Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM E1212-04(2008)

Standard Practice for Quality Management Systems for Nondestructive Testing Agencies

Significance and Use

This practice covers procedures for establishing and maintaining a quality system for nondestructive testing agencies.

Controlling the quality of service rendered is a continuing process. This practice provides guidelines for establishing a quality management system that provides for: calibration, standardization, reference samples, examination plans, and procedures.

The basic requirements for a quality management system encompass the following areas, all of which shall be documented.

Quality policy statement, planning, and administration,


Human resources,

Physical resources, and

Quality management.


1.1 This practice covers general requirements for the establishment and maintenance of a quality management system for agencies engaged in nondestructive testing (NDT).

1.2 This practice utilizes criteria contained in Practice E 543.

1.3 This practice utilizes criteria contained in American National Standard ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q90012000, Quality management systemsRequirements.

1.4 This practice recognizes the importance of establishing minimum safety criteria.

1.5 This practice does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this practice to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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Book of Standards Volume: 03.03
Developed by Subcommittee: E07.09
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.1520/E1212-04R08
ICS Code: 03.100.70; 03.120.20; 19.020