Standard Active Last Updated: Nov 03, 2021
ASTM E1390-21

Standard Specification for Illuminators Used for Viewing Industrial Radiographs

Abstract

This specification provides the recommended minimum requirements for industrial radiographic illuminators used for viewing industrial radiographic films using transmitted light sources. The function of the illuminator is to provide sufficient illumination and viewing capabilities for the purpose of identification and interpretation of radiographic images. The luminance of the transmitted light shall not be less than 30 candelas per square metre for film densities equal to or less than 2.5 optical density and not less than 10 candelas per square meter for film densities greater than 2.5 optical density. If the illuminator has a diffusing screen, the light shall be sufficiently divergent so that both eyes of the observer receive rays from all parts of the screen. The maximum illuminator luminance, and divergence and diffusion of light shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.

Scope

1.1 The function of the illuminator is to provide sufficient illumination and viewing capabilities for the purpose of identification and interpretation of radiographic images. This specification provides the recommended minimum requirements for industrial radiographic illuminators used for viewing industrial radiographic films using transmitted light sources.

1.2 The illuminator has to ensure the same safety for personnel, or users of any electric apparatus, as specified by electrical standards applicable in the country in which the illuminator is used.

1.3 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.4 This standard 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 standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Details
Book of Standards Volume: 03.03
Developed by Subcommittee: E07.01
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/E1390-21
ICS Code: 19.100