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ASTM E2641-09(2017)

Standard Practice for Best Practices for Safe Application of 3D Imaging Technology

Standard Practice for Best Practices for Safe Application of 3D Imaging Technology E2641-09R17 ASTM|E2641-09R17|en-US Standard Practice for Best Practices for Safe Application of 3D Imaging Technology Standard new BOS Vol. 10.04 Committee E57
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Significance and Use

3.1 The overall purpose of standards is to document and communicate best practices in the successful and consistent application of 3D imaging technology. When executed effectively, this leads to an enhanced project performance. This practice offers a guideline for safe field operational procedures used in the application of 3D imaging technology.

3.2 Applicability—As 3D imaging technology is applied across an ever increasing area of application, a set of uniform standards for their safe application is necessary. This best practice shall serve as a guideline to both operator and end user ensuring that necessary and reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure the safe application of 3D imaging technology.


1.1 This practice for the safe application of 3D imaging technology will focus primarily on the application of specific technology components common to 3D imaging systems. When appropriate, reference may be made to existing standards written for said technologies.

1.2 Safety standards relevant to specific industry practices where the technology may be applied will not be developed given the very broad potential for application over many industries. However, general mention and recommendations will be made to industry specific safety guidelines relevant to some common applications.

1.3 This practice covers the following topics:

1.3.1 End-user/operator responsibilities,

1.3.2 Safety plan,

1.3.3 Safety awareness,

1.3.4 Safe application of laser technology common to 3D imaging systems, and

1.3.5 References to some applicable government regulations.

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 and health 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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Book of Standards Volume: 10.04
Developed by Subcommittee: E57.20
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/E2641-09R17
ICS Code: 35.140