BS 9690-1:2011 Non-destructive testing. Guided wave testing. General guidance and principles

BS 9690-1:2011

Non-destructive testing. Guided wave testing. General guidance and principles

Status : Current, Under review   Published : October 2011



What is this standard about?

BS 9690-1 provides general principles and defines specifications for non-destructive testing (NDT) using guided stress waves.

Who is this standard for?

  • Anyone involved in non-destructive testing
  • Manufacturers/designers of products suited to NDT testing

Why should you use this standard?

Guided stress waves used for NDT are sonic or ultra-sonic waves which travel along an object and are guided by its surfaces or shape, and whose wavelength is large compared to a characteristic dimension such as wall thickness. It is therefore suited to the testing of elongated objects such as pipes, tubes and rails.

This part of BS 9690 provides the general principles for guided wave testing. The specific conditions of application and use of guided wave testing, which depend on the type of object tested, are described in documents which could include:

a)      Product standards

b)      Specifications

c)       Codes

d)      Contractual documents

e)      Written procedures

Unless otherwise specified in the referencing documents the minimum recommendations of this standard are applicable.

Standard NumberBS 9690-1:2011
TitleNon-destructive testing. Guided wave testing. General guidance and principles
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 October 2011
Confirm Date01 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 1330-2, BS EN 1330-4, BS EN 473
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 583-1
Draft Superseded By11/30238601 DC
DescriptorsTransducers, Non-destructive testing, Stress, Terminology, Waves, Personnel, Pipelines, Test equipment, Pipes, Sonic testing, Guided wave testing, Ultrasonic testing, Ultrasonics
ISBN978 0 580 73793 0
File Size819 KB

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