BS EN ISO 17635:2016 Non-destructive testing of welds. General rules for metallic materials

BS EN ISO 17635:2016

Non-destructive testing of welds. General rules for metallic materials

Status : Current   Published : December 2016



What is this standard about?

It provides a consistent way of choosing non-destructive testing methods for welds in metallic materials. 

Who is this standard for?

  • Inspection companies in a number of sectors, including oil and gas, marine, general engineering and construction
  • Certification bodies
  • Authorised training and qualification bodies responsible for ensuring that training and examinations are in accordance with this industry mandated standard 

Why should you use this standard? 

It gives guidelines for the choice of non-destructive testing (NDT) methods for welds and evaluation of the results for quality control purposes, based on quality requirements, material, weld thickness, welding process and extent of testing. 

It also specifies general rules and standards to be applied to the different types of testing, for either the methodology or the acceptance levels for metallic materials. 

What’s changed since the last update?

This supersedes the 2010 version of this standard. The principal changes are:

  • International standards have replaced European standards as normative references
  • “examined” has been replaced by “tested” in the whole document
  • Important modifications have been made to Annex A, Rules and standards to be applied
  • Annex C, Non-acceptable indications, has been deleted

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 17635:2016
TitleNon-destructive testing of welds. General rules for metallic materials
Publication Date31 December 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 13588, ISO 5817, ISO 19285, ISO 17638, ISO 3452-1, ISO 10675-1, ISO 23278, ISO 15626, ISO 17637, ISO 10863, ISO 23279, ISO 9712, ISO 17636-1:2013, ISO 23277, ISO 17636-2:2013, ISO 17643, ISO 11666, ISO 17640, ISO 10042, ISO 10675-2:2017
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 19232-5, ISO 16828, ISO/TR 25901-1, EN 13068-3, EN 14784-2, ISO 22825
ReplacesBS EN ISO 17635:2010
International RelationshipsEN ISO 17635:2016,ISO 17635:2016
Draft Superseded By15/30303377 DC
DescriptorsMetals, Copper alloys, Sampling methods, Technical documents, Visual inspection (testing), Steels, Copper, Penetrant flaw detection, Nickel, Classification systems, Eddy-current tests, Non-destructive testing, Examination (quality assurance), Ultrasonic testing, Quality control, Welding, Titanium, Thickness, Defects, Magnetic-particle flaw detection, Radiographic testing, Nickel alloys, Selection, Acceptance inspection, Welded joints, Aluminium, Acceptance (approval)
Title in FrenchContrôle non destructif des assemblages soudés. Règles générales pour les matériaux métalliques
Title in GermanZerstörungsfreie Prüfung von Schweißverbindungen. Allgemeine Regeln für metallische Werkstoffe
ISBN978 0 580 87064 4
File Size1.888 MB

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