BS EN ISO 17636-1:2013 Non-destructive testing of welds. Radiographic testing. X- and gamma-ray techniques with film

BS EN ISO 17636-1:2013

Non-destructive testing of welds. Radiographic testing. X- and gamma-ray techniques with film

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : January 2013



What is this standard about?

BS EN ISO 17636-1 specifies guidelines relating to radiographic examination of fusion welded joints in metallic materials using industrial radiographic film techniques.

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers/designers of fusion welded joints
  • Suppliers and users of equipment containing fusion welded joints
  • Professionals responsible for radiographic examinations
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Health care authorities
  • Quality/health and safety industries

Why should you use this standard?

This first part of the international standard outlines the latest techniques of radiography, to enable satisfactory and repeatable results to be economically obtained. The techniques are based on generally recognized practice and fundamental theory of the subject, inspection of fusion welded joints with industrial radiographic films.

It applies to the joints of plates and pipes. Besides its conventional meaning, “pipe” as used in this standard covers other cylindrical bodies such as tubes, penstocks, boiler drums, and pressure vessels.

Note: BS EN ISO 17636 does not specify acceptance levels for any of the indications found on the radiographs.

What’s changed since the last update?

BS EN ISO 17636 has been fully revised by experts to bring it up to date with technological developments and industry best practice. It has been divided into two parts - BS EN ISO 17636-1 and BS EN ISO 17636-2 on X- and gamma-ray techniques with digital detectors. These now replace BS EN ISO 17636:2003.

The main changes to Part 1 are:

  • The normative references have been updated and the text editorially revised
  • Any X-ray devices up to 1 000 kV have been included

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 17636-1:2013
TitleNon-destructive testing of welds. Radiographic testing. X- and gamma-ray techniques with film
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date31 January 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 19232-4, ISO 11699-2, ISO 19232-2, ISO 11699-1, EN 12679, EN 12543, ISO 5580, ISO 19232-1, ISO 5576, ISO 9712
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 5579, ISO 19232-3
ReplacesBS EN 1435:1997
Amended ByCorrigendum, February 2013
DescriptorsGamma-ray apparatus, Boilers, Wires, Safety measures, Non-destructive testing, Radiographic film, Pipes, Welded joints, Thickness, Fusion welding, Grades (quality), Radiography, Specimen preparation, Pressure vessels, X-rays, Optical density, Photographic images, Radiographic testing, Intensifying screens, X-ray apparatus, Gamma-radiation, Test equipment
Title in FrenchContrôle non destructif des assemblages soudés. Contrôle par radiographie. Techniques par rayons X ou gamma à l'aide de film
Title in GermanZerstörungsfreie Prüfung von Schweißverbindungen. Durchstrahlungsprüfung. Röntgen- und Gammastrahlungstechniken mit Filmen
ISBN978 0 580 82155 4
File Size2 MB

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