BS EN ISO 17637:2016 Non-destructive testing of welds. Visual testing of fusion-welded joints

BS EN ISO 17637:2016

Non-destructive testing of welds. Visual testing of fusion-welded joints

Status : Current   Published : December 2016



What is this standard about?

It provides a consistent way of visually testing 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 specifies the visual testing of fusion welds in metallic materials. It may also be applied to visual testing of the joint prior to welding. Using this standard ensures that visual testing of fusion welds in metallic materials is uniform and repeatable, irrespective of new processes, revised standard practices, newly developed equipment or changes to the materials used.

What’s changed since the last update?

This standard replaces BS EN ISO 17637:2011 which is withdrawn. It was revised to keep up with changing approaches and materials. 

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 17637:2016
TitleNon-destructive testing of welds. Visual testing of fusion-welded joints
Publication Date31 December 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 3058, ISO 5817, ISO 9712, ISO 10042, ISO 13385, ISO 17635
ReplacesBS EN ISO 17637:2011
International RelationshipsEN ISO 17637:2016,ISO 17637:2016
Draft Superseded By15/30311772 DC
DescriptorsWelded joints, Fusion welding, Welding, Repair, Visual inspection (testing), Non-destructive testing, Inspection, Test equipment, Gauges, Working range, Accuracy, Angles (geometry), Testing conditions
Title in FrenchContrôle non destructif des assemblages soudés. Contrôle visuel des assemblages soudés par fusion
Title in GermanZerstörungsfreie Prüfung von Schweißverbindungen. Sichtprüfung von Schmelzschweißverbindungen
ISBN978 0 580 87798 8
File Size2.371 MB

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