BS EN ISO 13588:2019 Non-destructive testing of welds. Ultrasonic testing. Use of automated phased array technology

BS EN ISO 13588:2019

Non-destructive testing of welds. Ultrasonic testing. Use of automated phased array technology

Status : Current   Published : March 2019



What is this standard about?

This document specifies the application of the phased array technology for the semi- or fully automated ultrasonic testing of fusion-welded joints in metallic materials of minimum thickness 6 mm. It applies to full penetration welded joints of simple geometry in plates, pipes, and vessels, where both the weld and the parent material are low-alloy and/or fine grained steel. For the testing of welds in other steel materials this document gives guidance. For coarse-grained or austenitic steels, ISO 22825 applies in addition to this document.

This document provides guidance on the specific capabilities and limitations of the phased array technology for the detection, location, sizing and characterization of discontinuities in fusion-welded joints. Phased array technology can be used as a stand-alone technology or in combination with other non-destructive testing (NDT) methods or techniques, for manufacturing inspection, pre-service and for in-service inspection.

This document specifies four testing levels, each corresponding to a different probability of detection of imperfections.

This document permits assessment of discontinuities for acceptance purposes based either on amplitude (equivalent reflector size) and length, or on height and length.

This document does not include acceptance levels for discontinuities.

This document is not applicable for automated testing of welds during the production of steel products covered by ISO 10893-8, ISO 10893-11 and ISO 3183.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 13588:2019
TitleNon-destructive testing of welds. Ultrasonic testing. Use of automated phased array technology
Publication Date12 March 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 5817, ISO 18563-2, ISO 9712, ISO 18563-1, ISO 19285, ISO 5577, ISO 10863, EN 16018, ISO 22825, ISO 17640, ISO 18563-3
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 3183, ISO 10893-8, ISO 15626, ISO 11666, ISO 17635, ISO/TS 16829, ISO 10893-11, ISO 16810, ISO 16811
ReplacesBS EN ISO 13588:2012
International RelationshipsEN ISO 13588:2019,ISO 13588:2019
Draft Superseded By18/30353053 DC
DescriptorsNon-destructive testing, Seam welding, Ultrasonic testing, Area, Acceptance (approval), Pipes, Laminates, Steels, Automatic, Defects, Welded joints
Title in FrenchContrôle non destructif des assemblages soudés. Contrôle par ultrasons. Utilisation de la technique multi-éléments automatisés
Title in GermanZerstörungsfreie Prüfung von Schweißverbindungen. Ultraschallprüfung. Anwendung von automatisierter phasengesteuerter Array-Technologie
ISBN978 0 580 96755 9
File Size2.268 MB

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