ASTM E1932 - 12(2017) - Standard Guide for Acoustic Emission Examination of Small Parts
Maintenance will be taking place for BSI Shop on Saturday 19th September 2020 between 08:00 AM and 14:00 PM UK time. During this period, BSI Shop will have limited functionality. Please do not make any purchases during these works. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused during this essential maintenance.

Related Standards

ASTM E1932 - 12(2017)

Standard Guide for Acoustic Emission Examination of Small Parts

Status : Current   Published : June 2017



1.1 This guide covers techniques for conducting acoustic emission (AE) examinations of small parts. It is confined to examination objects (or defined regions of larger objects) where there is low AE signal attenuation throughout the examination region. This eliminates the consideration of complex attenuation factor corrections and multiple sensor and array placements based on overcoming signal losses over distances.

1.2 The guide assumes a typical AE examination as one where there is a controlled or measured stress acting upon the part being monitored by AE. Particular emphasis is placed on sensor and system selection, sensor placements, stressing considerations, noise reduction/rejection techniques, spatial filtering, location determination, use of guard sensors, collection of AE data, AE data analysis and report. The purpose of the AE examination is to analyze how an object under evaluation is withstanding the applied load.

1.3 Possible applications of this guide includes materials characterization, quality control of production processes, proof testing after fabrication, evaluating regions of interest of larger structures and retesting after intervals of service. The applied load may include mechanical forces (tension, compression or torsional) internal pressure and thermal gradients.

1.4  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM E1932 - 12(2017)
TitleStandard Guide for Acoustic Emission Examination of Small Parts
Publication Date01 June 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Acoustic emission Materials characterization Nondestructive evaluation Nondestructive testing Production quality control Small parts
File Size76 KB

 Your basket
Your basket is empty

Multi-user access to over 3,500 medical device standards, regulations, expert commentaries and other documents


The faster, easier way to work with standards

Worldwide Standards
We can source any standard from anywhere in the world

Develop a PAS

Develop a fast-track standardization document in 9-12 months