BS EN ISO 3452-1:2021

BS EN ISO 3452-1:2021

Non-destructive testing. Penetrant testing. General principles

Status : Current   Published : June 2021



What does BS EN ISO 3452-1:2021 cover?

It specifies a method of penetrant testing used to detect discontinuities, e.g. cracks, laps, folds, porosity and lack of fusion, that are open to the surface of the material to be tested, using white light or UV-A (365 nm) radiation.

It’s mainly applied to metallic materials, but can also be performed on other materials, provided that they are inert to the test media and not excessively porous (castings, forgings, welds, ceramics, etc.)

BS EN ISO 3452-1:2021 also includes requirements for process and control testing.

NOTE 1: Methods for determining and monitoring the essential properties of penetrant testing products to be used are specified in BS EN ISO 3452-2 and BS EN ISO 3452-3.

NOTE 2: The term "discontinuity" is used in this document in the sense that no evaluation concerning acceptability or non-acceptability is included.

Why should you use BS EN ISO 3452-1:2021?

  • It supplies a state of the art approach to penetrant testing
  • It can improve the efficiency of penetrant testing
  • It can help manage the risks of penetrant testing better
  • It can produce robust test results

BS EN ISO 3452-1:2021 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure because it helps underpin resilient infrastructure.

What’s new about BS EN ISO 3452-1:2021?

This is a revision of BS EN ISO 3452-1:2013 that brings the standard in line with current industry practices. There are many changes throughout BS EN ISO 3452-1:2021, the main ones being:

  • Clarification of understanding of product family
  • Addition of the new procedure “no developer”

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 3452-1:2021
TitleNon-destructive testing. Penetrant testing. General principles
Publication Date07 June 2021
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 3452-2, ISO 3452-4, ISO 3452-6, ISO 3059, ISO 3452-3, ISO 3452-5, ISO 12706
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 9712, CEN/TR 16638
ReplacesBS EN ISO 3452-1:2013
International RelationshipsEN ISO 3452-1:2021,ISO 3452-1:2021
Draft Superseded By19/30376314 DC
DescriptorsDesignations, Safety measures, Penetrants, Compatibility, Penetrant flaw detection, Specimen preparation, Visual inspection (testing), Flaw detection, Reports, Non-destructive testing, Testing conditions, Classification systems
Title in FrenchEssais non destructifs. Examen par ressuage Principes généraux
Title in GermanZerstörungsfreie Prüfung. Eindringprüfung Allgemeine Grundlagen
ISBN978 0 539 00647 6
File Size2.245 MB

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