ASTM E689 - 20 - Standard Reference Radiographs for Ductile Iron Castings

ASTM E689 - 20

Standard Reference Radiographs for Ductile Iron Castings

Status : Current   Published : June 2020



1.1�This standard extends the application of steel casting Reference Radiographs E446, E186, and E280 when performing film radiography and Digital Reference Images E2868 and E3030 when performing digital radiography to ductile iron castings when determined appropriate for specific applications (see Section 4).

1.2�The reference radiograph films are an adjunct to Reference Radiographs E446, E186, or E280, and must be purchased separately from ASTM International, if needed. Likewise, when performing digital radiography, the digital reference images are an adjunct to Digital Reference Images E2868 and E3030 and must be purchased separately from ASTM International, if needed (see 2.1). Categories and severity levels for each discontinuity type represented by these reference radiographs are described within each applicable standard above.

Note 1:The basis of application for these reference radiographs requires a prior purchaser supplier agreement of radiographic examination attributes and classification criterion as described in Sections 4, 5, and 6 of this standard.

1.3�From time to time, there may be minor changes to the process for manufacturing of the reference radiograph adjunct materials. These changes could include changes in the films or processing chemicals used, changes in the dies or printing for the cardboard mats, etc.; however, in all cases, these changes are reviewed by the Illustration Monitoring Subcommittee and all reference radiographs are reviewed against a fixed prototype image to ensure that there are no changes to the acceptance level represented by the reference radiographs. Therefore, the adjunct reference radiographs remain valid for use with this standard regardless of the date of production or the revision level of the text standard.

1.4This 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5This 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 E689 - 20
TitleStandard Reference Radiographs for Ductile Iron Castings
Publication Date01 June 2020
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 classification, discontinuity, ductile iron castings, gamma ray, reference radiographs, X-ray
File Size77 KB

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