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ASTM E1165

Standard Test Method for Measurement of Focal Spots of Industrial X-Ray Tubes by Pinhole Imaging

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 15 June 2012
Status: active
Page Count: 13
ICS Code (Non-destructive testing): 19.100
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The image quality and the resolution of X-ray images highly depend on the characteristics of the focal spot. The imaging qualities of the focal spot are based on its two dimensional intensity distribution as seen from the detector plane.

This test method provides instructions for determining the effective size (dimensions) of standard and mini focal spots of industrial x-ray tubes. This determination is based on the measurement of an image of a focal spot that has been radiographically recorded with a "pinhole" technique.

This standard specifies a method for the measurement of focal spot dimensions from 50 μm up to several mm of X-ray sources up to 1000 kV tube voltage. Smaller focal spots should be measured using EN 12543-5 using the projection of an edge.

This test method may also be used to determine the presence or extent of focal spot damage or deterioration that may have occurred due to tube age, tube overloading, and the like. This would entail the production of a focal spot radiograph (with the pinhole method) and an evaluation of the resultant image for pitting, cracking, and the like.

Values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.

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

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.

Document History

ASTM E1165
June 15, 2012
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Focal Spots of Industrial X-Ray Tubes by Pinhole Imaging
The image quality and the resolution of X-ray images highly depend on the characteristics of the focal spot. The imaging qualities of the focal spot are based on its two dimensional intensity...
June 15, 2012
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Focal Spots of Industrial X-Ray Tubes by Pinhole Imaging
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 2004
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Focal Spots of Industrial X-Ray Tubes by Pinhole Imaging
This test method provides instructions for determining the length and width dimensions of line focal spots in industrial X-ray tubes (see Note 1). This determination is based on the measurement of an...
January 1, 2004
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Focal Spots of Industrial X-Ray Tubes by Pinhole Imaging
This test method provides instructions for determining the length and width dimensions of line focal spots in industrial X-ray tubes (see Note 1). This determination is based on the measurement of an...
May 15, 1992
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Focal Spots of Industrial X-Ray Tubes by Pinhole Imaging
1. Scope 1.1 This test method provides instructions for determining the length and width dimensions of line focal spots in industrial X-ray tubes (see Note 1). This determination is based on the...
May 15, 1992
Standard Test Method for Measurement of Focal Spots of Industrial X-Ray Tubes by Pinhole Imaging
This test method provides instructions for determining the length and width dimensions of line focal spots in industrial X-ray tubes (see Note 1). This determination is based on the measurement of an...
May 29, 1987
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR MEASUREMENT OF FOCAL SPOTS OF INDUSTRIAL X-RAY TUBES BY PINHOLE IMAGING
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