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ASTM E243

Standard Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy Current) Examination of Copper and Copper-Alloy Tubes

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 June 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 6
ICS Code (Non-ferrous metal pipes): 23.040.15
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This practice2 covers the procedures that shall be followed in eddy current examination of copper and copperalloy tubes for detecting discontinuities of a severity likely to cause failure of the tube. These procedures are applicable for tubes with outside diameters to 31⁄8 in. (79.4 mm), inclusive, and wall thicknesses from 0.017 in. (0.432 mm) to 0.120 in. (3.04 mm), inclusive, or as otherwise stated in ASTM product specifications; or by other users of this practice. These procedures may be used for tubes beyond the size range recommended, upon contractual agreement between the purchaser and the manufacturer.

The procedures described in this practice are based on methods making use of encircling annular examination coil systems.

Units-The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

NOTE 1-This practice may be used as a guideline for the examination, by means of internal probe examination coil systems, of installations using tubular products where the outer surface of the tube is not accessible. For such applications, the technical differences associated with the use of internal probe coils should be recognized and accommodated. The effect of foreign materials on the tube surface and signals due to tube supports are typical of the factors that must be considered. See E690 for additional details regarding the in-situ examinations using internal probes.

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.

2 For ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code applications see related Practice SE-243 in the Code.

*A Summary of Changes section appears at the end of this standard

Document History

ASTM E243
June 1, 2018
Standard Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy Current) Examination of Copper and Copper-Alloy Tubes
This practice2 covers the procedures that shall be followed in eddy current examination of copper and copperalloy tubes for detecting discontinuities of a severity likely to cause failure of the...
December 1, 2013
Standard Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy Current) Examination of Copper and Copper-Alloy Tubes
This practice2 covers the procedures that shall be followed in eddy current examination of copper and copperalloy tubes for detecting discontinuities of a severity likely to cause failure of the...
June 1, 2009
Standard Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Examination of Copper and Copper-Alloy Tubes
This practice2 covers the procedures that shall be followed in eddy-current examination of copper and copperalloy tubes for detecting discontinuities of a severity likely to cause failure of the...
May 10, 1997
Standard Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Examination of Copper and Copper-Alloy Tubes
1. Scope 1.1 This practice covers the procedures that shall be followed in eddy-current examination of copper and copper-alloy tubes for detecting discontinuities of a severity likely to cause...
May 10, 1997
Standard Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Examination of Copper and Copper-Alloy Tubes
This practice(Footnote 2) covers the procedures that shall be followed in eddy-current examination of copper and copper-alloy tubes for detecting discontinuities of a severity likely to cause failure...
February 9, 1990
Standard Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy-Current) Examination of Copper and Copper-Alloy Tubes
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June 30, 1989
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC (EDDY- CURRENT) TESTING OF SEAMLESS COPPER AND COPPER-ALLOY TUBES
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January 11, 1985
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC (EDDY- CURRENT) TESTING OF SEAMLESS COPPER AND COPPER-ALLOY TUBES
A description is not available for this item.
July 1, 1971
Standard Practice for ELECTROMAGNETIC (EDDY CURRENT) TESTING OF SEAMLESS COPPER AND COPPER-ALLOY HEAT EXCHANGER AND CONDENSER TUBES
This recommended practice describes the procedures that may be followed in eddy-current testing (with annular test coils) of seamless copper and copper-alloy heat-exchanger and condenser tubes for...

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