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ASTM E165/E165M

Standard Practice for Liquid Penetrant Testing for General Industry

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 15 November 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 19
ICS Code (Non-destructive testing): 19.100
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This practice2 covers procedures for penetrant examination of materials. Penetrant testing is a nondestructive testing method for detecting discontinuities that are open to the surface such as cracks, seams, laps, cold shuts, shrinkage, laminations, through leaks, or lack of fusion and is applicable to in-process, final, and maintenance examinations. It can be effectively used in the examination of nonporous, metallic materials, ferrous and nonferrous metals, and of nonmetallic materials such as nonporous glazed or fully densified ceramics, as well as certain nonporous plastics, and glass.

This practice also provides a reference:

By which a liquid penetrant examination process recommended or required by individual organizations can be reviewed to ascertain its applicability and completeness.

For use in the preparation of process specifications and procedures dealing with the liquid penetrant testing of parts and materials. Agreement by the customer requesting penetrant testing is strongly recommended. All areas of this practice may be open to agreement between the cognizant engineering organization and the supplier, or specific direction from the cognizant engineering organization.

For use in the organization of facilities and personnel concerned with liquid penetrant testing.

This practice does not indicate or suggest criteria for evaluation of the indications obtained by penetrant testing. It should be pointed out, however, that after indications have been found, they must be interpreted or classified and then evaluated. For this purpose there must be a separate code, standard, or a specific agreement to define the type, size, location, and direction of indications considered acceptable, and those considered unacceptable.

Units-The values stated in either SI units or inchpound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with 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.

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

2 For ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code applications see related Recommended Test Method SE-165 in the Code.

Document History

ASTM E165/E165M
November 15, 2018
Standard Practice for Liquid Penetrant Testing for General Industry
This practice2 covers procedures for penetrant examination of materials. Penetrant testing is a nondestructive testing method for detecting discontinuities that are open to the surface such as...
June 15, 2012
Standard Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry
This practice2 covers procedures for penetrant examination of materials. Penetrant testing is a nondestructive testing method for detecting discontinuities that are open to the surface such as...
July 1, 2009
Standard Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry
This practice2 covers procedures for penetrant examination of materials. Penetrant testing is a nondestructive testing method for detecting discontinuities that are open to the surface such as...
February 10, 2002
Standard Test Method for Liquid Penetrant Examination
This test method covers procedures for penetrant examination of materials. They are nondestructive testing methods for detecting discontinuities that are open to the surface such as cracks, seams,...
January 15, 1995
Standard Test Method for Liquid Penetrant Examination
1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers procedures for penetrant examination of materials. They are nondestructive testing methods for detecting discontinuities that are open to the surface such as...
March 15, 1994
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR LIQUID PENETRANT EXAMINATION
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September 15, 1992
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR LIQUID PENETRANT EXAMINATION
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May 15, 1991
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR LIQUID PENETRANT EXAMINATION
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February 19, 1980
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR LIQUID PENETRANT INSPECTION METHOD (R 1983)
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August 31, 1965
Standard Methods for Liquid Penetrant Inspection
These methods cover procedures for liquid penetrant inspection of materials. Liquid penetrant processes are nondestructive testing methods for detecting discontinuities that are open to the surface....

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