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ASTM E213

Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Metal Pipe and Tubing

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 10 June 2002
Status: inactive
Page Count: 11
ICS Code (Iron and steel pipes): 23.040.10
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This practice covers a procedure for detecting discontinuities in metal pipe and tubing during a volumetric examination using ultrasonic methods. Specific techniques of the ultrasonic method to which this practice applies include pulse-reflection techniques, both contact and non-contact (for example, as described in Guide E 1774), and angle beam immersion techniques. Artificial reflectors consisting of longitudinal, and, when specified by the using party or parties, transverse reference notches placed on the surfaces of a reference standard are employed as the primary means of standardizing the ultrasonic system.

This practice is intended for use with tubular products having outside diameters approximately ½ in. (12.7 mm) and larger, provided that the examination parameters comply with and satisfy the requirements of Section 12. These procedures have been successful with smaller sizes. These may be specified upon contractual agreement between the using parties. These procedures are intended to ensure that proper beam angles and beam shapes are used to provide full volume coverage of pipes and tubes, including those with low ratios of outside diameter-to-wall thickness, and to avoid spurious signal responses when examining small-diameter, thin-wall tubes.

The procedure in Annex Annex A1 is applicable to pipe and tubing used in nuclear and other special and safety applications. The procedure in Annex Annex A2 may be used to determine the helical scan pitch.

This practice does not establish acceptance criteria; they must be specified by the using party or parties.

The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The SI equivalents are in parentheses and may be approximate.

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

Document History

January 15, 2020
Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Metal Pipe and Tubing
This practice2 covers a procedure for detecting discontinuities in metal pipe and tubing during a volumetric examination using ultrasonic methods. Specific techniques of the ultrasonic method to...
June 1, 2014
Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Metal Pipe and Tubing
This practice2 covers a procedure for detecting discontinuities in metal pipe and tubing during a volumetric examination using ultrasonic methods. Specific techniques of the ultrasonic method to...
June 1, 2014
Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Metal Pipe and Tubing
This practice2 covers a procedure for detecting discontinuities in metal pipe and tubing during a volumetric examination using ultrasonic methods. Specific techniques of the ultrasonic method to...
June 1, 2009
Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Metal Pipe and Tubing
This practice2 covers a procedure for detecting discontinuities in metal pipe and tubing during a volumetric examination using ultrasonic methods. Specific techniques of the ultrasonic method to...
January 1, 2004
Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Metal Pipe and Tubing
This practice(Footnote 2) covers a procedure for detecting discontinuities in metal pipe and tubing during a volumetric examination using ultrasonic methods. Specific techniques of the ultrasonic...
ASTM E213
June 10, 2002
Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Metal Pipe and Tubing
This practice covers a procedure for detecting discontinuities in metal pipe and tubing during a volumetric examination using ultrasonic methods. Specific techniques of the ultrasonic method to which...
May 10, 1998
Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Metal Pipe and Tubing
1. Scope 1.1 This practice covers a procedure for detecting discontinuities in metal pipe and tubing using pulse-reflection ultrasonic contact or immersion angle beam techniques. Artificial...
September 15, 1993
Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Metal Pipe and Tubing
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1993
Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Metal Pipe and Tubing
A description is not available for this item.
September 26, 1986
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR ULTRASONIC EXAMINATION OF METAL PIPE AND TUBING (R 1990)
A description is not available for this item.
March 11, 1985
STANDARD PRACTICE FOR ULTRASONIC EXAMINATION OF METAL PIPE AND TUBING
A description is not available for this item.
May 25, 1979
Standard Recommended Practice for ULTRASONIC INSPECTION OF METAL PIPE AND TUBING
This recommended practice2 covers a procedure for detecting discontinuities in metal pipe and tubing using pulse-reflection ultrasonic contact or immersion oblique angle techniques. Artificial...
September 13, 1968
Standard Method for ULTRASONIC INSPECTION OF METAL PIPE AND TUBING FOR LONGITUDINAL DISCONTINUITIES
This method covers a procedure for detecting longitudinal discontinuities in metal pipe and tubing using pulse-reflection ultrasonic contact or immersion techniques. It is intended to be used for...

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