Notable standards and codes for Radiographic Testing

On site x/ray services

Radiographic testing is one of the most dependable forms of NDT, especially for checking welds. It is very important today as there are more demands on quality and longevity. Producers also need it to ensure that they are hitting the right standards. Format NDT Ltd is happy to help, offering on site x/ray services to suit various needs.

The standards

Arguably the most important standard in regards to radiographic testing is ISO 5579:2013. It is the latest version, last reviewed in 2019. It defines the basic rules for the industrial use of x/rays and gamma rays to detect flaws in metals and metallic products.

A second standard to focus on is ISO 17636-1:2013. It covers the non-destructive testing requirements for welds, specifically joints on plate and pipe. In addition, it covers tubes and pressure vessels. There is a further standard here to note as well – ISO 17636-2:2013. This second part covers using digital detectors.

Another important standard is ISO 4993:2015. It specifies the requirements for using radiographic testing to inspect steel and iron casings. The rules ensure compliance with other ISO procedures.

One more standard to pay attention to is ISO 10675-1:2016. It details the acceptance levels for radiographic testing for welds. It covers the levels for various metals, including steel, titanium, nickel, and alloys of the materials.

On top of all of these ISO standards there are a number of specific ones from ASME, API, ASTM, and EN. Because there are so many, it can be tricky to stay up to date with all of them. Luckily, we can help.

Choose our on site x/ray services

Format NDT Ltd aims to offer the very best solutions for every single customer. To achieve this with radiographic testing, we ensure we are up to date with all of the latest standards. There are a lot of them, but we work hard to maintain the skills of our technicians.

The great thing about working with us is we can provide high quality testing on all kinds of sites. This includes challenging sectors like oil and gas, aviation, and nuclear. As a result our clients can avoid the costly delays they would encounter if they had to send items away to test.

So, if you want to organise on site x/ray services please contact us. We offer solutions for any needs, including offering regular testing when necessary.