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ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

NON DESTRUCTIVE TEST


LIQUID PENETRANT TESTING: MAGNETIC PARTICLE TESTING:
PRINCIPLE: CAPILLARY ACTION PRINCIPLE: LEAKAGE OF MAGNETIC FLUX.
PROCEDURE PREPARED : ASME SECTION V (ARTICLE VI) PROCEDURE PREPARED : ASME SECTION V (ARTICLE VII)
EVALUATION: ASME SECTION VIII (APPENDIX 8) EVALUATION: ASME SECTION VIII (APPENDIX 6)
ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA: ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA:
AN INDICATION OF AN IMPERFECTION MAY BE LARGER THAN THE IMPERFECTION
AN INDICATION OF AN IMPERFECTION MAY BE LARGER THAN THE IMPERFECTION THAT CAUSES IT
THAT CAUSES IT HOWEVER THE SIZE OF THE INDICATION IS THE BASIS FOR
1 HOWEVER THE SIZE OF THE INDICATION IS THE BASIS FOR ACCEPTANCE EVALUATION. ONLY INDICATIONS 1
ACCEPTANCE EVALUATION. ONLY INDICATIONS WITH MAJOR DIMENSIONS GREATER
WITH MAJOR DIMENSIONS GREATER THAN 1.5 MM SHALL BE CONSIDERED RELEVANT.
THAN 1.5 MM SHALL BE CONSIDERED RELEVANT.
A LINEAR INDICATION IS ONE HAVING A LENGTH GREATER THAN THREE TIMES THE WIDTH. A LINEAR INDICATION IS ONE HAVING A LENGTH GREATER THAN THREE TIMES THE
A ROUNDED INDICATION IS ONE OF CIRCULAR OR ELLIPTICAL SHAPE WITH THE LENGTH EQUAL TO OR LESS A ROUNDED INDICATION IS ONE OF CIRCULAR OR ELLIPTICAL SHAPE WITH THE
THAN THREE TIMES THE WIDTH. LENGTH EQUAL TO OR LESS THAN THREE TIMES THE WIDTH.
ANY QUESTIONABLE OR DOUBTFUL INDICATIONS SHALL BE REEXAMINES TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT ANY QUESTIONABLE OR DOUBTFUL INDICATIONS SHALL BE REEXAMINES TO
THEY ARE RELEVANT. DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE RELEVANT.
2 A RELEVANT LINEAR INDICATIONS 2 A RELEVANT LINEAR INDICATIONS

A RELEVANT ROUNDED INDICATIONS GREATER THAN 5MM A RELEVANT ROUNDED INDICATIONS GREATER THAN 5MM

FOUR OR MORE RELEVANT ROUNDED INDICATIONS IN A LINE SEPARATED BY 1.5MM OR


FOUR OR MORE RELEVANT ROUNDED INDICATIONS IN A LINE SEPARATED BY 1.5MM OR LESS (EDGE TO EDGE).
LESS (EDGE TO EDGE).

VISUAL INSPECTION AS PER ASME B 31.3

EXTENT OF IMPERFECTION
ULTRASONIC TESTING (UT): (CRACK, LACK OF FUSION, INCOMPLETE ZERO (NO EVIDENT IMPERFECTION)
PENETRATION)

PRINCIPLE: ACOUSTIC IMPEDENCE MISMATCH DEPTH OF INCOMPLETE PENETRATION < 1 mm & 0.2 Tw
CUMMULATIVE LENGTH OF INCOMPLETE
PROCEDURE PREPARED : ASME SECTION V (ARTICLE IV) PENETRATION
< 38 mm in any 150 mm weld length
DEPTH OF LACK OF FUSION AND
EVALUATION: ASME SECTION VIII (APPENDIX 12) INCOMPLETE PENETRATION.
< 0.2 Tw
ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA: DEPTH OF UNDERCUT < 1 mm & Tw/2
IMPERFECTIONS WHICH PRODUCE A RESPONSE GREATER THAN 20% OF THE REFERRENCE LEVEL SHALL BE
INVESTIGATED TO THE EXTENT THAT THE OPERATOR CAN DETERMINE THE SHAPE,IDENTITY, AND LOCATION
1 SURFACE ROUGHNESS < 500 min Ra per asme B46.1
OF ALL SUCH IMPERFECTIONS AND EVALUATE THEM IN TERMS OF THE ACCEPTANCE STANDARDS GIVEN
BELOW.
INDICATIONS CHARACTERIZED AS CRACKS, LACK OF FUSION, OR INCOMPLETE PENETRATION ARE
A DEPTH OF ROOT SURFACE CONCAVITY TOTAL JOINT THICKNESS, INCL.WELD REINF., >Tw
UNACCEPTABLE REGARDLESS OF LENGTH.
OTHER IMPERFECTIONS ARE UNACCEPTABLE IF THE INDICATION EXCEED THE RREFERENCE LEVEL HEIGHT OF REINFORCEMENT OR INTERNAL HEIGHT
PROTRUSION.
Tw min
AMPLITUDE AND HAVE LENGTHS WHICH EXCEED: mm
6 MM FOR t UP TO 19 MM. < 6 mm <1.5 mm
t/3 FOR t FROM 19MM TO 57 MM. > 6 mm & < 13 mm < 3mm
19MM FOR t OVER 57 MM. > 13 mm & < 25mm < 4mm
WHERE "t" IS THE THICKNESS OF THE WELD EXCLUDING ANY ALLOWABLE REINFORCEMENT. FOR A BUTT
WELD JOINING TWO MEMBERS HAVING DIFFFERENT THICKNESSES AT THE WELD, "t" IS THE THINNERR OF
> 25 mm < 5 mm
THESE TWO THICKNESSES. IF A FULL PENETRATION WELD INCLUDES A FILLET WELD, THE THICKNESS OF
THE THROAT OF THE FILLET SHALL BE INCLUDED IN "t".
ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

NON DESTRUCTIVE TEST


VISUAL INSPECTION:

PRINCIPLE:
PROCEDURE PREPARED : ASME SECTION V (ARTICLE VI)
EVALUATION: ASME B 31.3 TABLE 341.3.2
ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA:
EXTENT OF IMPERFECTION
(CRACK, LACK OF FUSION, ZERO (NO EVIDENT IMPERFECTION)
INCOMPLETE PENETRATION)
DEPTH OF INCOMPLETE
< 1 mm & 0.2 Tw
PENETRATION
CUMMULATIVE LENGTH OF
< 38 mm in any 150 mm weld length
INCOMPLETE
DEPTH OF LACK OF FUSION
AND INCOMPLETE < 0.2 Tw
PENETRATION.
DEPTH OF UNDERCUT < 1 mm & Tw/2
SURFACE ROUGHNESS < 500 min Ra per asme B46.1
DEPTH OF ROOT SURFACE TOTAL JOINT THICKNESS, INCL.WELD
CONCAVITY REINF., >Tw
Tw min HEIGHT mm
HEIGHT OF < 6 mm <1.5 mm
REINFORCEMENT OR > 6 mm & < 13 mm < 3mm
INTERNAL PROTRUSION. > 13 mm & < 25mm < 4mm
> 25 mm < 5 mm