ASTM E1444/E1444M-12, “Standard Practice for Magnetic Particle Testing,” has just been released and is available from Document Center Inc. in both paper and pdf format. This practice establishes the basic parameters for controlling the application of the magnetic particle testing method.
Magnetic particle testing consists of magnetizing the area to be examined, applying suitably prepared magnetic particles while the area is magnetized, and subsequently interpreting and evaluating any resulting particle accumulations. Maximum detectability occurs when the discontinuity is positioned on the surface and perpendicular to the magnetic flux.
A summary of changes appears at the end of the new edition of the ASTM E1444/E1444M. There are a total of 9 technical corrections in this release. Or you may prefer to purchase the redline edition, which provides you with both a copy of the new standard plus a copy of the 2011 Edition with changes “marked up” for easy identification.
This 2012 Edition replaces the previous release, ASTM E1444/E1444M (now obsolete). FYI: You can see the complete history of the standard at our usual revision history page (available for every standard on our website).
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