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BS EN 1290 1998 Edition, June 15, 1998
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Superseded By: BS EN ISO 17638
Non-destructive examination of welds - Magnetic particle examination of welds
Includes all amendments and changes through Amendment 2, March 12, 2004
Additional Comments: W/D S/S BY BS EN ISO 17638
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This standard specifies magnetic particle testing techniques for the detection of surface imperfections in ferromagnetic welds, including the heat-affected zones, using the magnetic method. Techniques recommended are suitable for most welding processes and joint configurations. Variations to the basic techniques that will provide a higher or lower testing sensitivity are described in Annex A.

Techniques for testing of welds, with geometries in accordance with those shown in Table 1, Table 2 and Table 3, can be used directly from this standard.

Acceptance levels for indications are described in EN 1291.