This standard specifies magnetic particle examination 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 examination sensitivity, are described in annex A. Techniques for examination of welds, with geometries in accordance with those shown in tables 1, 2 and 3 can be used directly from this standard. Acceptance levels for indications are described in prEN 1291.
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