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2007 SECTION VIII DIVISION 1

MANDATORY APPENDIX 12
ULTRASONIC EXAMINATION OF WELDS (UT)
12-1 SCOPE
(a) This Appendix describes methods which shall be
employed when ultrasonic examination of welds is speci-
ed in this Division.
(b) Article 4 of Section V shall be applied for detail
requirements in methods, procedures and qualications,
unless otherwise specied in this Appendix.
(c) Ultrasonic examination shall be performed in accor-
dance with a written procedure, certied by the Manufac-
turer to be in accordance with the requirements of T-150
of Section V.
12-2 CERTIFICATION OF COMPETENCE
OF NONDESTRUCTIVE EXAMINER
The Manufacturer shall certify that personnel performing
and evaluating ultrasonic examinations required by this
Division have been qualied and certied in accordance
with their employers written practice. SNT-TC-1A
1
shall
be used as a guideline for employers to establish their
written practice for qualication and certication of their
personnel. Alternatively, the ASNT Central Certication
Program (ACCP)
1
or CP-189
1
may be used to fulll the
examination and demonstration requirements of SNT-TC-
1A and the employers written practice. Provisions for
training, experience, qualication, and certication of NDE
personnel shall be described in the Manufacturers Quality
Control System (see Appendix 10).
12-3 ACCEPTANCEREJECTION
STANDARDS
These Standards shall apply unless other standards are
specied for specic applications within this Division.
1
Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A, Personnel Qualication
and Certication in Nondestructive Testing, ACCP, ASNT Central Certi-
cation Program, and CP-189 are published by the American Society
for Nondestructive Testing, Inc., 1711 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, Ohio
43228-0518.
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Imperfections which produce a response greater than
20% of the reference level shall be investigated to the
extent that the operator can determine the shape, identity,
and location of all such imperfections and evaluate them
in terms of the acceptance standards given in (a) and (b)
below.
(a) Indications characterized as cracks, lack of fusion,
or incomplete penetration are unacceptable regardless of
length.
(b) Other imperfections are unacceptable if the indica-
tions exceed the reference level amplitude and have lengths
which exceed:
(1)
1

4
in. (6 mm) for t up to
3

4
in. (19 mm);
(2)
1

3
t for t from
3

4
in. to 2
1

4
in. (19 mm to 57 mm);
(3)
3

4
in. (19 mm) for t over 2
1

4
in. (57 mm).
where t is the thickness of the weld excluding any allowable
reinforcement. For a butt weld joining two members having
different thicknesses at the weld, t is the thinner of these
two thicknesses. If a full penetration weld includes a llet
weld, the thickness of the throat of the llet shall be
included in t.
12-4 REPORT OF EXAMINATION
The Manufacturer shall prepare a report of the ultrasonic
examination and a copy of this report shall be retained by
the Manufacturer as required by this Division (10-13). The
report shall contain the information required by Section
V. In addition, a record of repaired areas shall be noted
as well as the results of the reexamination of the repaired
areas. The Manufacturer shall also maintain a record of
all reections fromuncorrected areas having responses that
exceed 50% of the reference level. This record shall locate
each area, the response level, the dimensions, the depth
below the surface, and the classication.
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