Nondestructive Examination (NDE)


The purpose of this chapter is to provide users of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPV) Section V, Nondestructive Examination (NDE) an insight into the significant Section V requirements, the NDE methods addressed therein, and the ASME Code NDE methodology applicability to Section V and other ASME book sections. This chapter also addresses when and how to use the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Standards. The information provided in this chapter is based on the 2015 Edition of ASME Section V, dated July 1, 2015.

20.3Organization of Section V
20.4Relation to Other ASME Code Book Sections
20.5Article 1: General Requirements
20.6Article 2: Radiographic Examination
20.7Article 4: Ultrasonic Examination Methods for Welds
20.8Ultrasonic Examination Methods for Materials
20.9Article 6: Liquid-Penetrant Examination
20.10Article 7: Magnetic-Particle Examination
20.11Article 8: Eddy-Current Examination
20.12Article 9: Visual Examination
20.13Article 10: Leak Testing
20.14Acoustic Emission Examination
20.15Article 11: Acoustic Emission Examination of Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Vessels
20.16Article 12: Acoustic Emission Examination of Metallic Vessels During Pressure Testing
20.17Article 13: Continuous AE Monitoring
20.18Article 14: Examination System Qualification
20.19Article 15: Alternating Current Field Measurement
20.20Article 16: Magnetic Flux Leakage
20.21Article 17: Remote Field Testing
20.22Article 18: Acoustic Pulse Reflectometry (APR) Examination
20.23Article 19: Guided Wave Examination Method for Piping
20.24Technical Changes to Section V
20.25Future Changes Anticipated for Section V

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