ASTM-E1359 › Standard Guide for Auditing and Evaluating Capabilities of Nondestructive Testing Agencies
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1.1 This guide establishes areas for review and provides a survey form that can be used in auditing and determining the competence of a nondestructive testing agency.
1.1.1 Criteria from Practices , , and ASNT SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-189, and NAS-410, were used in the preparation of this guide.
1.2 Areas for review should include, but are not limited to, the following: description of the agency, its facilities and organization; documentation of policies or practices, or both, including a) contract review, b) equipment calibration, and c) personnel qualifications.
1.3 The use of SI or inch-pound units, or combinations thereof, will be the responsibility of the technical committee whose standards are referred to in this standard.
1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
Significance and Use
3.1 The use of this survey form will provide the auditor with a guide for evaluating an agency.
3.1.1 The description of the agency's facility and its organization will aid the auditor in determining if the agency has adequate capacity and capability to fulfill the contractual requirement.
3.1.2 A review of the agency's policies and/or practices will aid the auditor in determining if the agency has adequate controls on its system.
3.1.3 A review of the agency's records will aid the auditor in determining if the facility complies with its own written policies or practices, or both.
3.2 The recommendations set forth in this guide are minimums and should be supplemented by the user, as necessary, to meet the specific requirements of the contract.
3.3 The use of this survey form provides the auditor with a permanent record and includes a corrective action request.
agency; equipment; facilities; personnel; quality assurance; survey;; ICS Number Code 03.120.20 (Product and company certification. Conformity assessment); 19.100 (Non-destructive testing)
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19.100 (Non-destructive testing Including testing equipment: industrial apparatus for X-ray and gamma radiography, penetrant flaw detectors, etc. Non-destructive testing of welded joints, see 25.160.40 Industrial radiographic films, see 37.040.25 Non-destructive testing of metals, see 77.040.20)
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June 15, 2017