SS-EN-ISO-16148 Gas cylinders - Refillable seamless steel gas cylinders and tubes - Acoustic emission examination (AT) and follow-up ultrasonic examination (UT) for periodic inspection and testing (ISO 16148:2016)

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This International Standard gives procedures for the use of acoustic emission examination (AT) and ultrasonic examination (UT) follow-up during the periodic inspection and testing of seamless steel cylinders and tubes with a water capacity of up to 3 000 l used for compressed and liquefied gases. This examination provides acoustic emission (AE) indications and locations that are evaluated by a secondary examination using UT for a possible flaw in the cylinder or tube. Methods other than UT for the secondary examination are not covered by this International Standard.This International Standard does not cover composite cylinders.CAUTION — Some of the tests specified in this International Standard involve the use of processes which could lead to a hazardous situation.

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SS-EN ISO 16148:2016

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May 2, 2016



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International Equivalent

EN ISO 16148:2016(IDT); ISO 16148:2016(IDT)