ASTM E505 Reference Radiographs for Inspection of Aluminum and Magnesium Die Castings

ASTM E505 provides a set of standard reference radiographs for the examination of aluminum alloy castings, which are used to assess the quality and discover any faults or discontinuities in aluminum castings by radiographic inspection. These radiographs determine the acceptable standards of the given specimen and can also be used as a reference for casting thickness range.


Introduction to ASTM E505

Reference radiographs illustrate the categories and severity levels of discontinuities in aluminum-alloy and magnesium-alloy die castings. They provide a guide for the recognition of discontinuities and their differentiation, as well as example illustrations and a nomenclature for reference in acceptance standards, specifications, and drawings. Reference radiographs depict the various types and degrees of discontinuities seen in aluminum castings, such as shrinkage, porosity, inclusions, and cracks.

The reference radiographs are used as a comparison tool to determine whether the flaws discovered in actual casting radiography pictures fulfill the stipulated acceptance standards.

ASTM E505 Test Method

The procedure for using the ASTM E505 reference radiographs involves the following steps:

Radiographic Image AcquisitionUsing appropriate radiographic procedures and equipment, radiographic pictures of the aluminum alloy castings are obtained.
Comparison with Reference RadiographsThe radiographic pictures produced from the castings to the reference radiographs provided in ASTM E505 are compared, and the observed faults or discontinuities are matched in the radiographic images to the appropriate reference radiographs.
Acceptance Criteria EvaluationObserved defects are classified based on size, shape, and severity using reference radiographs to determine if they meet accepted standards or customer requirements.

ASTM E505 Test Method

Specimen detailsThe ASTM E505 standard reference radiographs are applicable to various types and sizes of aluminum alloy castings.
Specimen dimensionsThe size, shape, and configuration of the ASTM E505 specimens vary based on the application and casting requirements.
Specimen preparationSpecimens need to be chosen at random or using statistically accurate sampling techniques. 

ASTM E505 Test Results

In ASTM E505 reference radiographs, the most important details are the identification and classification of discontinuities or defects in radiographic images of aluminum alloy castings, the evaluation of the quality and integrity of the castings, and the documentation of the inspection results.

Other Tests Related to ASTM E505

ASTM E505 is related to ASTM E186 for magnesium die castings. These standards include a set of radiographic images that demonstrate various types and degrees of discontinuities or faults that are frequent in die castings.


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