Besides the European Union Standards (ENs) which have now almost completely replaced British Standards, there are also ISOs (International Standards Organisation) which are not much used in the UK and which are not mandatory. Most industrial countries in the world are members of ISO and many use these standards.
Committee ISO/TC44/SC5 has a Work Programme to produce and up-date these ISO standards on NDT of welds, with a worldwide international membership. The membership of this committee from European Union countries tends to be similar to the membership of the CEN committees on NDT standards, and consequently there are many cases where the EN and ISO Standards are now very similar or identical.
TC44/SC5 also covers standards on destructive testing of welds; these are not included in the Work Programme listed below.
ISO/TC44/SC5 Work Programme on NDT of Welds. September 2003.
|ISO 1027:1983||Radiographic image quality indicators for non-destructive testing – Principles and identification.||Transferred to ISO/TC 135/SC5 for withdrawal/|
replace with EN 462
|ISO 1106-1:1984||Recommended practice for radiographic examination of fusion welded joints – Part 1: Fusion welded butt joints in steel plates up to 50 mm thick.||Withdraw on publication of ISO 17636|
|ISO 1106-2:1985||Recommended practice for radiographic examination of fusion welded joints – Part 2: Fusion welded butt joints in steel plates thicker than 50 mm and up to and including 200 mm in thickness.||Withdraw on publication of ISO 17636|
|ISO 1106-3:1984||Recommended practice for radiographic examination of fusion welded joints – Part 3: Fusion welded circumferential joints in steel pipes of up to 50 mm wall thickness.||Withdraw on publication of ISO 17636|
|ISO 2437:1972||Recommended practice for the X-ray inspection of fusion welded butt joints for aluminium and its alloys and magnesium and its alloys 5 to 50 mm thick.||Systematic review started April 2002 – probably WID and replace by ISO 17636?|
|ISO 17635:2003||Non-destructive examination of welds – General rules for metallic materials.||Review in 2008|
|ISO 17637:2003||Non-destructive examination of fusion welds – Visual examination.||Review in 2008|
|ISO 17638:2003||Non-destructive examination of welds – Magnetic particle examination of welds.||Review in 2008|
|Non-destructive examination of welds – Radiographic examination of welded joints.||Ballot closed 2003-05-06 publication expected (stage 60 2003-05-13)|
|Non-destructive examination of welds – Ultrasonic examination of welded joints.||Passed 2nd ballot, comments to be addressed at meeting|
|Non-destructive examination of welds – Eddy current examination of welds by complex plane analysis.||Documents for 2nd DIS passed assessment of ISO/CS (sent 2003-07-14) waiting for ballot to start|
|ISO 7963:1985||Welds in steel – Calibration block No 2 for ultrasonic examination of welds.||Passed CD ballot. Comments to be addressed at meeting|
EN ISO 22825
|Non-destructive examination of welds – Ultrasonic methods – Examination of welds in austenitic steels.||CEN WIs 188, 189, 190 and 191 merged into one WI 188 as per CEN/TC121 resolution 15/2000. Parallel enquiry (DIS) approved by SC5 03-2003|
CEN work - No ISO/TC 44 work item at present.
|EN 12517||Non-destructive examination of welds – Radiographic examination of welded joints – Acceptance levels.||CEN asked for a revision due to changes in ISO 5817 (EN 25817). Not decided if will be adopted in ISO or done under the IIW/VA sub-committee|
|EN 1712||Non-destructive examination of welds – Acceptance criteria for ultrasonic examination of welded joints.||Revision requested in CEN. No decision yet if this will be IIW/VA sub-committee|
|EN 1291||Non-destructive examination of welds – Magnetic particle testing of welds – Acceptance levels and criteria.||AMD to be published in CEN first. Then Fast-track in ISO – Electronic figures and text required for ISO version?|
|EN 1289||Non-destructive examination of welds – Penetrant testing of welds – Acceptance levels and criteria.||AMD to be published in CEN first. Then Fast-track in ISO – Electronic figures and text required for ISO version?|
|EN 1713||Non-destructive examination of welds – Ultrasonic examination – Characterisation of imperfections in welds.||AMD to be published in CEN first. Then Fast-track in ISO – Electronic figures and text required for ISO version?|
|WI 00121377||Welding – Use of time-of-flight diffraction technique (TOFD) for testing of welds.||To be adopted as a TS in CEN. Nothing currently in ISO|
|EN WI 102||Design and non-destructive examination of welds. (CEN/Technical report).||Adopted as CEN technical report by res 24/1997. Not going to be adopted in ISO/TC 44/SC5|
Extracted from ISO/TC44/SC5 document N 319.