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ASME BPVC.

V-2017 ARTICLE 5

MANDATORY APPENDIX IV
INSERVICE EXAMINATION OF BOLTS

IV-510 SCOPE As an alternative to straight-cut notches, other notches


(e.g., circular cut) may be used provided the area of the
This Appendix describes supplementary requirements notch does not exceed the area of the applicable straight-
to Article 5 for inservice examination of bolts. cut notches required by this paragraph.

IV-530 EQUIPMENT
IV-531 CALIBRATION BLOCKS IV-560 CALIBRATION
Calibration blocks shall be full-scale or partial-section
bolts, which are sufficient to contain the maximum sound IV-561 DAC CALIBRATION
beam path and area of interest, and to demonstrate the A DAC curve shall be established using the calibration
scanning technique. reflectors in IV-531.2. The sound beam shall be directed
IV-531.1 Material. The calibration block shall be of toward the calibration reflector that yields the maximum
the same material specification, product form, and surface response, and the instrument shall be set to obtain an
finish as the bolt(s) to be examined. 80% of full screen height indication. This shall be the pri-
IV-531.2 Reflectors. Calibration reflectors shall be mary reference level. The search unit shall then be ma-
straight-cut notches. A minimum of two notches shall be nipulated, without changing instrument settings, to
machined in the calibration standard, located at the mini- obtain the maximum responses from the other calibration
mum and maximum metal paths, except that notches reflector(s) to generate a DAC curve. The calibration shall
need not be located closer than one bolt diameter from establish both the sweep range calibration and the
either end. Notch depths shall be as follows: distance– amplitude correction.

Bolt Size Notch Depth [Note (1)]


Less than 2 in. (50 mm) 1 thread depth
2 in. (50 mm) and greater, but 5
/64 in. (2.0 mm) IV-570 EXAMINATION
less than 3 in. (75 mm)
3 in. (75 mm) and greater 3
/32 in. (2.5 mm) IV-571 GENERAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS
NOTE: The general examination requirements of Article 4,
(1) Measured from bottom of thread root to bottom of notch. T-471 shall apply.

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