Wire Penetrometer, Wire Penetrameter, Penetrameter, Penetrometer Image Quality Indicator IQI
ASTM E747 Wire Type Penetrameters consists of a series of six parallel wires of different thicknesses,
encapsulated between two thin sheets of transparent, flexible PVC. Lead characters identify the thickness of
the thickest wire, and the material group(1-FE, 01-Ti, 02-Al, 03-Mg, 3-Ni, 4-Cu). The letters ASTM are also
DIN 54 109 Wire Type Image Quality Indicators are similar to the EN 462-1
I.Q.I’s, the wire diameters are the same, and there are the same wire
numbers in each size of indicator. The only difference being that the lead
monogram reads DIN rather than EN.
Size 6Wire numbers 6 to 12) in Stainless Steel(SS) would be 6 DIN SS.
EN 462-2 Stepwedge/Hole Type Penetrameters
Stepwedge in shape and available in four Model Numbers H5, H9 and H13 in Steel.
ASTM SE 1025 Plate Penetrameters are normally used to conform with the American Inspection Standards. They are rectangular plates, 2% in thichness of the specimen and of material radiographically similar to the specimen. Each plate has three holes drilled equal in diameter to 1X, 2X,and 4X the plate penetrameter thickness. The minimum thickness of Plate type penetrameter is 0.010’’. For Penetrameters greater than 0.180’’, these are supplied in disc form, the outside diameter is 4X, with 2 holes 1X & 2X the thickness of the Penetrameter.
The chart below gives Plate Penetrameter Identification and thickness
and a guide as to which penetrameter to use for each material thickness.
PS: We produce all kinds of IQI as customer request.