Non-destructive testing - Thermographic testing - Part 1: General principles
This European Standard specifies the general principles for thermography of non-destructive testing. Thermographic testing is used for the detection and localization of discontinuities (e.g. cracks, delamination and inclusions) in different materials (e.g. composites, metals and coatings).
Usually a thermal stimulation is required. The choice of thermal stimulation depends on the application (e.g. type of material, geometry of test object, type of defects to be determined).
Acceptance criteria are not defined in this standard.