MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION
STEEL PLATES, RIVETS, SECTION AND BARS IN CARBON STEEL
Additional tests before rejection
| Should the test pieces first selected
by the Inspector or Inspecting Officer not fulfil the test requirements,
two further tests of the same kind may be made, but should either
of these fail, the plates or bars from which test pieces were
cut shall be rejected. In all such cases further tests shall
be made before any material from the same charge can be accepted.
If the unsatisfactory result of a test is obviously due to
technical conditions of the testing method or to a closely
limited defects of a test piece, then the failure can be left
out of consideration in the decision on the fulfilment of
the requirement and another test piece may be substituted.
If the unsatisfactory result of test is due to an unfavourable
heat treatment the plate and the test strip may be heat treated
again. Following this, the entire test shall be repeated.