ASTM E10, “Standard Test Method for Brinell Hardness of Metallic Materials,” has been updated yet again! The new 2015a Edition is available from Document Center Inc. now in both paper format and for pdf download. And as I have mentioned before, ASTM standards that are updated frequently are perfect candidates for our multi-user Standards Online subscription service, since updates are posted to your account immediately with no additional charge.
Of course, I’ve described how the standard provides you with everything you need to know in order to conduct tests to determine the brinell hardness of various metallic materials in previous posts. So it’s likely that you already use this standard in your operations.
I’m sure that you’re now interested in finding out what the changes are in the 2015a Edition that’s just been released. But first, since I last reviewed the standard when the 2014 Edition came out, there’s a missing review of the 2015 Edition that has been in effect since July. So let’s take a look at those changes first, and then we’ll review the 2015a changes after that.
In July, ASTM E10 had changes made to the Annex A. These can be found is section A18.104.22.168, which covers how many hardness tests you need to make for the daily verification test blocks.
The new 2015a revision (approved by the committee at the beginning of December) is also a technical revision, this time updating the calculation found in section 3.2.4, for determining the error E in the performance of a Brinell hardness machine. Additionally, the section on tests for flat surfaces (7.6.3) has been modified. The ambient temperature section has been updated (7.8). And Table 5’s values have been completely redone (for the summary of statistical information).
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