ASTM International - ASTM A976-03
Standard Classification of Insulating Coatings by Composition, Relative Insulating Ability and Application
|Publication Date:||1 October 2003|
|ICS Code (Manufacturing engineering (Vocabularies)):||01.040.25|
|ICS Code (Surface treatment and coating in general):||25.220.01|
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This classification establishes categories of insulating coatings based on their chemical nature, relative insulating ability, and typical applications. These categories describe general physical... View More
This classification establishes categories of insulating coatings based on their chemical nature, relative insulating ability, and typical applications. These categories describe general physical and chemical characteristics of the coatings that are useful in making broad estimates of their insulating ability and suitability for various applications.
FIG. 1 Apparatus of Surface Insulation Resistivity Measurement for Franklin Test
FIG. 2 Diagram of Connections for Contacts and Resistors for Franklin Test
1.1 This document classifies insulating coatings for electrical steels according to their composition, relative insulating ability, and functionality. The purpose of this classification is to assist users of insulating coatings by providing general information about the chemical nature and use of the coatings, as well as to provide important data concerning limits to their use, that is, relative insulating ability, punchability, temperature stability, weldability, and fabricability. Specific surface insulation resistivity values for each coating are not included in this classification. The user is referred to the flat-rolled electrical steel specifications noted in should more detailed information concerning surface insulation resistivity values be required.
1.2 This classification is to be used in conjunction with the various specifications for flat-rolled electrical steels under the jurisdiction of Committee A06, including Specifications A 345, A 677, A 683, A 726, A 840, and A 876. However, in those instances in which the coating descriptions and characteristics differ between this classification and any of the specifications, this classification shall supersede the specification.
1.3 The values stated in customary (cgs-emu and inch-pound) units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units which are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.