ASTM International - ASTM E376-11
Standard Practice for Measuring Coating Thickness by Magnetic-Field or Eddy-Current (Electromagnetic) Testing Methods
|Publication Date:||1 July 2011|
|ICS Code (Properties of surfaces):||17.040.20|
significance And Use:
General-No presently available thickness gauge is applicable to all combinations of coating-substrate thicknesses and materials. The limitations of a particular instrument are generally delineated... View More
General-No presently available thickness gauge is applicable to all combinations of coating-substrate thicknesses and materials. The limitations of a particular instrument are generally delineated by its manufacturer.
Accuracy-The accuracy of a measurement depends on the instrument, its calibration and standardization, and its operating conditions. The accuracy is also affected by the interferences listed in Section 5, such as part geometry (curvature), magnetic permeability, and surface roughness.
Note 2-This practice allows the coating thickness to be determined within ±10 % of its true thickness or to within ±2.5 μm (or ±0.0001-in.), whichever is the greater. (See exceptions in Appendix X2.)View Less
1.1 This practice covers the use of magnetic- and eddy-current-type thickness instruments (gauges) for nondestructive thickness measurement of a coating on a metal substrate.
1.2 More specific uses of these instruments are covered by Practice D7091 and the following test methods issued by ASTM: Test Methods B244, B499, B530, and G12.
1.3 Units-The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 Measurements made in accordance with this practice will be in compliance with the requirements of ISO 2178 as printed in 1982.
1.5 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.