ASTM E10 – STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR BRINELL HARDNESS OF METALLIC MATERIALS
Revision / Edition: 08, Chg: Date: 12/01/08
ASTM E10 Document Abstract
This test method covers the determination of the Brinell hardness of metallic materials by the Brinell indentation hardness principle. This ASTM E10 standard provides the requirements for a Brinell testing machine and the procedures for performing Brinell hardness tests.
This ASTM E10 standard includes additional requirements in four annexes:
This ASTM E10 standard includes nonmandatory information in an appendix which relates to the Brinell hardness test:
At the time the Brinell hardness test was developed, the force levels were specified in units of kilograms-force (kgf). Although this standard specifies the unit of force in the International System of Units (SI) as the Newton (N), because of the historical precedent and continued common usage of kgf units, force values in kgf units are provided for information and much of the discussion in this standard refers to forces in kgf units
This ASTM E10 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