ASTM A927/A927M-99

    Standard Test Method for Alternating-Current Magnetic Properties of Toroidal Core Specimens Using the Voltmeter-Ammeter-Wattmeter Method

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of several ac magnetic properties of either laminated ring or toroidal tape wound cores made from flat rolled product.

    1.2 This test method covers test equipment and procedures for determination of specific core loss, specific exciting power, and peak permeability for power and audio frequencies (50 to 20000 Hz) under sinusoidal flux conditions.

    1.3 This test method, due to the use of a feedback-controlled power amplifier, is well suited for determination of ac magnetic properties at magnetic flux densities above the knee of the magnetization curve and is particularly useful for testing of high-saturation iron-cobalt alloys (for example, alloys listed in Specification A801), although use of this test method is not restricted to a particular type of material.

    1.4 This test method shall be used in conjunction with Practice A34 and Terminology A340.

    1.5 The values stated in either customary (absolute (or practical) cgs and inch-pound) units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in parentheses except for the sections concerning calculations where there are separate sections for the respective unit systems. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the systems may result in nonconformance with this test method.

    1.6 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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A34/A34M Practice for Sampling and Procurement Testing of Magnetic Materials

    A340 Terminology of Symbols and Definitions Relating to Magnetic Testing

    A697/A697M Test Method for Alternating Current Magnetic Properties of Laminated Core Specimen Using Voltmeter-Ammeter-Wattmeter Methods

    A801 Specification for Wrought Iron-Cobalt High Magnetic Saturation Alloys (UNS R30005 and K92650)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.220.20 (Measurement of electrical and magnetic quantities)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31380000(Magnets and magnetic materials)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0927_A0927M-99

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