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1.1 This test method covers a means of testing the interlaminar resistance of electrically insulating coatings as applied to adjacent laminations of flat-rolled electrical steel, under predetermined conditions of voltage, pressure and temperature. It indicates the effectiveness of surface coatings on electrical sheet steels for limiting interlaminar losses in electrical machinery. The interlaminar resistance is measured directly in units of resistance (k).
1.2 This test method is particularly useful for, but not limited to, electrical steels coated with inorganic insulating coatings.
1.3 The values and equations stated in customary (cgs-emu and inch-pound) or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within this standard, SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with this standard.
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.
A34/A34M Practice for Sampling and Procurement Testing of Magnetic Materials
A717/A717M Test Method for Surface Insulation Resistivity of Single-Strip Specimens
A718 Test Method for Surface Insulation Resistivity of Multi-Strip Specimens Withdrawn. The last approved version of this historical standard is referenced on www.astm.org.
ICS Number Code 19.080 (Electrical and electronic testing); 29.035.01 (Insulating materials in general)