ASTM A956-00

    Standard Test Method for Leeb Hardness Testing of Steel Products


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the Equotip hardness of steel, cast steel, and cast iron (Part A), including the methods for the verification of Equotip hardness testing instruments (Part B), and the calibration of standardized test blocks (Part C).

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.


    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

    E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.10 (Mechanical testing of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 81141506(Product testing); 11101704(Steel)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/A0956-00

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    Citation Format

    ASTM A956-00, Standard Test Method for Leeb Hardness Testing of Steel Products, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2000, www.astm.org

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