ASTM D2865M - 06

    Standard Practice for Calibration of Standards and Equipment for Electrical Insulating Materials Testing

    Active Standard ASTM D2865M | Developed by Subcommittee: D09.12

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.02


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice provides for the establishment and maintenance of calibration procedures for measuring and test equipment used for electrical insulating materials. It provides a framework of concepts and practices, with definitions and specifications pertaining to measurement, adequacy of standards, necessary environmental controls, tables of corrections, intervals of calibration, calibration procedures, calibration of standards, and personnel training system documentation.

    1.2 This practice is intended for control of the accuracy of the equipment used for measurements that are made in accordance with ASTM standards or other specified requirements.

    1.3 The values stated in metric units are regarded as the standard. The values in inch-pound or English units are for information only.

    1.4 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

    D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation

    D2645 Tolerances for Yarns Spun on the Cotton or Worsted Systems

    D6054 Practice for Conditioning Electrical Insulating Materials for Testing

    E171 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Flexible Barrier Packaging

    E177 Practice for Use of the Terms Precision and Bias in ASTM Test Methods

    E456 Terminology Relating to Quality and Statistics


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.035.01 (Insulating materials in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D2865M-06

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