Significance and Use
The use of this guide is voluntary and is intended for use as a procedures guide for selection and application of specific types of strain gages for high-temperature installations. No attempt is made to restrict the type of strain gage types or concepts to be chosen by the user. The provisions of this guide may be invoked in specifications and procedures by specifying those which shall be considered mandatory for the purpose of the specific application. When so invoked, the user shall include in the work statement a notation that provisions of this guide shown as recommendation shall be considered mandatory for the purposes of the specification or procedure concerned, and shall include a statement of any exceptions to or modifications of the affected provisions of this guide.
1.1 This guide covers the selection and application of strain gages for the measurement of static strain up to and including the temperature range from 425 to 650°C (800 to 1200°F). This guide reflects some current state-of-the-art techniques in high temperature strain measurement, and will be expanded and updated as new technology develops.
1.2 This practice assumes that the user is familiar with the use of bonded strain gages and associated signal conditioning and instrumentation as discussed in Refs. (1) and (2). The strain measuring systems described are those that have proven effective in the temperature range of interest and were available at the time of issue of this practice. It is not the intent of this practice to limit the user to one of the gage types described nor is it the intent to specify the type of system to be used for a specific application. However, in using any strain measuring system including those described, the proposer must be able to demonstrate the capability of the proposed system to meet the selection criteria provided in Section 5 and the needs of the specific application.
1.3 The devices and techniques described in this practice may be applicable at temperatures above and below the range noted, and for making dynamic strain measurements at high temperatures with proper precautions. The gage manufacturer should be consulted for recommendations and details of such applications.
1.4 The references are a part of this practice to the extent specified in the text.
1.5 The values stated in metric (SI) units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information purposes only.
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.
E6 Terminology Relating to Methods of Mechanical Testing
extensometer; high temperature testing; strain gage-adverse environment; strain gage-capacitive; strain gage-free filament; strain gage-high temperature; strain gage-installation; strain gage-selection; strain gage-weldable; stress; Capacitance; Data analysis--metals/alloys; Differential capacitance strain gages; Electrical performance; Gage selection criteria; High-temperature processing/testing; Strain gages; Strain testing--metallic materials; Temperature tests--metals/alloys; Thermal analysis (TA); Variable capacitance strain gages
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