ASTM E650 / E650M - 12

    Standard Guide for Mounting Piezoelectric Acoustic Emission Sensors

    Active Standard ASTM E650 / E650M | Developed by Subcommittee: E07.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.03


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    Significance and Use

    The methods and procedures used in mounting AE sensors can have significant effects upon the performance of those sensors. Optimum and reproducible detection of AE requires both appropriate sensor-mounting fixtures and consistent sensor-mounting procedures.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This document provides guidelines for mounting piezoelectric acoustic emission (AE) sensors.

    1.2 UnitsThe values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. 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 non-conformance with the standard.

    1.3 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

    E976 Guide for Determining the Reproducibility of Acoustic Emission Sensor Response

    E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.140.01 (Acoustic measurements and noise abatement in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E0650_E0650M-12

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