ASTM G174 - 04(2009)e1

    Standard Test Method for Measuring Abrasion Resistance of Materials by Abrasive Loop Contact

    Active Standard ASTM G174 | Developed by Subcommittee: G02.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.02


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    ASTM G174

    Significance and Use

    This test is useful for screening materials for use in tools that are subjected to abrasion from the material that is being machined, worked, or formed. It has been used to screen tool steels for punch press dies, hardfacings for earth-moving machinery, and wear coatings. This is simpler to build and use than those used in the Test Method G 132 abrasion test which, like this test, uses a fixed abrasive counterface to abrade a test material.

    The one-hour test is intended for metals and materials that are softer than hardened steel (67 HRC), but may be applied to harder materials (see 7.1.7).

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers ranking rigid engineering materials for abrasion resistance in rubbing against aluminum oxide abrasive finishing tape. Though most solids can be tested, this test method addresses its use for metals, and coatings applied to metals.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this 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

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

    E178 Practice for Dealing With Outlying Observations

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

    G40 Terminology Relating to Wear and Erosion

    G117 Guide for Calculating and Reporting Measures of Precision Using Data from Interlaboratory Wear or Erosion Tests

    G132 Test Method for Pin Abrasion Testing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.100.70 (Abrasives)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41114601(Abrasion testers)


    DOI: 10.1520/G0174-04R09E01

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