ASTM B615 - 79(2017)

    Standard Practice for Measuring Electrical Contact Noise in Sliding Electrical Contacts

    Active Standard ASTM B615 | Developed by Subcommittee: B02.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.04

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    Significance and Use

    3.1 Resistance or voltage values alone do not provide sufficient detail for an engineering evaluation of contact noise. This practice lists the test conditions that should be reported with noise measurements and indicates some conditions (open circuit voltages, currents, etc.) that have been used for quality control and research studies. The use of these practices should provide sufficient detail for an engineering interpretation of the noise data and allow the tests to be repeated by another laboratory.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes the practices and factors considered to be most important in the measurement of electrical contact noise of sliding contacts.

    1.2 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 become familiar with all hazards including those identified in the appropriate Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for this product/material as provided by the manufacturer, to establish appropriate safety and health practices, and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.160.10 (Components for rotating machinery)

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    DOI: 10.1520/B0615-79R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM B615-79(2017), Standard Practice for Measuring Electrical Contact Noise in Sliding Electrical Contacts, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017,

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