Standard Historical Last Updated: May 22, 2015
ASTM E2428-14

Standard Practice for Calibration of Torque-Measuring Instruments for Verifying the Torque Indication of Torque Testing Machines

Significance and Use

4.1 Testing machines that apply and indicate torque are in general use in many industries. Practice E2624 has been written to provide a practice for the torque verification of these machines. A necessary element in Practice E2624 is the use of devices whose torque characteristics are known to be traceable to national standards. Practice E2428 describes how these devices are to be calibrated. The procedures are useful to users of torque testing machines, manufacturers and providers of torque measuring instruments, calibration laboratories that provide calibration services and documents, and service organizations using devices to verify torque testing machines.


1.1 This practice is to specify procedure for the calibration of elastic torque-measuring instruments.

Note 1: Verification by deadweight and a lever arm is an acceptable method of verifying the torque indication of a torque testing machine. Tolerances for weights used are tabulated in Practice E2624; methods for calibration of the weights are given in NIST Technical Note 577, Methods of Calibrating Weights for Piston Gages.2

1.2 The 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 practice is intended for the calibration of static torque measuring instruments. The practice is not applicable for dynamic or high-speed torque calibrations or measurements, nor can the results of calibrations performed in accordance with this practice be assumed valid for dynamic or high speed torque measurements.

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.

Contact Sales
Reprints and Permissions
Reprints and copyright permissions can be requested through the
Copyright Clearance Center
Book of Standards Volume: 03.01
Developed by Subcommittee: E28.01
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.1520/E2428-14
ICS Code: 19.100