Kumar, R. and Titus, S. S. K. and Jain, S. K. (2012) Establishment of Brinell Hardness Standard at NPL India for Providing Traceability in Brinell Scale. Mapan, 27 (2). pp. 123-127. ISSN 0970-3950

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (275Kb) | Request a copy


Hardness evaluation is one of the most important and commonly used methods for material or product testing. However, the hardness measurements done in the industry are of limited accuracy due to the non-availability of standard hardness blocks having very precise and accurately assigned hardness values traceable to national primary standard. National Physical Laboratory, India has recently established a primary standard for Brinell hardness scale (HBW), besides the existing Vickers (HV) and Rockwell hardness (HR) primary standards. The uncertainty associated with the Brinell hardness standard is found to be within +/- 1.5 % for HBW1/1 to HBW1/30 and is determined to be within +/- 1.0 % for other HBW scales, which is also validated through comparison with precision hardness standard blocks. Some of the salient features of the machine are described and the measurement results obtained on standard hardness blocks are reported.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Springer Verlag.
Subjects: Instruments/ Instrumentation
Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
Depositing User: Users 27 not found.
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2020 10:16
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2020 10:16
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/3579

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item