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MATERIAL: STEEL

Strain gage (gauge) applications on steel can be exposed to a wide variety of environments and temperature conditions, so attention to the variables related to these two conditions is important. Micro-Measurements can guide you through the selection process for the strain gage, adhesive, wire and solder, and protective coatings to ensure the most successful results when measuring strain on steel. Like aluminum, steel is a common structural material, particularly in the heavy transportation and infrastructure industries.

 

And like aluminum, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee E28 on Mechanical Testing supports the effort of developing standards for mechanical testing of steel. With more than 50 standards under its jurisdiction, Committee E28 has a standard test method for determining just about any physical parameter of steel. ASTM E8 (Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials) describes tension testing at room temperature. Micro-Measurements C2A-Series of foil strain gage sensors are a perfect match with this standard, and provides quick, reliable and accurate results.

 

 

Steel Standards

 

Like aluminum, steel is a common structural material, particularly in the heavy transportation and infrastructure industries. And like aluminum, ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Committee E28 on Mechanical Testing supports the effort of developing standards for mechanical testing of steel. With over 50 standards under its jurisdiction, Committee E28 has a standard test method for determining just about any physical parameter of steel. ASTM E8 (Standard Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials) describes tension testing at room temperature. Micro-Measurements C2A-Series of foil strain gage sensors are a perfect match with this standard, and provides quick, reliable, and accurate results.

 

Gage Designation

 

Steel

Typical Laboratory:

Gage Series: CEA, EA, C2A 

Self Temperature Compensation: 06

Gage Pattern: 031DE to 500UW

Resistance: 120 or 350

Options: P, P2, L, LE

Adhesive: M-Bond 200 or M-Bond AE-10

Instrumentation: P3, D4 or System 8000

 

Field/Outdoor Applications:

Gage Series: CEA, C2A 

Self Temperature Compensation: 06

Gage Pattern: 031DE to 500UW

Resistance: 120 or 350

Options: P, P2, L, LE

Adhesive: M-Bond AE-10

Instrumentation: P3, System 7000

 

 

Temps >180 deg F or long term​:

Gage Series: WK, SK

Self Temperature Compensation: 06

Gage Pattern: 062AQ to 250BG

Resistance: 350

Options: W

Adhesive: M-Bond 600

Instrumentation: System 7000 or System 8000

 

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