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Scope of application of Barcol hardness tester

Barcol hardness tester is also named fiber reinforced plastic FRP hardness tester,it is mainly applied in two areas: One is Aluminum fabrication industry, to test pure Aluminum, soft Aluminum alloys, thick Aluminum alloys, Aluminum belts, and Aluminum alloys extrusions, bars, castings, forgings and assembled Aluminum alloys parts (e.g. al-alloy door &window, curtain wall etc.) Relevant standard is American standard ASTM B648-00 (Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Aluminum Alloys by Means of a Barcol Impressor); the other is Fiber Reinforced Plastics industry, most domestic and abroad Fiber Reinforced Plastics products are required to test Barcol hardness. Relevant Standard is American standard ASTM D2583-07(Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Rigid Plastics by Means of a Barcol hardness tester).