1.1 These test methods cover the nondestructive measurement of the dry film thickness of nonmagnetic coatings applied over a ferrous base material using commercially available test instruments. The test methods cover the use of instruments based on magnetic measuring principles only. Test Method A provides for the measurement of films using magnetic pull-off gages and Test Method B provides for the measurement of films using magnetic flux gages.
1.2 These test methods are not applicable to coatings that will be readily deformable under the load of the measuring instruments, as the instrument probe must be placed directly on the coating surface to take a reading.
1.3 The values given in SI units of measurement are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.