The hardness of carbon steel pipe commonly used Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers hardness of three kinds of indicators to measure.
In the steel standard, it is the most widely Brinell hardness, often expressed in the indentation hardness of the material in diameter, both intuitive and convenient. However, for a hard steel or steel thin NA.
Rockwell hardness test tube with Brinell hardness test, as are the indentation test methods. The difference is that it is a measure of the indentation depth. Steel Rockwell hardness test is a very wide application, wherein after the Brinell hardness HB HRC use in steel standard. Rockwell applicable to the determination by the extremely soft to extremely hard metal materials, which make up not Brinell method, compared with Brinell method is simple and can be read directly from the dial hardness machine hardness value. However, because of its small indentation, the Brinell hardness values better method is accurate.
The pipe is also a Vickers hardness test indentation test method for the determination of a thin metal material and a surface layer hardness. It has a Brinell, Rockwell main advantages law, and to overcome their basic shortcomings, but not as convenient method Rockwell, Vickers method is rarely used in the steel standard.