This document specifies test routines for the periodic verification of the performance of acoustic emission (AE) test equipment, i.e. sensors, pre-amplifiers, signal processors, external parametric inputs.
It is intended for use by qualified personnel to implement an automated verification process.
Verification of the measurement characteristics is advised after purchase of equipment, in order to obtain reference data for later verifications. Verification is also advised after repair, modifications, use under extraordinary conditions, or if one suspects a malfunction.
The procedures specified in this document do not exclude other qualified methods, e.g. verification in the frequency domain. These procedures apply in general unless the manufacturer specifies alternative equivalent procedures.
Safety aspects of equipment for use in potentially explosive zones are not considered in this document.