Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) Test Methods


This test method provides the capabilities, limitations, and suggested possible applications of TMA as it pertains to detection of suspect/counterfeit EEE parts. Additionally, this document outlines requirements associated with the application of TMA including: equipment requirements, test sample requirements, methodology, control and calibration, data analysis, reporting, and qualification and certification.


This document is intended to provide guidance for those unfamiliar with TMA towards its use for detection of counterfeit EEE parts. Additionally it is intended to provide guidelines for the application of TMA for operators and end users of the technique and to define the compliance requirements for laboratories using this technique.

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