Standard Test Method for Gross Defects and Mechanical Damage in Metallic Coatings by the Phosphomolybdic Acid (PMA) Method
|Publication Date:||10 October 1996|
|ICS Code (Metallic coatings):||25.220.40|
This test standard covers equipment and methods for using phosphomolybdic acid (PMA) to detect gross defects and mechanical damage including wear through in metallic coatings of gold, silver, or palladium. These metals comprise the topmost metallic layers over substrates of nickel, copper, or copper alloys.
Recent reviews of porosity testing, which include those for gross defects, and testing methods can be found in the literature.2,3 An ASTM guide to the selection of porosity and gross defect tests for electrodeposits and related metallic coatings is available as Guide B765. Other related porosity and gross defects test standards are Test Methods B735, B741, B798, B799, B809, and B866, Specifications B488, B679,and B689.
The values stated in SI units are the preferred units. Those in parentheses are for information only.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2 Clarke, M., "Porosity and Porosity Tests," Properties of Electrodeposits, ed. by Sand, Leidheiser, and Ogburn, The Electrochemical Society, 1975, p. 122.
3 Krumbein, S. J., "Porosity Testing of Contact Platings," Trans. Connectors and Interconnection Technology Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, October 1987, p. 47.