Standard Practice for Exposing and Evaluating Metals and Alloys in Surface Seawater
|Publication Date:||10 May 2000|
|ICS Code (Corrosion of metals):||77.060|
1.1 As contrasted with deep ocean testing (1), this practice covers conditions for the exposure of metals, alloys, and other materials in natural surface seawater such as those typically found in bays, harbors, channels, and so forth (2, 3). This practice covers full immersion, tidal zone and related splash, and spray zone exposures.
1.2 It sets forth general procedures that should be followed in conducting seawater exposure tests so that meaningful comparisons may be made from one location to another, as described, for example, in (2, 3).
1.3 This practice identifies recommended procedures for evaluating the effects of natural surface seawater on the materials exposed.
NOTE 1--Terms relative to this subject matter can be found in Terminology G 15.
1.4 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.