Standard Test Method for Electrochemical Critical Pitting Temperature Testing of Stainless Steels
|Publication Date:||10 January 1999|
|ICS Code (Stainless steels):||77.140.20|
This test method covers a procedure for the evaluation of the resistance of stainless steel and related alloys to pitting corrosion based on the concept of the determination of a potential independent critical pitting temperature (CPT).
This test methods applies to wrought and cast products including but not restricted to plate, sheet, tubing, bar, forgings, and welds, (see Note 1).
NOTE 1 - Examples of CPT measurements on sheet, plate, tubing, and welded specimens for various stainless steels can be found in Ref. (1).(Footnote 2) See the research report.(Footnote 3)
The standard parameters recommended in this test method are suitable for characterizing the CPT of austenitic stainless steels and other related alloys with a corrosion resistance ranging from that corresponding to solution annealed UNS S31600 (Type 316 stainless steel) to solution annealed UNS S31254 (6 % Mo stainless steel).
This test method may be extended to stainless steels and other alloys related to stainless steel that have a CPT outside the measurement range given by the standard parameters described in this test method. Appropriate test potential and solution must then be determined.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.
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.
Footnote 2 - The boldface numbers in parenthesis refer to the list of references at the end of this standard.
Footnote 3 - See ASTM Research Report G01-1017. Available from ASTM Headquarters.