ASTM International - ASTM D2688-94(1999)e1
Standard Test Methods for Corrosivity of Water in the Absence of Heat Transfer (Weight Loss Methods)
|Publication Date:||10 July 1999|
|ICS Code (Examination of physical properties of water):||13.060.60|
1.1 These test methods cover the determination of the corrosivity of water by evaluating pitting and by measuring the weight loss of metal specimens. Pitting is a form of localized corrosion: weight loss is a measure of the average corrosion rate. The rate of corrosion of a metal immersed in water is a function of the tendency for the metal to corrode and is also a function of the tendency for water and the materials it contains to promote (or inhibit) corrosion.
1.2 The following two test methods are included:
Test Method Corrosivity Test of Sections A Internal Metallic Pipes (Coupon) 10 to 18 B City and Building Distribution Water 19 to 30 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 2
1.3 Test Method A employs flat, rectangular-shaped metal coupons which are mounted on pipe plugs and exposed to the water flowing in metal piping in municipal, building, and industrial water systems.
1.4 Test Method B employs removable, tared pipe inserts which are installed in a plastic piping assembly tailored to provide the same surface and flow conditions as in a normal metal piping system. Proper dimensions are provided throughout so that streamline flow (no-flow distortion) results and corrosion and scale formed on the inserts will be the same as that occurring in the metal piping system being tested. Steel, galvanized steel, and soldered copper and copper inserts have been found to provide meaningful corrosion test results by this test method.
1.5 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. For a specific hazard statement, see 26.1.1.