ASTM A262-13 PDF

This standard is issued under the fixed designation A ; the number immediately following 1 These practices are under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee A01 on Steel, containing welds should be cut so that no more than 13 mm (1⁄2. Fast, high-quality ASTM A intergranular corrosion testing run by corrosion experts. ASTM has standardized the test procedure and the specifications are detailed in ASTM A standard (ASTM, ) and ASTM G standard (ASTM.

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These practices include five intergranular corrosion tests, namely: Based on your materials, application, and requirements, the other 4 methods provide specific w262-13. The Huey test works well to analyze chromium depleted regions and intermetallic precipitates, such as sigma phase, and is also used for materials in strongly oxidizing environments such as nitric acid.

G2MT Labs is one of the few labs to offer all five ASTM A corrosion testing practices, as well as the expertise to help you determine which tests to use, what to do if a test fails, and other corrosion consulting as needed.

Practice B, also known as the Streicher test, uses a262-31 loss analysis to provide a quantitative measure of the materials performance.

The Strauss test is commonly used to evaluate the heat-treatment of as-received material, the effectiveness of alloying additions of elements such as Nb and Ti, or the effectiveness of reducing carbon content to resist intergranular attack.

The inch-pound equivalents are in parentheses and may be approximate. The first a26213 fastest step is the ASTM A Practice A, a rapid same-day screening method in Oxalic acid to determine the susceptibility to intergranular corrosion.

Corrosione intergranulare acciai inox austenitici ASTM A

Please share this page: Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within asm subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. These tests are often run as a qualification test to ensure each batch of stainless steel is properly prepared. This practice includes boiling the sample for 24 to hours in the solution above, and measures the materials performance quantitatively.


In SEM analysis, intergranular corrosion is clear by the dark lines where the grain boundaries asrm eaten away. In everyday applications, corrosion varies by materials and solutions.

If materials with incorrect heat treatment enter service, they are liable to crack or fail by intergranular corrosion IGC much more rapidly than properly treated materials; ASTM A is a aztm test to help find batches that are incorrectly processed. Practice A, the oxalic acid etch test is used as a rapid technique to screen samples of certain stainless steel grades to ensure they are not susceptible to intergranular attack sensitization.

The oxalic acid test is commonly used before the Strauss test to determine if a sample is susceptible; samples that pass method A will generally show low corrosion rates in the Strauss test. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. Like what you saw? These tests do not provide a aatm for predicting resistance to forms of corrosion other than intergranular, such as general corrosion, pitting, or stress-corrosion cracking.

The bent samples are examined at low magnification, where the appearance of cracks or fissures indicate intergranular attack.

In many cases we can reduce that to as little as 24 hours more than the required testing time if you need fast results. Each ASTM A Practice specification includes a list of the grades of stainless steels and the acceptable etch structures for the specific alloys. The test evaluates the resistance of extra-low-carbon steels to sensitization and intergranular attack from welding or heat treatment processes.

Duplicate samples from s262-13 sides of a sheet sample are evaluated to determine if carburization results in intergranular attack. Due to the variance of attack in different materials, numerous methods Practices B-F are used to assess intergranular corrosion. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.

Please specify the maximum allowable corrosion rate and any available data on the sensitizing heat treatment performed.


ASTM A Intergranular Corrosion Testing and Analysis

Practice F, is a hour weight-loss based analysis that provides a quantitative measure of the materials performance, and is commonly used to analyze as-received stainless steels. Contact us now for pricing or a quote! See Appendix X1 for information regarding test selection. The astmm is generally performed for acceptance of materials, but not sufficient for rejection of materials.

For example, in highly oxidizing solutions, intergranular attack can a22-13 due to intermetallic phases, while attack of carbides may occur somewhat less oxidizing solutions.

If you are not sure, please contact us for assistance. The chart below comes from the ASTM A standard for selection of the appropriate astn by alloy type:.

Intergranular aatm shows up as the dark black lines around the grain boundaries. What is your typical turnaround time? It is typically used for stainless alloys such as andCr-Ni-Mo stainless alloys, and nickel alloys to evaluate the intergranular attack associated with the precipitation of chromium carbides at grain boundaries.

The etch structure types used to classify the specimens are: Some specific hazards statements are given in For example, many low-carbon and stabilized stainless steels e. This specification covers the standard practices for detecting susceptibility to aetm attack in austenitic stainless steels. Because it can be w262-13 quickly for screening, we often run this test first. How do you select the right ASTM corrosion testing method for your material?

Classification of the structure after A Practice A analysis will determine if the material is acceptable or if additional testing is required.

Resistance to Intergranular Corrosion of Austenitic Stainless Steels

Methods for preparing the test specimens, rapid screening tests, apparatus setup and testing procedures, and calculations and report contents are described for each testing practice. A recent publication on intergranular corrosion.

This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard.