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1.1 This test method describes a wet candle device and its use in measuring atmospheric chloride deposition (amount of chloride salts deposited from the atmosphere on a given area per unit time).
1.2 Data on atmospheric chloride deposition can be useful in classifying the corrosivity of a specific area, such as an atmospheric test site. Caution must be exercised, however, to take into consideration the season because airborne chlorides vary widely between seasons.
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
ICS Number Code 71.040.50 (Physicochemical methods of analysis); 77.060 (Corrosion of metals)
ASTM G140-02, Standard Test Method for Determining Atmospheric Chloride Deposition Rate by Wet Candle Method, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.orgBack to Top