ASTM G38-73(1995)E1

    Standard Practice for Making and Using C-Ring Stress-Corrosion Test Specimens

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes the essential features of the design and machining, and procedures for stressing, exposing, and inspecting C-ring type of stress-corrosion test speci- mens. An analysis is given of the state and distribution of stress in the C-ring.

    1.2 Specific considerations relating to the sampling process and to the selection of appropriate test environments are outside the scope of this practice.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The inch-pound units are provided for information.

    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.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    NACE Document

    NACETM0177–96 Laboratory Testing of Metals for Resistance to Sulfide Stress Cracking and Stress Corrosion Cracking in H2S Environments Available from National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), P.O. Box 218340, Houston, TX 77218-8340.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.060 (Corrosion of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/G0038-73R95E01

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