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1.1 This practice covers conditions for exposure of metals and alloys to surface seawater, and sets forth the general procedures that should be followed in conducting seawater exposures tests so that meaningful comparisons may be made for different locations.
1.2 This practice lists suggested procedures for the evaluation of the effects of seawater on metals and alloys.Note 1-Terms relative to this subject matter can be found in Terminology G15.
1.3 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems 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.
D3623 Test Method for Testing Antifouling Panels in Shallow Submergence
G1 Practice for Preparing, Cleaning, and Evaluating Corrosion Test Specimens
G15 Terminology Relating to Corrosion and Corrosion Testing
G30 Practice for Making and Using U-Bend Stress-Corrosion Test Specimens
G38 Practice for Making and Using C-Ring Stress-Corrosion Test Specimens
G39 Practice for Preparation and Use of Bent-Beam Stress-Corrosion Test Specimens
G46 Guide for Examination and Evaluation of Pitting Corrosion
G58 Practice for Preparation of Stress-Corrosion Test Specimens for Weldments
G78 Guide for Crevice Corrosion Testing of Iron-Base and Nickel-Base Stainless Alloys in Seawater and Other Chloride-Containing Aqueous Environments
ICS Number Code 77.060 (Corrosion of metals)