ASTM G78-01(2007)

    Standard Guide for Crevice Corrosion Testing of Iron-Base and Nickel-Base Stainless Alloys in Seawater and Other Chloride-Containing Aqueous Environments


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers information for conducting crevice-corrosion tests and identifies factors that may affect results and influence conclusions.

    1.2 These procedures can be used to identify conditions most likely to result in crevice corrosion and provide a basis for assessing the relative resistance of various alloys to crevice corrosion under certain specified conditions.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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. For a specific warning statement, see 7.1.1.


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

    ASTM Standards

    G1 Practice for Preparing, Cleaning, and Evaluating Corrosion Test Specimens

    G4 Guide for Conducting Corrosion Tests in Field Applications

    G15 Terminology Relating to Corrosion and Corrosion Testing

    G46 Guide for Examination and Evaluation of Pitting Corrosion

    G48 Test Methods for Pitting and Crevice Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steels and Related Alloys by Use of Ferric Chloride Solution


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.060 (Corrosion of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 47101506(Corrosion control equipment)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/G0078-01R07

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    Citation Format

    ASTM G78-01(2007), Standard Guide for Crevice Corrosion Testing of Iron-Base and Nickel-Base Stainless Alloys in Seawater and Other Chloride-Containing Aqueous Environments, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2007, www.astm.org

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