1.1 This guide covers the development of a galvanic series and its subsequent use as a method of predicting the effect that one metal can have upon another metal can when they are in electrical contact while immersed in an electrolyte. Suggestions for avoiding known pitfalls are included.
1.2 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 5.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
G3 Practice for Conventions Applicable to Electrochemical Measurements in Corrosion Testing
G15 Terminology Relating to Corrosion and Corrosion Testing
G16 Guide for Applying Statistics to Analysis of Corrosion Data
G71 Guide for Conducting and Evaluating Galvanic Corrosion Tests in Electrolytes
active; corrosion potential; galvanic corrosion; Galvanic Series; noble; passive; Accelerated aging/testing--corrosion; Aluminum; Aluminum alloys--corrosion testing; Austenitic steel; Brass; Bronze; Cadmium metals/alloys; Conductance and conductivity (electrical); Copper corrosion; Electrical contact materials; Electrolytic conductivity detectors (ELCD); Galvanic corrosion; Heavy metals; Lead metals/alloys; Magnesium; Magnesium alloys; Metallurgical materials/applications; Metal-to-metal contact; Nickel alloy pipe; Nickel alloys (corrosion testing); Nickel alloy tube; Platinum; Polarization resistance; Seawater (natural/synthetic); Shielding; Silver; Stainless steel (corrosion testing); Wrought iron; Zinc;
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