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1.1 This test method covers accelerated procedures for simultaneously determining comparative characteristics of coating systems applied to steep pipe exterior for the purpose of preventing or mitigating corrosion that may occur in underground service where the pipe will be in contact with natural soils and will receive cathodic protection. They are intended for use with samples of coated pipe taken from commercial production and are applicable to such samples when the coating is characterized by function as an electrical barrier.
1.2 This test method is intended to facilitate testing of coatings where the test cell is cemented to the surface of the coated pipe specimen. This is appropriate when it is impractical to submerge or immerse the test specimen as required by Test Methods G 8, G 42, or G 80. Coating sample configuration such as flat plate and small diameter pipe may be used, provided that the test procedure remains unchanged.
1.3 This test method allows options that must be identified in the report.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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.
G8 Test Methods for Cathodic Disbonding of Pipeline Coatings
G12 Test Method for Nondestructive Measurement of Film Thickness of Pipeline Coatings on Steel
G42 Test Method for Cathodic Disbonding of Pipeline Coatings Subjected to Elevated Temperatures
G62 Test Methods for Holiday Detection in Pipeline Coatings
G80 Test Method for Specific Cathodic Disbonding of Pipeline Coatings
ICS Number Code 23.040.99 (Other pipeline components)