ASTM G96-90(2008)

    Standard Guide for Online Monitoring of Corrosion in Plant Equipment (Electrical and Electrochemical Methods)

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers the procedure for conducting online corrosion monitoring of metals in plant equipment under operating conditions by the use of electrical or electrochemical methods. Within the limitations described, these test methods can be used to determine cumulative metal loss or instantaneous corrosion rate, intermittently or on a continuous basis, without removal of the monitoring probes from the plant.

    1.2 The following test methods are included: Test Method A for electrical resistance, and Test Method B for polarization resistance.

    1.2.1 Test Method A provides information on cumulative metal loss, and corrosion rate is inferred. This test method responds to the remaining metal thickness except as described in Section .

    1.2.2 Test Method B is based on electrochemical measurements for determination of instantaneous corrosion rate but may require calibration with other techniques to obtain true corrosion rates. Its primary value is the rapid detection of changes in the corrosion rate that may be indicative of undesirable changes in the process environment.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be considered standard. The values 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. Specific precautionary statements are given in 5.6.


    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

    D1125 Test Methods for Electrical Conductivity and Resistivity of Water

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

    G3 Practice for Conventions Applicable to Electrochemical Measurements in Corrosion Testing

    G4 Guide for Conducting Corrosion Tests in Field Applications

    G15 Terminology Relating to Corrosion and Corrosion Testing

    G59 Test Method for Conducting Potentiodynamic Polarization Resistance Measurements

    G102 Practice for Calculation of Corrosion Rates and Related Information from Electrochemical Measurements


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.060 (Corrosion of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41114604(Corrosion testers)


    DOI: 10.1520/G0096-90R08

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