The practices of A262 are routinely used for lot acceptance testing but are written as practices, not test methods. As a result, the committee has received reports of lack of agreement between laboratories. The current work is targeted at moving informational text to an appendix. Subsequent ballot items will revise the five test methods in order from Practice A, the etch test, through Practice F. This work will result in a complete re-write of this standard.
austenitic stainless steel; copper sulfate; corrosion testing; etch structures; ferric sulfate; intergranular corrosion; nitric acid; oxalic acid; Austenitic stainless steel castings; Classification; Copper-copper sulfate-sulfuric acid test; Discontinuities--steel; Ditch structure; End grain pitting; Etch structures; Ferric sulfate-sulfuric acid test; Grain pits; Interdendritic ditches; Intergranular attack (IGA); Metallurgical structure; Microscopic examination--metals/alloys; Nitric acid/hydrofluoric acid test; Oxalic acid etch test; Specimen preparation (for testing)--metals/alloys; Stainless steel (corrosion testing); Step structure; Structural analysis/applications--steel; Susceptibility; Visual examination--steel; Welded steel materials/applications ;
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