ASTM WK45207

    New Test Method for Erosion of Coatings by Flowing Water Slurry

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D01.48 | Committee D01 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This test method provides a procedure for evaluating the erosion of polymeric materials, namely coatings, in a vigorously agitated water slurry. This procedure simulates the degradation caused by sand, silt, and other suspended sediments in raw (or untreated) water.

    Looking to simulate immersion in liquid and potentially high velocities with a relatively small weight percentage of suspended particulates i.e. pumping of sediment laden river water. The Bureau of Reclamation worked to develop this standard and would like it to become an ASTM Method. There are numerous coating companies and customers who would be interested in this testing.


    Slurry erosion; coatings; erosion resistance

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Daniel Libby

    Draft Under Development