Active Standard ASTM B154 | Developed by Subcommittee: B05.06
Book of Standards Volume: 02.01
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Significance and Use
5.1 This test method is an accelerated test for detecting the presence of residual (internal) stresses that might result in failure of individual parts in storage or in service due to stress corrosion cracking.
5.2 This test method is not intended for use on assemblies or parts under applied stress. If used for that purpose, the results shall be for information only and not a cause for rejection of the assembly, its component parts, or the original mill product.
1.3 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 determines the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary and hazard statements see Sections 1, 6, and 7. (Warning—Mercury has been designated by EPA and many state agencies as a hazardous material that can cause central nervous system, kidney and liver damage. Mercury, or its vapor, may be hazardous to health and corrosive to materials. Caution should be taken when handling mercury and mercury containing products. See the applicable product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for details and EPA's website – http://www.epa.gov/mercury/faq.htm – for additional information. Users should be aware that selling mercury and/or mercury containing products into your state may be prohibited by state law.)
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
B858 Test Method for Ammonia Vapor Test for Determining Susceptibility to Stress Corrosion Cracking in Copper Alloys
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
ICS Number Code 77.120.30 (Copper and copper alloys)