ASTM B380 - 97(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Corrosion Testing of Decorative Electrodeposited Coatings by the Corrodkote Procedure

    Active Standard ASTM B380 | Developed by Subcommittee: B08.10

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.05


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Nickel/chromium and copper/nickel/chromium electrodeposited coatings are widely used for decorative and protective applications. The Corrodkote test provides a method of controlling the quality of electroplated articles and is suitable for manufacturing control, as well as research and development.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the Corrodkote2 method of evaluating the corrosion performance of copper/nickel/chromium and nickel/chromium coatings electrodeposited on steel, zinc alloys, aluminum alloys, plastics and other substrates.

    Note 1The following ASTM standards are not requirements. They are reference for information only: Practice B537, Specification B456, Test Method B602, and Specification B604.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    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 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.

    ASTM Standards

    B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus

    B456 Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings of Copper Plus Nickel Plus Chromium and Nickel Plus Chromium

    B537 Practice for Rating of Electroplated Panels Subjected to Atmospheric Exposure

    B602 Test Method for Attribute Sampling of Metallic and Inorganic Coatings

    B604 Specification for Decorative Electroplated Coatings of Copper Plus Nickel Plus Chromium on Plastics

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.40 (Metallic coatings); 77.060 (Corrosion of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0380

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B380-97(2013), Standard Test Method for Corrosion Testing of Decorative Electrodeposited Coatings by the Corrodkote Procedure, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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