Active Standard ASTM B380 | Developed by Subcommittee: B08.10
Book of Standards Volume: 02.05
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Significance and Use
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.
1.1 This test method covers the Corrodkote 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 1—The following ASTM standards are not requirements. They are reference for information only: Practice B 537
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.
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 Number Code 25.220.40 (Metallic coatings); 77.060 (Corrosion of metals)