ASTM C868 - 02(2012)

    Standard Test Method for Chemical Resistance of Protective Linings

    Active Standard ASTM C868 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.46

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF 4 $38.00   ADD TO CART
    Hardcopy (shipping and handling) 4 $38.00   ADD TO CART


    Significance and Use

    3.1 The results obtained by this test method should serve as a guide in, but not as the sole basis for, selection of a lining material for particular application. Simple chemical-resistance evaluations of the lining materials may be performed more conveniently by other pertinent methods as a prescreening test for this procedure in accordance with Test Methods C267 and D471.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers a procedure for evaluating the chemical resistance of a polymer-based protective lining in immersion service. The method closely approximates the service conditions, including the temperature differential between the external and internal surfaces of the equipment, which may accelerate permeation of the lining by a corrosive media.

    1.2 This test may be used to simulate actual field use conditions insofar as a qualitative evaluation of the lining system after a predetermined period of exposure.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 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.

    NACE Standard

    NACENo.1/SSPC-SP-5 White Metal Blast Cleaning Available from Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), 40 24th St., 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4656, http://www.sspc.org.

    ASTM Standards

    A36/A36M Specification for Carbon Structural Steel

    A285/A285M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Low- and Intermediate-Tensile Strength

    C267 Test Methods for Chemical Resistance of Mortars, Grouts, and Monolithic Surfacings and Polymer Concretes

    D471 Test Method for Rubber Property--Effect of Liquids

    D714 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints

    D785 Test Method for Rockwell Hardness of Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

    D1474 Test Methods for Indentation Hardness of Organic Coatings

    D2583 Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Rigid Plastics by Means of a Barcol Impressor

    D3363 Test Method for Film Hardness by Pencil Test

    D4417 Test Methods for Field Measurement of Surface Profile of Blast Cleaned Steel

    D4541 Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers

    D5162 Practice for Discontinuity (Holiday) Testing of Nonconductive Protective Coating on Metallic Substrates


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.120.10 (Reaction vessels and their components)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/C0868-02R12

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    ASTM C868

    Citing ASTM Standards
    Back to Top