ASTM D1748 - 10

    Standard Test Method for Rust Protection by Metal Preservatives in the Humidity Cabinet

    Active Standard ASTM D1748 | Developed by Subcommittee: D02.L0.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.01


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    ASTM D1748

    Significance and Use

    This test method is used for measuring the relative abilities of metal preservatives to prevent the rusting of steel panels under conditions of high humidity. It should not be relied upon to predict the effectiveness of a metal preservative in which high humidity is not the principal factor in the rusting.

    Comparisons made by this test method should normally be limited to similar metal preservative combinations designed for similar applications. The test life required for each type of metal preservative and for each intended application should be based on actual experience with that type of preservative in the intended service.

    Since the precision of the test method appears to be less than desired, a number of repeat tests may be necessary to establish the test life of a given metal preservative, and repeat tests by this test method in more than one cabinet are sometimes desirable.

    The data obtained from this accelerated test is of interest only in eliminating the most unsuitable materials or for indicating a probable relative order of protection against rust under conditions of high humidity. This test method does not prescribe the exposure periods to be used for a specific product, nor the interpretation to be given to the results.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the evaluation of the rust-preventive properties of metal preservatives under conditions of high humidity.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard except where the test apparatus or consumable parts are only available in other units. In such cases these will be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    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 consult and 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

    A109/A109M Specification for Steel, Strip, Carbon (0.25 Maximum Percent), Cold-Rolled

    D512 Test Methods for Chloride Ion In Water

    D516 Test Method for Sulfate Ion in Water

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    E323 Specification for Perforated-Plate Sieves for Testing Purposes

    Federal Standards

    QQ-S-698 Steel Sheet and Strip, Low Carbon

    Military Standards

    MIL-C-15074E Corrosive Preventive Compound Finger Print Remover

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    SAE1009C Tee Reducer, Bulkhead on Side, Flareless Tube


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.060 (Corrosion of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15120000(Lubricants and oils and greases and anti corrosives)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1748-10

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