ASTM D3912 - 10

    Standard Test Method for Chemical Resistance of Coatings and Linings for Use in Nuclear Power Plants

    Active Standard ASTM D3912 | Developed by Subcommittee: D33.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    The lining test described in 6.2 may be used to evaluate the chemical resistance characteristics of coating systems for lining surfaces of tanks, vessels and similar facilities used in Coating Service Level I and II applications in a nuclear power plant. For the evaluation of linings in Coating Service Level III water immersion applications in nuclear power plants use the test methods and guidance found in Guide D7230.

    The specific chemical resistance tests described in 6.1 are dependent upon the relative severity of the service conditions. The specific chemical reagents to be used shall be specified to reflect the intended service conditions.

    At the discretion of the user, the methods presented may also be used to evaluate coatings and linings for applications in other types of power plants or other industrial services.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method establishes procedures for the evaluation of the chemical resistance of coatings and linings for use in Coating Service Level I and II applications in nuclear power plants.

    1.2 This test method is intended to be used as a screening test to evaluate coatings and linings on steel and concrete substrates.

    1.3 This test method addresses two exposure intervals:

    (1) Short Term (Typically 5 days): Such exposures are primarily applicable for coatings exposed to chemical splash or spill.

    (2) Long Term (Typically 180 days): Such exposures are primarily applicable for linings exposed to continuous or near-continuous chemical immersion.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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

    D714 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D5139 Specification for Sample Preparation for Qualification Testing of Coatings to be Used in Nuclear Power Plants

    D7230 Guide for Evaluating Polymeric Lining Systems for Water Immersion in Coating Service Level III Safety-Related Applications on Metal Substrates

    NACE Standard

    NACEStandardTM-01-74 Laboratory Methods for the Evaluation of Protective Coatings Used as Lining Materials in Immersion Service Available from NACE International (NACE), 1440 South Creek Dr., Houston, TX 77084-4906, http://www.nace.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46181533(Protective coats)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D3912-10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D3912-10, Standard Test Method for Chemical Resistance of Coatings and Linings for Use in Nuclear Power Plants, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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