ASTM G20 - 10

    Standard Test Method for Chemical Resistance of Pipeline Coatings

    Active Standard ASTM G20 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.48

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    The data obtained for short-term tests are of interest only in eliminating the most unsuitable materials or for indicating a probable order of resistance in any particular media.

    Test conditions should take into account the manner and duration of immersion, the reagent, the temperature of the system, the area exposed above and below the liquid level, and other performance factors selected for the particular test.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is intended for evaluating the resistance of pipe coating materials when exposed to various concentrations of reagents or suspected soil contaminants. The test serves as a guide to investigators wishing to compare the relative merits of pipe-coating materials in specific environments. The choice of reagents, concentrations, duration of immersion, temperature of test, and properties to be reported are necessarily arbitrary and should be chosen to reflect conditions known to exist along the pipeline right-of-way.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the 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 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

    D543 Practices for Evaluating the Resistance of Plastics to Chemical Reagents

    D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics

    G8 Test Methods for Cathodic Disbonding of Pipeline Coatings

    G12 Test Method for Nondestructive Measurement of Film Thickness of Pipeline Coatings on Steel

    G17 Test Method for Penetration Resistance of Pipeline Coatings (Blunt Rod)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 46181533(Protective coats)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/G0020-10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM G20-10, Standard Test Method for Chemical Resistance of Pipeline Coatings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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