Active Standard ASTM G46 | Developed by Subcommittee: G01.05
Book of Standards Volume: 03.02
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Significance and Use
3.1 It is important to be able to determine the extent of pitting, either in a service application where it is necessary to predict the remaining life in a metal structure, or in laboratory test programs that are used to select the most pitting-resistant materials for service.
1.1 This guide covers the selection of procedures that can be used in the identification and examination of pits and in the evaluation of pitting (See Terminology G15) corrosion to determine the extent of its effect.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E3 Guide for Preparation of Metallographic Specimens
G1 Practice for Preparing, Cleaning, and Evaluating Corrosion Test Specimens
G15 Terminology Relating to Corrosion and Corrosion Testing
G16 Guide for Applying Statistics to Analysis of Corrosion Data
National Association of Corrosion Engineers StandardNACERP-01-73 Collection and Identification of Corrosion Products Insert in Materials Protection and Performance, Vol 12, June 1973, p. 65.
ICS Number Code 77.060 (Corrosion of metals)