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1.1 This test method covers the estimation of the electrical half-cell potential of uncoated reinforcing steel in field and laboratory concrete, for the purpose of determining the corrosion activity of the reinforcing steel.
1.2 This test method is limited by electrical circuitry. A concrete surface that has dried to the extent that it is a dielectric and surfaces that are coated with a dielectric material will not provide an acceptable electrical circuit. The basic configuration of the electrical circuit is shown in Fig. 1.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address the safety problems 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.
E691 Practice for Conducting an Interlaboratory Study to Determine the Precision of a Test Method
G3 Practice for Conventions Applicable to Electrochemical Measurements in Corrosion Testing
G15 Terminology Relating to Corrosion and Corrosion Testing
G16 Guide for Applying Statistics to Analysis of Corrosion Data
ICS Number Code 77.140.15 (Steels for reinforcement of concrete)
UNSPSC Code 30111900(Concrete reinforcement hardware); 11101704(Steel)
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ASTM C876-91(1999), Standard Test Method for Half-Cell Potentials of Uncoated Reinforcing Steel in Concrete (Withdrawn 2008), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, www.astm.orgBack to Top