ASTM D2688-05

    Standard Test Methods for Corrosivity of Water in the Absence of Heat Transfer (Weight Loss Methods)


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the corrosivity of water by evaluating pitting and by measuring the weight loss of metal specimens. Pitting is a form of localized corrosion: weight loss is a measure of the average corrosion rate. The rate of corrosion of a metal immersed in water is a function of the tendency for the metal to corrode and is also a function of the tendency for water and the materials it contains to promote (or inhibit) corrosion.

    1.2 The test method employs flat, rectangular-shaped metal coupons which are mounted on pipe plugs and exposed to the water flowing in metal piping in municipal, building, and industrial water systems using a side stream corrosion specimen rack.

    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

    D1129 Terminology Relating to Water

    D2331 Practices for Preparation and Preliminary Testing of Water-Formed Deposits

    D2777 Practice for Determination of Precision and Bias of Applicable Test Methods of Committee D19 on Water

    G1 Practice for Preparing, Cleaning, and Evaluating Corrosion Test Specimens

    G16 Guide for Applying Statistics to Analysis of Corrosion Data


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.060.60 (Examination of water for physical properties)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/D2688-05

    Citation Format

    ASTM D2688-05, Standard Test Methods for Corrosivity of Water in the Absence of Heat Transfer (Weight Loss Methods), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2005, www.astm.org

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