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    Testing Multiple Specimens of Stainless Steels in a Modified Boiling Nitric Acid Test Apparatus

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    When it is desired to use the 65 per cent boiling nitric acid test as an evaluation method on a relatively large number of specimens, as in extensive research investigations or for routine inspection purposes, the amount of acid, apparatus, and laboratory space required frequently imposes a serious limitation on the number of tests that can be run in any reasonable time. This paper describes an apparatus in which a number of specimens can be exposed simultaneously, the use of which will result in appreciable savings in cost, acid, power, and laboratory space.

    Author Information:

    Long, W B De
    Engineering Research Laboratory, Engineering Department, E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc., Wilmington, Del.

    Committee/Subcommittee: A01.13

    DOI: 10.1520/STP43974S