ASTM B999 - 15

    Standard Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloys Plating, Electrodeposited Coatings of Titanium and Titanium Alloys on Conductive and Non-Conductive Substrate

    Active Standard ASTM B999 | Developed by Subcommittee: B08.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.05


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the requirements for electrodeposited coatings of titanium and titanium-zirconium alloys on conductive and non-conductive substrates for engineering (functional) uses. The coatings of titanium-zirconium alloys are those that range in zirconium between 10wt% and 14wt% zirconium and are known as “terne” metallic electrodeposits.

    1.2 This specification applies for both conductive (metallic) substrates and non-conductive (plastics, fibers, carbon foam, etc.)

    1.3 Electrodeposits of titanium and titanium-zirconium alloys on aluminum and conductive substrate and nonconductive substrate are produced where it is desired to obtain atmospheric corrosion resistance. Deposits of titanium and titanium-zirconium alloys particularly on aluminum have shown to have excellent corrosion protective qualities in atmospheric exposure, especially when under-coated by electroless nickel. Titanium and titanium-zirconium alloy deposits provide corrosion protection from dilute sulfuric acid, are used for lining of brine refrigeration tanks, chemical equipment apparatus, storage batteries, and as a wear coating for bearing surfaces.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 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

    B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus

    B183 Practice for Preparation of Low-Carbon Steel for Electroplating

    B242 Guide for Preparation of High-Carbon Steel for Electroplating

    B253 Guide for Preparation of Aluminum Alloys for Electroplating

    B320 Practice for Preparation of Iron Castings for Electroplating

    B322 Guide for Cleaning Metals Prior to Electroplating

    B374 Terminology Relating to Electroplating

    B487 Test Method for Measurement of Metal and Oxide Coating Thickness by Microscopical Examination of Cross Section

    B499 Test Method for Measurement of Coating Thicknesses by the Magnetic Method: Nonmagnetic Coatings on Magnetic Basis Metals

    B504 Test Method for Measurement of Thickness of Metallic Coatings by the Coulometric Method

    B507 Practice for Design of Articles to Be Electroplated on Racks

    B567 Test Method for Measurement of Coating Thickness by the Beta Backscatter Method

    B568 Test Method for Measurement of Coating Thickness by X-Ray Spectrometry

    B571 Practice for Qualitative Adhesion Testing of Metallic Coatings

    B602 Test Method for Attribute Sampling of Metallic and Inorganic Coatings

    B697 Guide for Selection of Sampling Plans for Inspection of Electrodeposited Metallic and Inorganic Coatings

    B727 Practice for Preparation of Plastics Materials for Electroplating

    B733 Specification for Autocatalytic (Electroless) Nickel-Phosphorus Coatings on Metal

    B849 Specification for Pre-Treatments of Iron or Steel for Reducing Risk of Hydrogen Embrittlement

    B850 Guide for Post-Coating Treatments of Steel for Reducing the Risk of Hydrogen Embrittlement

    B851 Specification for Automated Controlled Shot Peening of Metallic Articles Prior to Nickel, Autocatalytic Nickel, or Chromium Plating, or as Final Finish

    D2982 Test Methods for Detecting Glycol-Base Antifreeze in Used Lubricating Oils

    D3359 Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test

    D5185 Test Method for Multielement Determination of Used and Unused Lubricating Oils and Base Oils by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES)

    E127 Practice for Fabrication and Control of Aluminum Alloy Ultrasonic Standard Reference Blocks

    F519 Test Method for Mechanical Hydrogen Embrittlement Evaluation of Plating/Coating Processes and Service Environments


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.40 (Metallic coatings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11171900(Titanium based super alloys)


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    DOI: 10.1520/B0999-15

    Citation Format

    ASTM B999-15, Standard Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloys Plating, Electrodeposited Coatings of Titanium and Titanium Alloys on Conductive and Non-Conductive Substrate, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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