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    ASTM C614 - 20

    Standard Test Method for Alkali Resistance of Porcelain Enamels

    Active Standard ASTM C614 | Developed by Subcommittee: B08.12

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.05


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    Significance and Use

    2.1 This test method is intended specifically for testing the resistance to alkaline attack of porcelain enamels to be used as a final finish on washing machines, dishwashers, combination washer-dryers, and similar appliances where the surface is normally exposed to an alkaline environment at elevated temperatures.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method2 covers the measurement of the resistance of a porcelain enamel to a hot solution of tetrasodium pyrophosphate. Although the specific alkali mentioned herein is tetrasodium pyrophosphate, the equipment and techniques are equally applicable to other alkali solutions.

    1.2 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.50 (Enamels)

    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/C0614-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM C614-20, Standard Test Method for Alkali Resistance of Porcelain Enamels, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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