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    ASTM D6943 - 15(2019)

    Standard Practice for Immersion Testing of Industrial Protective Coatings and Linings

    Active Standard ASTM D6943 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.46

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02

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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Protective coatings are used on metallic and concrete storage and processing vessels, shipping containers, dams and rail cars to protect the substrate from corrosive attack and to protect stored materials (cargo) from contamination. This method provides a means to assess the ability of a protective coating to resist degradation by chemicals and to protect the liquid cargo from contamination by either the substrate or coating, based on visual observations. Other measures of degradation, such as changes in weight or dimensions of the coating material, or chemical changes to the cargo, may be used to assess this protective ability as mutually agreed upon between contracting parties. Simple chemical-resistance evaluations of the lining materials may be performed more conveniently by other pertinent methods as a prescreening test for this procedure in accordance with Test Methods C267 and D471.

    4.2 This practice covers three approaches to conducting evaluations of a lining coating material’s fitness for purpose.

    4.2.1 Method A—Evaluation of specimens under conditions of constant temperature at atmospheric pressure (that is, without a thermal gradient).

    4.2.2 Method B—Evaluation of specimens under conditions which provide a temperature gradient across the sample.

    4.2.3 Method C—Evaluation of specimens under conditions of constant temperature and increased pressure (that is, without a thermal gradient).

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice establishes procedures for the evaluation of the resistance of industrial protective coatings to immersion in chemicals.

    1.2 Linings are a particular type of coating intended for protection of substrates from corrosion as a result of continuous or intermittent fluid immersion.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parenthesis are for information only.

    1.4 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.

    1.5 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.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    NACE Standard

    TM 0174-2002 Laboratory Methods for the Evaluation of Protective Coatings and Lining Materials on Metallic Substrates in Immersion Service

    ASTM Standards

    C267 Test Methods for Chemical Resistance of Mortars, Grouts, and Monolithic Surfacings and Polymer Concretes

    D16 Terminology for Paint, Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications

    D471 Test Method for Rubber PropertyEffect of Liquids

    D523 Test Method for Specular Gloss

    D610 Practice for Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces

    D714 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints

    D785 Test Method for Rockwell Hardness of Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

    D1474 Test Methods for Indentation Hardness of Organic Coatings

    D1734 Practice for Making Cementitious Panels for Testing Coatings

    D2200 Practice for Use of Pictorial Surface Preparation Standards and Guides for Painting Steel Surfaces

    D2240 Test Method for Rubber PropertyDurometer Hardness

    D2583 Test Method for Indentation Hardness of Rigid Plastics by Means of a Barcol Impressor

    D3359 Test Methods for Rating Adhesion by Tape Test

    D3363 Test Method for Film Hardness by Pencil Test

    D4138 Practices for Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Protective Coating Systems by Destructive, Cross-Sectioning Means

    D4417 Test Methods for Field Measurement of Surface Profile of Blast Cleaned Steel

    D4538 Terminology Relating to Protective Coating and Lining Work for Power Generation Facilities

    D4541 Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers

    D5139 Specification for Sample Preparation for Qualification Testing of Coatings to be Used in Nuclear Power Plants

    D5162 Practice for Discontinuity (Holiday) Testing of Nonconductive Protective Coating on Metallic Substrates

    D6132 Test Method for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Applied Organic Coatings Using an Ultrasonic Coating Thickness Gage

    D6577 Guide for Testing Industrial Protective Coatings

    D6677 Test Method for Evaluating Adhesion by Knife

    D7055 Practice for Preparation (by Abrasive Blast Cleaning) of Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Panels for Testing of Coatings

    D7091 Practice for Nondestructive Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Nonmagnetic Coatings Applied to Ferrous Metals and Nonmagnetic, Nonconductive Coatings Applied to Non-Ferrous Metals

    D7234 Test Method for Pull-Off Adhesion Strength of Coatings on Concrete Using Portable Pull-Off Adhesion Testers

    G113 Terminology Relating to Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests of Nonmetallic Materials

    SSPC/NACE Joint Standards

    SSPC-SP10/NACE 2 Near White Blast Cleaning

    SSPC-SP13/NACE 6

    SSPC-SP5/NACE 1 White Metal Blast Cleaning

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.220.99 (Other treatments and coatings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code

    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/D6943-15R19

    Citation Format

    ASTM D6943-15(2019), Standard Practice for Immersion Testing of Industrial Protective Coatings and Linings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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