ASTM F1941 / F1941M - 15

    Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings on Mechanical Fasteners, Inch and Metric

    Active Standard ASTM F1941 / F1941M | Developed by Subcommittee: F16.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 01.08


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    Abstract

    This specification covers application, performance and dimensional requirements for electrodeposited coatings on threaded fasteners with metric screw threads. It specifies coating thickness, supplementary hexavalent chromate or trivalent chromite finishes, corrosion resistance, precautions for managing the risk of hydrogen embrittlement and hydrogen embrittlement relief for high-strength and surface-hardened fasteners. It also highlights the differences between barrel and rack plating and makes recommendations as to the applicability of each process. The coating material, coating thickness, chromate finish, and trivalent chromite finish shall be selected and designated. The electrodeposited coating shall cover all surfaces and shall meet the following requirements: the coating metal deposit shall be bright or semibright, smooth, fine grained, adherent and uniform in appearance; the coating shall be free of blisters, pits, nodules, roughness, cracks, unplated areas, and other defects that will affect the function of the coating; and the coating shall not be stained, discolored or exhibit any evidence of white or red corrosion products. Slight discoloration that results from baking, drying, or electrode contact during rack-plating, or all of these, as well as slight staining that results from rinsing shall not be cause for rejection. Corrosion resistance and embrittlement of coatings shall be determined by performing mechanical tests.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers application, performance and dimensional requirements for electrodeposited coatings on threaded fasteners with unified inch and metric screw threads, but it may also be applied to other threaded parts and non-threaded parts such as washers and pins. It specifies coating thickness, supplementary hexavalent chromate or non-hexavalent conversion finishes, corrosion resistance, precautions for managing the risk of hydrogen embrittlement and hydrogen embrittlement relief for high-strength and surface-hardened fasteners. It also highlights the differences between barrel and rack plating and makes recommendations as to the applicability of each process.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units and SI metric units. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance to the standard.

    1.3 Terms used in this specification are defined in Terminology F1789.

    1.4 The following precautionary statement pertains to the test method portion only, Section 9, of this specification: 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

    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

    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

    B659 Guide for Measuring Thickness of Metallic and Inorganic Coatings

    D6492 Practice for Detection of Hexavalent Chromium On Zinc and Zinc/Aluminum Alloy Coated Steel

    E376 Practice for Measuring Coating Thickness by Magnetic-Field or Eddy-Current (Electromagnetic) Testing Methods

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

    F606/F606M Test Methods for Determining the Mechanical Properties of Externally and Internally Threaded Fasteners, Washers, Direct Tension Indicators, and Rivets

    F788 Specification for Surface Discontinuities of Bolts, Screws, and Studs, Inch and Metric Series

    F1470 Practice for Fastener Sampling for Specified Mechanical Properties and Performance Inspection

    F1624 Test Method for Measurement of Hydrogen Embrittlement Threshold in Steel by the Incremental Step Loading Technique

    F1789 Terminology for F16 Mechanical Fasteners

    F1940 Test Method for Process Control Verification to Prevent Hydrogen Embrittlement in Plated or Coated Fasteners

    F2078 Terminology Relating to Hydrogen Embrittlement Testing

    ASME Standards

    B1.1 Unified Inch Screw Threads (UN and UNR Thread Form)

    B1.16M Gages and Gaging for Metric M Screw Threads

    B18.6.3

    IFI Standard

    IFI-142 Hydrogen Embrittlement Risk Management


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 21.060.01 (Fasteners in general); 25.220.40 (Metallic coatings)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31161500(Screws)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F1941_F1941M-15

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F1941 / F1941M-15, Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings on Mechanical Fasteners, Inch and Metric, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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