ASTM G11 - 19

    Standard Practice for Effects of Outdoor Weathering on Pipeline Coatings

    Active Standard ASTM G11 | Developed by Subcommittee: D01.48

    Book of Standards Volume: 06.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 Since coated pipe may be stored outdoors for long periods before burial, weathering tests described in this practice are needed to evaluate the stability of these coatings stored outdoors. The results obtained should be treated only as indicating the general effect of weathering. Exposure conditions vary greatly from year to year, from one part of a year to another, and from locality to locality. The results of short-term exposure tests in the north are more meaningful if exposure is started in the summer followed by a winter season. In southern areas where climatic conditions are more uniform throughout the year, the time of year when short-term exposure is started is less critical. In all localities, the longer the exposure period, the more reliable are the results obtained.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice is intended to define conditions for the exposure of coated metal pipe to weather.

    1.2 This practice specifies qualifications for the samples, procedure to be followed in exposure to weather, and procedure for evaluating effects of exposure including visual examination and other tests.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units to three significant decimals are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses 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.

    ASTM Standards

    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

    G7 Practice for Atmospheric Environmental Exposure Testing of Nonmetallic Materials

    G8 Test Methods for Cathodic Disbonding of Pipeline Coatings

    G10 Test Method for Specific Bendability of Pipeline Coatings

    G14 Test Method for Impact Resistance of Pipeline Coatings (Falling Weight Test)

    G62 Test Methods for Holiday Detection in Pipeline Coatings


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 87.040 (Paints and varnishes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/G0011-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM G11-19, Standard Practice for Effects of Outdoor Weathering on Pipeline Coatings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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