ASTM G188 - 05(2017)

    Standard Specification for Leak Detector Solutions Intended for Use on Brasses and Other Copper Alloys

    Active Standard ASTM G188 | Developed by Subcommittee: G01.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.02


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    Significance and Use

    6.1 Leak detector solutions may cause stress corrosion cracking of different alloys. If a leak detector solution is found to cause stress corrosion cracking in accordance with Test Method G186, it should not be used on brasses or other copper alloys. If a leak detector solution is found not to cause stress corrosion cracking in accordance with Test Method G186, it may cause stress corrosion cracking of copper or other alloys under unspecified conditions.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the requirements for leak detector solutions suitable for use in checking the leakage of valves, pipes, fittings, joints, and so forth of a pressurized gas system fabricated from brasses and other copper alloys.

    1.2 This specification deals with the stress corrosion cracking aspect of leak detector solutions. The effectiveness, chemical, physical and mechanical properties of leak detector solutions are not within the scope of this specification.

    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 to 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.


    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

    E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals

    G15 Terminology Relating to Corrosion and Corrosion Testing

    G186 Test Method for Determining Whether Gas-Leak-Detector Fluid Solutions Can Cause Stress Corrosion Cracking of Brass Alloys


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.30 (Copper and copper alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/G0188-05R17

    Citation Format

    ASTM G188-05(2017), Standard Specification for Leak Detector Solutions Intended for Use on Brasses and Other Copper Alloys, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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