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    ASTM G199 - 09(2020)e1

    Standard Guide for Electrochemical Noise Measurement

    Active Standard ASTM G199 | Developed by Subcommittee: G01.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Use of this guide is intended to provide information on electrochemical noise to monitor corrosion on a continuous basis.

    5.2 This guide is intended for conducting electrochemical noise measurements, both in the laboratory and in-service environments (36).

    5.3 This technique is useful in systems in which process upsets or other problems can create corrosive conditions. An early warning of corrosive attack can permit remedial action before significant damage occurs to process equipment (37).

    5.4 This technique is also useful when inhibitor additions are used to control the corrosion of equipment. The indication of increasing corrosion activity can be used to signal the need for additional inhibitor (38).

    5.5 Control of corrosion in process equipment requires knowledge of the rate or mechanism of attack on an ongoing basis. This technique can be used to provide such information in a digital format that is easily transferred to computers for analysis (39) .

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers the procedure for conducting online corrosion monitoring of metals by the use of the electrochemical noise technique. Within the limitations described, this technique can be used to detect localized corrosion activity and to estimate corrosion rate on a continuous basis without removal of the monitoring probes from the plant or experimental cell.

    1.2 This guide presents briefly some generally accepted methods of analyses that are useful in the interpretation of corrosion test results.

    1.3 This guide does not cover detailed calculations and methods; rather it covers a range of approaches that have found application in corrosion testing.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 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.

    1.6 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

    G1 Practice for Preparing, Cleaning, and Evaluating Corrosion Test Specimens

    G3 Practice for Conventions Applicable to Electrochemical Measurements in Corrosion Testing

    G4 Guide for Conducting Corrosion Tests in Field Applications

    G5 Reference Test Method for Making Potentiodynamic Anodic Polarization Measurements

    G16 Guide for Applying Statistics to Analysis of Corrosion Data

    G31 Guide for Laboratory Immersion Corrosion Testing of Metals

    G46 Guide for Examination and Evaluation of Pitting Corrosion

    G59 Test Method for Conducting Potentiodynamic Polarization Resistance Measurements

    G61 Test Method for Conducting Cyclic Potentiodynamic Polarization Measurements for Localized Corrosion Susceptibility of Iron-, Nickel-, or Cobalt-Based Alloys

    G96 Guide for Online Monitoring of Corrosion in Plant Equipment (Electrical and Electrochemical Methods)

    G102 Practice for Calculation of Corrosion Rates and Related Information from Electrochemical Measurements

    G106 Practice for Verification of Algorithm and Equipment for Electrochemical Impedance Measurements

    G193 Terminology and Acronyms Relating to Corrosion


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.060 (Corrosion of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard
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    DOI: 10.1520/G0199-09R20E01

    Citation Format

    ASTM G199-09(2020)e1, Standard Guide for Electrochemical Noise Measurement, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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