Standard Active Last Updated: Dec 05, 2017
ASTM B504-90(2017)

Standard Test Method for Measurement of Thickness of Metallic Coatings by the Coulometric Method

Significance and Use

4.1 Measurement of the thickness of a coating is essential to assessing its utility and cost.

4.2 The coulometric method destroys the coating over a very small (about 0.1 cm2) test area. Therefore its use is limited to applications where a bare spot at the test area is acceptable or the test piece may be destroyed.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the thickness of metallic coatings by the coulometric method, also known as the anodic solution or electrochemical stripping method.

1.2 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.

1.3 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 02.05
Developed by Subcommittee: B08.10
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/B0504-90R17
ICS Code: 17.040.20