SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1985

A New Apparatus and Test Procedure for Running ASTM C 692 Stress Corrosion Cracking Tests


A new experimental technique has been developed for running stress corrosion cracking tests on insulating materials. The new technique uses a steam heated pipe for heating the coupons and uses an “upside down” dripping action rather than a “wicking” action, as in ASTM Evaluating the Influence of Wicking-Type Thermal Insulations on the Stress Corrosion Cracking Tendency of Austenitic Stainless Steel (C 692). In addition to providing a more realistic approach, the new procedure correlates well with the old, simplifies sample coupon preparation and gives added reliability to the test results.

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Hutto, FB
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Fruita, CO
Tissot, RG
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Fruita, CO
Whitaker, TE
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Fruita, CO
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Developed by Committee: G01
Pages: 211–219
DOI: 10.1520/STP39171S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5591-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0416-7