ASTM A262-13 PDF

This standard is issued under the fixed designation A ; the number immediately following 1 These practices are under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee A01 on Steel, containing welds should be cut so that no more than 13 mm (1⁄2. Fast, high-quality ASTM A intergranular corrosion testing run by corrosion experts. ASTM has standardized the test procedure and the specifications are detailed in ASTM A standard (ASTM, ) and ASTM G standard (ASTM.

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The chart below comes from the ASTM A standard for selection of the appropriate test by alloy type:.

Corrosione intergranulare acciai inox austenitici ASTM A

Practice B, also known as the Streicher test, uses weight loss analysis to provide a quantitative measure of the materials aetm.

Practice F, is a hour weight-loss based analysis that provides a quantitative measure of the materials performance, and is commonly used to analyze as-received stainless steels.

Some specific hazards statements are given in See Appendix X1 for information regarding test selection. This specification adtm the standard practices for detecting susceptibility to intergranular asym in austenitic sstm steels. Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard Translated Version s: In many cases we can reduce that to as little as 24 hours more than the required testing time if you need fast results.

Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. These tests are often run as a qualification test to ensure each batch of stainless steel is properly prepared. Intergranular corrosion shows up as the dark black lines around the grain boundaries.

ASTM A Intergranular Corrosion Testing and Analysis

G2MT Labs is one of the few labs to offer all five ASTM A corrosion testing practices, as well a262–13 the expertise to help you determine which tests to use, what to do if a test fails, and other corrosion consulting as needed. Share on Tumblr Print.


ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date. The test evaluates the resistance of extra-low-carbon steels to sensitization and intergranular attack from welding or heat treatment processes.

Classification of the structure after A Practice A analysis will determine if the material is acceptable or if additional testing is required. Practice A, the oxalic acid etch test is used as a rapid technique to screen samples of certain stainless steel grades to ensure they are not susceptible to intergranular attack sensitization. It depends on which Practice is selected, but typically ranges from to days for different tests. The test is generally performed for acceptance of materials, but not sufficient for rejection of materials.

In SEM analysis, intergranular corrosion is clear by the dark lines where the grain boundaries are eaten away.

In everyday applications, corrosion varies by materials and solutions. These tests atm not provide a basis for predicting resistance to forms of corrosion other than intergranular, such as general corrosion, pitting, or stress-corrosion cracking. For example, in highly oxidizing solutions, intergranular attack can occur due to intermetallic phases, while attack of carbides may occur somewhat less oxidizing solutions. The Huey test works well to analyze chromium depleted regions and intermetallic precipitates, such as sigma phase, and is also used for materials in strongly oxidizing environments such as nitric acid.

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If materials with incorrect heat treatment enter service, they are liable to crack or fail by intergranular corrosion IGC much more astn than properly treated materials; ASTM A is a screening test to help aastm batches that are incorrectly processed. A recent publication on intergranular corrosion. Due to the variance of attack in different materials, numerous methods Practices B-F are used to assess intergranular corrosion. Methods for preparing the test specimens, rapid screening tests, apparatus setup and testing procedures, and calculations and report contents are described for each testing practice.

What is your typical turnaround time? Each ASTM A Practice specification includes a list of the grades of stainless steels and the acceptable etch structures for the specific alloys. The ASTM A tests can determine if the proper heat treatment was performed or if the alloys are in danger of intergranular corrosion occurring in use.


The first and fastest step is the ASTM A Practice A, a rapid same-day screening method in Oxalic acid to determine the susceptibility to intergranular corrosion.

Based on your materials, application, and requirements, the other 4 methods provide specific focuses.

The bent samples are examined at low magnification, where the appearance of cracks or fissures indicate intergranular attack. Like what you saw? For example, many low-carbon and stabilized stainless steels e. Please share this page: It is informational only and q262-13 an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. Historical Version s – view previous versions of standard. The oxalic acid test is commonly used before the Strauss test to determine atsm a sample is susceptible; samples that pass method A will generally show low corrosion rates in the Strauss test.

This practice includes boiling the sample for 24 to hours in the solution above, and measures the materials performance quantitatively. Please specify the maximum allowable corrosion rate and any available data on the sensitizing heat treatment performed. Practice E, the Strauss test, is performed to assess attack associated with chromium-rich carbide formation; it does not detect susceptibility to sigma phase formation.

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Because it can be run quickly for screening, we often run this test first. The weight loss is calculated after each step, and reveals if the sample has been properly heat-treated. Intergranular corrosion occurs as a result of precipitation of nitridescarbidesand other intermetallic phasessuch as sigma phase, that occurs along the grain boundaries.