ASTM G0108-23 - Standard Test Methods for Electrochemical Reactivation (EPR) for Detecting Sensitization of AISI Type 304 and 304L Stainless Steels
Standard Test Methods for Electrochemical Reactivation (EPR) for Detecting Sensitization of AISI Type 304 and 304L Stainless Steels
|Keywords:||carbide precipitation; electrochemical reactivation (EPR) test; electrochemical test; intergranular corrosion; sensitization; stress corrosion cracking;|
1.1 These test methods cover a laboratory procedure for conducting an electrochemical reactivation (EPR) test on AISI Type 304 and 304L (UNS No. S30400 and S30403, respectively) stainless steels. These test methods can provide a nondestructive means of quantifying the degree of sensitization in Type 304 stainless steels (. , , ) These EPR test methods have found wide acceptance in studies of the effects of sensitization on intergranular corrosion and intergranular stress corrosion cracking behavior (see Terminology ). The EPR technique has been successfully used to evaluate other stainless steels and nickel base alloys (, but the test conditions and evaluation criteria used were modified in each case from those cited in the current test methods. This standard test covers two tests, ( )1) Test Method A or Single Loop, and (2) Test Method B or Double Loop.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
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 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.