1 This practice is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee A01 on Steel, Last previous edition approved in as A – 99 (). May 2nd, – Below is a technical summary of specification ASTM A 99 Advanced Plating Technologies is not. Gold plating is an exceptional finish for. BOOK ID: ECUadPJ && Download Book Pdf Astm A Finish Free. Passivation Services – Welcome to Scott Metal Finishing. ASTM A 99 Advanced.

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Meaningful tests to establish the degree of cleanness of a surface are few, and those are often difficult to administer and to evaluate objectively.

Specifications sstm passivation treatments for stainless steels Traditionally the American standards have been used. Active view current version of standard. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.

ASTM A380 Passivation Standard

Methods are described for the detection of free iron and transparent chemical and oily deposits. In addition, visual inspection of internal surfaces is often impossible because of the configuration of the item. Specific treatments are however also specified. The standard notes that the high carbon martensitic stainless steels, such as C, are not suitable for acid passivation as aa380 can be attacked or be subject to hydrogen embrittlement.

Some of the various meanings associated with the term passivation that are in common usage include the following:. The term “iron,” when hereinafter referred to as a surface contaminant, shall denote free iron. Naturally occurring conditions such air or aerated water will do this and so under many exposure conditions stainless steels will naturally self-passivate.

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While the practice provides s380 and information concerning the use of acids and other cleaning and descaling agents, it cannot encompass detailed cleaning procedures for specific types of equipment or installations. Pickling, passivation and removing astmm contamination with nitric acid Passivation treatments are sometimes a308, but it is important to consider whether this is strictly necessary or not.

Others, such as food-handling, pharmaceutical, aerospace, and certain nuclear applications, w380 require extremely high levels of cleanness, including removal of all detectable residual chemical films and contaminants that are invisible to ordinary inspection methods. Citric acid is a less hazardous method and has environmental benefits in terms of ‘NOx’ fume emission and waste acid disposal.

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It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Range C Time mins. It therefore in no way precludes the necessity for careful planning and judgment in the selection and implementation of such procedures. Although they apply primarily to materials in the composition ranges of the austenitic, ferritic, and martensitic stainless steels, the practices described may also be useful for cleaning other metals if due consideration is given to corrosion and possible asmt effects.

Nitric acid alone can be used to remove light surface iron contamination after which the acid facilitates the passivation of the cleaned steel surface.

In addition, this standard also includes citric acid treatments. Unless otherwise specified, it is this definition of passivation that is taken as the meaning of a specified requirement for passivation.

In order to avoid ambiguity in the setting of requirements, it may be necessary for the purchaser to define precisely the intended meaning of passivation.

Citric acid treatments can also be considered as an alternative to nitric acid as both provide the oxidising conditions necessary for passivation. In the case of classes C3 and C4, a two step process is defined, with a clean water rinse between the two steps, shown in the table below. Unlike ASTM A, the standard does not require specific solutions for particular stainless steel grades or types, although 3 specific treatments are identified.

The standard also allows any combination of citric acid concentration, temperature and time, provided that the passivation test criteria can be met.

This process is described in a general way in 6.

The treatments are then defined by the process classes. For certain exceptional applications, additional requirements which are not covered by this practice may be specified upon agreement between the manufacturer and the purchaser. Related Links Suppliers of Passivating Products.

Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. Parts treated however must pass specific tests to confirm the effectiveness of the passivation, although in practice the tests are for the detection of the effects of residual iron contamination on the surface of the parts. In some cases, no more than degreasing or removal of gross contamination is necessary.

Passivation treatments are sometimes specified, but it is important to consider whether this is strictly necessary or not. For more specific safety precautions see 7. It was at one time considered that an oxidizing treatment was necessary to establish this passive film, but it is now accepted that this film will form spontaneously in an oxygen-containing environment providing that the surface has been thoroughly cleaned or descaled.

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999 steels cannot be passivated unless the steel surface is clean and free from contamination and scale from welding operations. Astj of stainless steels Introduction Stainless steels are designed to naturally self-passivate whenever a clean surface is exposed to an environment that can provide enough oxygen to form the chromium rich zstm surface layer, on which the corrosion resistance of these alloys depends.

On the other hand, some of the practices may be applicable for these purposes. Stainless steels are designed to naturally self-passivate whenever a clean surface is exposed to an environment that can provide enough oxygen to form the chromium rich oxide surface layer, on which the corrosion resistance of these alloys depends.

Some of the various meanings associated with the term passivation that are in common usage include the following: Such chemical treatment is generally not necessary for the formation of the passive film. Citric acid passivation as an alternative to nitric acid treatments A830 acid treatments can also be considered as an alternative to nitric acid as both provide the oxidising conditions necessary for passivation.

These recommendations are presented as procedures for guidance when it is recognized that for a particular service it is a30 to remove surface contaminants that may impair the normal corrosion resistance, or result in the later contamination of the particular stainless steel grade, or cause product contamination.

This standard aastm both nitric and citric acid treatments. The degree of cleanness required on a surface depends on the application. Office and Postal Address: Visual inspection is suitable for the detection of gross contamination, scale, rust, and particulates, but may not reveal the presence of thin films of oil or residual chemical films. Process Class Stainless Steel Types C1 or C2 Austenitics, austenitic precipitation hardening and duplex C3 High chromium martensitics C4 Ferritics, martensitics and sstm precipitation hardening.