Stress Corrosion Cracking Test Equipment for Stress-Corrosion Cracking of 2XXX and 7XXX Aluminum Alloy

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Caltech Engineering Services, Mumbai India offers Stress Corrosion Cracking Test Equipment for aluminum alloys as per ASTM G47 Method. This test method G47 covers a uniform procedure for characterizing the resistance to stress-corrosion cracking (SCC) of high-strength aluminum alloy wrought products for the guidance of those who perform stress-corrosion tests.

ASTM G47 test method is suitable for those who prepare stress-corrosion specifications, and for materials engineers especially when material is stressed in the short-transverse direction relative to the grain structure. Test period is 40 days. The test requires alternate immersion test utilizes a 1-h cycle that includes a 10-min period in an aqueous solution of 3.5 % sodium chloride (NaCl) followed by a 50-min period out of the solution, during which the specimens are allowed to dry along with Tension Specimens Device—Stress tension specimens in “Constant Strain”-type fixtures, as in Fig. 3 of Practice G 49 i.e Stress Corrosion proof rings at ambient temperature. In this test method normally 3.5 % NaCl solution alternate immersion test provides a test environment for detecting materials that would be likely to be susceptible to SCC in natural outdoor environments, especially environments with marine influences. For determining actual serviceability of a material, other stress-corrosion tests should be performed in the intended service environment under conditions relating to the end use, including protective measures.

Although this test method is intended for certain alloy types and for testing products primarily in the short-transverse stressing direction, this method is useful for some other types of alloys and stressing directions.

G38 Practice for Making and Using C-Ring Stress-Corrosion Test Specimens

G44 Practice for Exposure of Metals and Alloys by Alternate Immersion in Neutral 3.5 % Sodium Chloride Solution

G49 Practice for Preparation and Use of Direct Tension Stress-Corrosion Test Specimens

G139 Test Method for Determining Stress-Corrosion Cracking Resistance of Heat-Treatable Aluminum Alloy Products Using Breaking Load Method