ASTM STANDARDS TO PREVENT CORROSION PREVAIL IN A DYNAMIC BUSINESS AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

Corrosion cost the U.S. $300 billion in 1995. When roads and foundations collapse, corrosion is often the cause. It is also the main threat to America's aging infrastructure, sabotaging underground pipelines, parking garages, bridges, railroads, and water distribution systems. Corrosion also plagues American industry. In every sector where corrosion is imminent, there is a potential threat to public health and safety. The ASTM Committee G-1 on Corrosion of Metals has been quite successful in providing standards that aid industry in fighting corrosion. Recently, the Committee has placed more emphasis on industry-specific standards. To meet this demand, the Committee is considering realigning itself to better meet the needs of various industry sectors and has increased collaboration with other groups. This article takes a look at these partnerships and ways in which established ASTM corrosion standards are beneficial to the chemical, automotive, and marine/offshore industries in light of new business trends and environmentally friendly products with a look toward the 21st century.

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    American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

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  • Authors:
    • Greenwood, C
  • Publication Date: 2000-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00792553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 8 2000 12:00AM