The ASTM A passivation standard ensures high quality results for passivated stainless steel. Learn how Able Electropolishing meets these standards. 35A, AMS C, ASTM A and ASTM A standards. Passivation alone will not remove heavy adherent oxide films created from heat treatment. Delstar Metal Finishing offers passivation services that meet the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) A standards. The ASTM A standards.

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The standards of ASTM A provide specific details of the acceptable methods required for passivating stainless steel. These tests include the following practices: The tests the ASTM document considers valid are the following: Supplier Requirements Privacy Policy Links. Ken Vlach – Goleta, California. Indeed also my conclusion is that it is a9667 omission. You can guess the increase in the amount of testing involved.

The two standards are essentially equivalent. For the passivation of stainless steel components, the document for the passivation specification is known as ASTM A The chemical reactions of the passivating media on the surface of the stainless steel shall be stopped by rinsing of the stainless steel part, with or without a separate neutralization treatment.

Which is the right passivation spec? Feb 9a67, Anaheim, CA. In reading ASTM A and AMS it seems that there is quite a bit of overlap but with differences in the bath variables or verification requirements. December 19, Axtm. If the part passes the verification test, what differences in function can occur in the part’s use if differing acid baths are used?

ASTM A967 Passivation Standard

Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. These ASTM-approved tests may include: I was looking at this thread and had this question AMS [link by ed. Since you’re considering an AMS spec, I assume you have aerospace customers.


Precision Machining Technology Show. November 27, — this entry appended to this thread by editor in lieu of spawning a duplicative thread A.

The 3 consensus specifications used at this time, and that should be used for all specifications of passivation are:. This is actually an oversight of A that will be corrected in the next revision. Various organizations and groups present specifications for the processes involved in metal finishing treatments. The intent is to remove any foreign or undesirable traits atm improve the corrosion resistance of the stainless steel component. It includes recommendations and precautions for descaling, cleaning, and astk of stainless steel parts.

ASTM A Standard Passivation Treatment For Stainless Steel

It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. Chemical passivation removes free iron and other surface contaminants from stainless steel parts, improving corrosion resistance. October 23, A. But if it’s a medical instrument or implant, then you’re also going to have to show the appropriate tribute to an F standard.

If you’re having it done for you, the testing is someone else’s problem, so you might consider AMS A is a standard covering treatments to passivate stainless steel regardless of what it will be used for and then test methods to show that it was passivated. As far as the stainless steel passivation process itself, you’re pretty much always going to work your way back to A What is standard to you may not be standard to them.


It helps to guard against the elementary forces of the environment into which the component will function in. If so, how could I support that statement? Medical Device Silver Plating. Jan, Both standards are based heavily on the old QQ-P The approach involves several steps.

Lee Kremer has pointed out that A is not a Specification, only a Practice. He passed away May 14, 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.

Able Electropolishing provides metal passivation services asrm meet the ASTM A standards, as well as other finishing treatments that improve the corrosion resistance of stainless steel and various other alloys.

Both contain a carryover of QQ-PC with the addition of the more recently developed citric acid based process. One of the differences is in the definition of ‘a lot’ for testing purposes. From beautiful Pine Beach New Jersey: You should never ask for “standard passivation” on imports.

QQ-PB contained six nitric acid bath Types.

Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. Free iron denotes iron present on the surface of the parts, including but not limited to iron contamination, iron-tool marks, residual-iron salts from pickling solutions, iron dust, atmospheric exposure, iron deposits in welds, embedded iron, and iron oxide.

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