This test method provides a standard method of determining the weight [mass] of coating for comparison with specification requirements. A coating of aluminum on iron or steel articles provides protection against corrosion by forming a relatively inert barrier. Specifications for aluminum-coated articles occasionally provide for different classes (weights) [masses] of coating so that the purchaser can select the coating weight [mass] most suited to his or her needs. The heavier coating will provide greater protection against mechanical damage which may break the coating.
KeywordsAluminum Coated - Aluminum Coatings - Aluminum-Coated Steel Sheets - Aluminum-Coated Steel Wires - Coating Test - Coating Weight - Mass, Volume, and Weight - Metallic Coating - Physical Test - Sheet, Strips, and Coils - Steel Sheets - Steel Wires - Wires, Wire Strands, and Wire Ropes
ICS CODE25.220.40 (Metallic coatings)
UNSPSC CODE31152206 (Coated steel wire)
ASTM A428 / A428M-10(2019), Standard Test Method for Weight [Mass] of Coating on Aluminum-Coated Iron or Steel Articles, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org