6 Further information is available in ISo or ASTM B . [7] ASTM B Standard Specification for Passivation of Stainless Steels Using. Astm b – 00 Passivation Of Stainless Steels Using – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Designation: B − 02 (Reapproved ) ´1 Standard Specification for Passivation of Stainless Steels Using Electropolishing.

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Standard ASTM B applies to pre-electropolishing cleaning and post-electropolishing coating such as a dip and rinse process.

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For a metal finisher to meet these standards for stainless steel passivation, they must adhere to specific protocols and ensure a particular quality of work. Post-coating procedures such as post dip and final rinsing shall be performed asstm well.

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This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. This type of stainless steel passivation includesand series alloys and is superior to standard chemical passivation. It is informational only wstm not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. If you are an engineer working on a drawing just add the following note to your product “passivation per ASTM B” and we will know what to do.

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.

It covers both the passivation of stainless steel and the precipitation via electropolishing. Electropolishing standards are used by a wide variety of industries.


It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Classic Electropolishing adheres to the following additional standards: According to the ASTM, the electropolisher must include post-coating procedures as part of the process, as well as performance testing by means such as a salt spray test, a humidity test or a copper sulfate test.

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Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are qstm within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. Classic Electropolishing provides passivation services adhering to ASTM B, passivation using electropolishing for stainless steel series, stainless steel V, stainless steel and stainless steel series.

Surface passivation occurs simultaneously with electropolishing under proper operating conditions.

We do not have any trade shows on our calendar presently, we will update our calendar soon. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard. They allow us to do our job better and not worry about the finish” – Modern Grinding. The performance of the specimens during passivation shall atsm evaluated by one or more of the following procedures: The quality of passivation will depend on the type of stainless steel, the formulation of the electropolishing solution, and the conditions of operation.

This specification does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use.

Customer Quotes “We have never had an issue with Classic Electropolishing. FebAnaheim, CA. The ASTM B electropolishing specification outlines the electropolishing process for stainless steel alloys. Surface smoothing obtained by electropolishing will also improve corrosion resistance.


Basis materials shall be free of clearly visible defects, and if necessary, shall undergo preparatory cleaning procedures prior to electropolishing.

What Does This Mean? These factors and others determine eligibility for meeting this specification. Electropolishing and Passivation Standards.

Website by Dan Voell. This specification covers the passivation by electropolishing of stainless steel alloys in the, and series, as well as precipitation-hardened alloys.

ASTM B Passivation Using Electropolishing

Some industries classify the process using standards outside of ASTM. By maintaining tight control of our processing parameters, we are able to continue to meet the rigid guidelines of the ASTM, providing our clients not only with superior results in a timely fashion, but also peace of mind that their work is in good hands. Because Able Electropolishing adheres to the ASTM B electropolishing guidelines for stainless steel passivation, our clients know what quality of work to expect when we process various types of stainless steels.

At Classic Electropolishing quality finishing and polishing is paramount, both to us and to our customers. Free iron on the surface of the stainless steel is removed resulting in improved corrosion resistance. May 15 — 16, Boston, MA. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

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