ASTM-B659 Standard Guide for Measuring Thickness of Metallic and Inorganic Coatings

ASTM-B659 - 1990 R21 EDITION - CURRENT -- See the following: ASTM-B554
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Standard Guide for Measuring Thickness of Metallic and Inorganic Coatings



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1.1 This guide outlines the methods for measuring the thickness of many metallic and inorganic coatings including electrodeposited, mechanically deposited, vacuum deposited, anodic oxide and chemical conversion coatings.

1.2 This guide is limited to tests considered in ASTM standards and does not cover certain tests that are employed for special applications.

1.3 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


Beta backscatter; Coatings-anodic; Coatings-anodic (on aluminum/aluminum alloys); Coatings-conversion; Coatings-inorganic; Coatings-mechanically deposited; Coatings-metallic; Coatings-vacuum deposited; Coating thickness; Coulometry-metallic materials; Destructive testing-coatings; Electrodeposited coatings; Electromagnetic (eddy current) testing; Inorganic coatings; Magnetic testing-coating thickness; Microscopic examination-metallic/inorganic coatings; Spectrometry-x-ray fluorescence (XRF); X-ray fluorescence (XRF); thickness of metallic/inorganic coatings, guide

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02.05 (Metallic and Inorganic Coatings; Metal Powders and Metal Powder Products)

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17.040.20 (Properties of surfaces)

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1990 R21 EDITION



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May 12, 2021

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