ASTM-B920 Standard Practice for Porosity in Gold and Palladium Alloy Coatings on Metal Substrates by Vapors of Sodium Hypochlorite Solution

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Scope

1.1 This test practice covers equipment and methods for revealing the porosity of gold and palladium coatings, particularly electrodeposits and clad metals used on electrical contacts.

1.2 This test practice is suitable for coatings containing gold or 75 % by mass of palladium on substrates of copper, nickel, and their alloys, which are commonly used in electrical contacts.

1.3 A variety of full porosity testing methods is described in the literature.2,3 These porosity Test Methods are B735, B741, B798, B799, and B809. An ASTM Guide to the selection of porosity tests for electrodeposits and related metallic coatings is available as Guide B765.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, 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. For specific hazards, see Section 6.

Keywords

electrical contacts; gold coatings; gold platings; hypochlorite; palladium coatings; palladium platings; plated contacts; plating porosity; pore corrosion test; pore counting; porosity screen testing; porosity testing;; ICS Number Code 25.220.40 (Metallic coatings)

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02.04 (Nonferrous Metals--Nickel, Cobalt, Lead, Tin, Zinc, Cadmium, Precious, Reactive, Refractory Metals and Alloys; Materials for Thermostats, Electrical Heating and Resistance Contacts, and Connectors)

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Document Number

ASTM-B920-16

Revision Level

2016 EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

Revision

Publication Date

Oct. 15, 2016

Document Type

Practice

Page Count

4 pages

Committee Number

B02.11