ASTM-F945 Standard Test Method for Stress-Corrosion of Titanium Alloys by Aircraft Engine Cleaning Materials

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Standard Test Method for Stress-Corrosion of Titanium Alloys by Aircraft Engine Cleaning Materials




1.1 This test method establishes a test procedure for determining the propensity of aircraft turbine engine cleaning and maintenance materials for causing stress corrosion cracking of titanium alloy parts.

1.2 The evaluation is conducted on representative titanium alloys by determining the effect of contact with cleaning and maintenance materials on tendency of prestressed titanium alloys to crack when subsequently heated to elevated temperatures.

1.3 Test conditions are based upon manufacturer's maximum recommended operating solution concentration.

1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statements, see 5.3 and 5.6.

1.6 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Significance and Use

3.1 Because of the tendency of prestressed titanium alloy parts to crack if heated while in contact with certain chemical reagents, it is necessary to ensure that cleaning and maintenance materials will not initiate stress corrosion of titanium alloys under controlled conditions. For test specimens, two common titanium alloys are selected, one that is very susceptible (AMS 4916) and one that is not very susceptible (AMS 4911) to stress corrosion cracking.


controlled temperature conditions; engine cleaners; maximum operating concentration; metallographic inspection; prestressed titanium alloys; stress-corrosion cracking (SCC);; ICS Number Code 49.025.30 (Titanium)

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15.03 (Space Simulation; Aerospace and Aircraft; Composite Materials)

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49.025.30 (Titanium)

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FSC Standardization Area MFFP (Metal Finishes and Finishing Processes and Procedures)

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2012 R19 EDITION



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Publication Date

June 11, 2019

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

5 pages

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