ASTM C876-91 PDF

1 This test method is under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee G01 on Last previous edition approved in as C–91(), which. ASTM C Test Method for Half-Cell Potentials of Uncoated Reinforcing Steel in Concrete. The ASTM standard C [3] provides general guidelines for the . ASTM C 91() “Standard Test Method for Half-Cell Potentials of.

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This enable the inspector to immediately mark on the concrete surface the areas of concern and to later down load the data for printing in a report.

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Referenced Documents purchase separately The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard. Concrete is a porous material and the ingress of water, oxygen, and aggressive ions, such as chlorides, can cause the passive layer on reinforced steel to break down. The results showed that reinforced concrete containing sugar cane bagasse ash has the lowest corrosion rates in comparison to reinforced concrete without the additive.

For the latest corrosion mapping system from Proceq please take wstm look at the Profometer Corrosion. XY-grid settings must be equal. The basic configuration of the electrical circuit is shown in Fig.

Data collection and processing of test results comply with major industry standards:.

Additives, such as fly ash, microsilica, rice husk ash, and cane sugar bagasse ash, have a size breakdown that allows the reduction of concrete pore size and, consequently, may reduce the corrosion process.

Concrete surfaces that are coated or treated with sealers may not provide an acceptable electrical circuit. Corrosion of reinforced asmt has two principal problems that affect the service life of concrete reinforced structures [2].

Sydney e This email address is being protected from spambots. Concrete cover in excess of 3 in. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Once the alkaline environment is destroyed, the protective layer of oxide on the steel surface is destroyed and corrosion may start.


Degradation of concrete structures by corrosion processes is a serious problem and has major economic implications [3]. Concrete surface in building interiors and desert environments lose sufficient moisture so that the concrete resistivity becomes so high that special testing techniques not covered in this test method may be required see 5. Firstly, accurate field corrosion potential measurements aid in detecting corrosion in rebars. The program generates a potential map, a relative frequency and a cumulative frequency diagram and provides a chipping graph.

This early detection can be a key in preventing an unanticipated structural failure. It is often necessary to use other data such as chloride contents, depth of carbonation, delamination survey findings, rate of corrosion results, and environmental exposure conditions, in addition to corrosion potential measurements, to formulate conclusions concerning corrosion activity of embedded steel and its probable effect on the service life of a structure.

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. RS interface, USB with adapter. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

Readings are collected at a predetermined spacings automatically and stored. Selectable grid with metric or imperial units. This statistical presentation is the basis for an efficient interpretation of the half-cell potentials by the corrosion engineer.

Carbon dioxide can cause corrosion primarily by reducing the pH of the concrete. Comments about specific points on the concrete structure can be placed directly in the potential map.

However, the passive layer does not provide a perfect and permanent barrier in aggressive environments containing initiators of corrosion primarily aggressive ions like sulphates and chlorides, humidity, carbon dioxide, and oxygen [4]. In service conditions, the concrete covering the steel bars gives physical and chemical protection to the reinforcement.


A potential field can be measured on qstm concrete surface by the use of an electrode, known as a half-cell, and a high-impedance voltmeter.

These factors, together with inadequate construction practices in difficult environmental conditions, lead to corrosion of the reinforcing steel. If required, objects can be rotated and mirrored. Reinforced concrete structures are exposed to. Lecture Slides Our Products: Perth Head Office e This email address is being protected from spambots. Corrosion of steel in concrete is an electrochemical process.

The concrete cover provides an alkaline environment surrounding the steel, resulting in the formation of an oxide layer, called a passive film, which protects the steel from corrosion.

Separately measured objects can be merged to a complete potential map. This is the result of the interaction between chemical xstm biological agents [1]. Brisbane e This email address is being protected from spambots.

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Single files can be opened and processed separately. Introduction Corrosion is the loss of material and occurs when metals are exposed to the environment.

Based on the user defined threshold potentials that represent certain conditions of the structure, up to four characteristic potential intervals can be chosen. All graphics can be exported as bmp-files into external software for the generation of reports. It enables the identification of concrete corrosion before it becomes visible and has caused damage.

Up to measurement values are displayed at a time in easy-to read grey-scale and a menu-driven approach facilitates simple operation using just nine keys. Link to Active This link will always route to the current Active version of the standard.