ASTM D2649 Anodized Aluminum Test Panels

ASTM D2649 Anodized Aluminum Test Panels

Aluminum test panels used in ASTM D2649 (Corrosion Characteristics of Solid Film Lubricants). The test panels are made of 2024 aluminum, measure 3" x 6" x 0.020", and are anodized in accordance with ASTM D1730 Type C Method 2. Two panels (one coated with the test film lubricant) are assembled at a 90° angle inside an aluminum channel and are fixed in place for the duration of the test. Two more panels (both uncoated) are also assembled and included in the test as a check on the test panel condition.