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.