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set of copper aluminum & stainless steel ASTM D8485 test specimens

ASTM D8485 Test Specimen Set

Test specimen sets & assemblies used in ASTM D8485 (Corrosion Test for Electrical Vehicle Coolants in Glassware). This test is used to measure the effect of coolants on metal test specimens that are similar to the metals present in electrical vehicle (EV) engines. Note that ASTM D8485 is very similar to ASTM D1384, but uses a different number of specimens and different assembly hardware.


ASTM D8485 test specimens are 1 x 2 x 1/16 inches and have a 17/64-inch center hole.  These specimens are prepared in the same way as ASTM D1384 test specimens. The standard ASTM D8485 test specimen set includes:


  • Stainless steel (UNS 30400, Grade 304) specimen
  • Aluminum (UNS A93003, 3003)  specimen
  • Copper (UNS C110000, C110) specimen


Each test specimen is batch traceable to the original material. These test specimens are also available individually. Metaspec provides the test specimen accessories or hardware (legs, bolt, nut, spacers) used in ASTM D8485 specimen assemblies. These accessories can be ordered together with specimen sets or separately, as needed.

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