ASTM F519 Test Specimens
Steel test specimens used in ASTM F519 (Mechanical Hydrogen Embrittlement Evaluation of Plating / Coating Processes and Service Environments). Some plating and coating processes can cause embrittlement in steel; this test sets the acceptance criteria for these processes. ASTM F519 defines several kinds (types) of specimens, including notched round tension specimens, stress rings, notched c-rings, notched square bend specimens, and stressing bars. Check your product specification or project requirements to choose the best specimen type for your testing.