Passivation Standards

To ensure the effectiveness and reliability of passivation treatments, various standards and specifications have been established. These standards provide guidelines for the passivation process, testing methods, and acceptance criteria.

ASME BPE Appendix E Passivation Procedure Qualification
ASTM A380 Standard Practice for Cleaning, Descaling, and Passivation of Stainless Steel Parts, Equipment, and Systems
ASTM A967 Standard Specification for Chemical Passivation Treatments for Stainless Steel Parts
ASTM B600 Standard Specification for Descaling and Cleaning Titanium and Titanium Alloy Surfaces
ASTM B912 Standard Specification for Passivation of Stainless Steel Using Electropolishing
ASTM F86 Standard Practice for Surface Preparation & Marking of Metallic Surgical Implants
ISO 8074 Aerospace – Surface Treatment of Austenitic Stainless Steel Parts
ISO 8075 Aerospace – Surface Treatment of Hardenable Stainless Steel Parts
ISO 15730 Metallic and Other Inorganic Coatings – Electropolishing as a Means of Smoothing and Passivating Stainless Steel
MIL-STD-753C Corrosion Resistant Steel Parts – Sampling, Inspection and Testing for Surface Passivation
QQ-P-35C Federal Specification: Passivation Treatments for Corrosion-Resistant Steel (replaced by ASTM A967)
SAE AMS2700 Passivation of Corrosion Resistant Steels

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