When distress of a structure is evident, it is important to determine the nature of the degradation to select the best restoration strategy. This standard practice provides testing procedures and investigative techniques for the evaluation of masonry-clad steel frame buildings. The investigation and evaluation techniques described in this standard focus on degradation resulting from corrosion of the steel frame.
This standard provides the investigator, corrosion specialist, engineer, or owner a framework for evaluating the corrosion condition of a steel frame building beyond simple visual inspection and basic sounding techniques. Evaluation techniques that identify general and localized corrosion of masonry-clad steel frame buildings are provided.
This standard is intended for use by corrosion specialists, historic architects, structural engineers, and exterior building envelope consultants involved with evaluating corrosion of steel frame buildings and the subsequent effect on the masonry cladding. It also may be useful to owners of historic buildings whose service life may be affected by steel frame corrosion.
New NACE TEST METHOD! The purpose of this NACE International standard test method is to specify test methods and test conditions used to evaluate thermal properties, insulation values, and performance/integrity before and after thermal aging of insulative coatings. Testing for corrosion resistance is not included in this test method.
This technical report applies to water-using cooling and heating systems in buildings. It provides information for minimizing system damage and operational interference because of corrosion, scale, fouling, and microbiological growth in building heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. This includes open and closed circulating water systems, low-pressure steam boilers and hot water “boilers.” The document also addresses thermal energy storage systems, but does not address potable water or fire protection systems. It is intended for use by building owners and engineering, maintenance, and operations management personnel. It is also intended for use by those involved in the design and construction of building HVAC systems so that corrosion, scale, fouling, and microbiological growth problems described above can be understood, anticipated, and minimized through appropriate design decisions.