Talk:Oddy Test Protocols

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Follow this guideline for posting your Protocol


It isn’t necessary to include every section, but the more information you are able to include in each section, the easier it will be for users to evaluate between the various protocols.

For Oddy Tests Please include information under the following headings:

Name of Testing Location/ Institution/ Business/ Publication (Acronym) Protocol by First Last Name of Tester (optional)


Dates of Use: Month/YYYY to Month YYYY

  1. General Overview of Test Type
  2. There are generally four types of “Oddy” or accelerated corrosion tests being carried out for assessment of materials. These are the 3-in-1 test with the coupons inserted into a test tube stopper described in publications from the British Museum, a 3-in-1 test with coupons resting over the edge of a jar within a jar pulished by the Met, a 2018 protocol described by the Met on the AIC Wiki Oddy Test Protocols page, and a contact test in which coupons are partially in contact and partially not in contact with the tested material. It would be beneficial if you could identify which of these four protocols yours comes closest to.

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    1. Number steps

  4. Sample Preparation

  5. Metal Coupon Preparation

  6. Jar preparation and assembly

  7. Coupon Assessment

  8. Photographing/Documentation of Coupons

  9. Materials and Supplies including Suppliers
  • bullet point list of materials

  • Publications Protocol Is Based On
  • Note any variations from the publication (:indent where necessary)

    For Other Materials Tests, such as spot tests, microchemical tests, PAT test, or analytical tests such as GCMS please include the following:



    1. Material Preparation/ Sample Preparation

    2. Chemicals Used

    3. Testing Process

    4. How Results Assessed/ Analysis of Results

    5. Documentation

    6. Equipment

    7. Materials and Supplies including Suppliers