We are setting up a new analytical laboratory for plating operations. Where can I find procedures for the various tests that are required for maintaining the plating line? M. M.
There are a number of sources and information that are readily available. The first place for you to go is the companies that sell you your plating chemicals. Almost all of these companies will have available standard analytical procedures for testing of the various components in plating baths.
There are two reference books available that contain the information that you are looking for. They are Volumetric Analysis of Metal Finishing Solutions by Andrew McFadyen and Colorimetric Analysis of Metal Finishing & Metal Working Solutions and Effluents by Aubry Knowles. Both books are available ASM International, www.asm-intl.org.