Quality Summary

Aluminum and its alloys are divided into two broad classes, castings and wrought or mechanically worked products. The latter is subdivided into heat-treatable and non-heat-treatable alloys, and into various forms produced by mechanical working. The corrosion resistance of aluminum is dependent upon a protective oxide film. 

Corrosion Resistance of Aluminum

Aluminum and its alloys are divided into two broad classes, castings and wrought or mechanically worked products. The latter is subdivided into heat-treatable and non-heat-treatable alloys, and into various forms produced by mechanical working. The corrosion resistance of aluminum is dependent upon a protective oxide film. This film is stable in aqueous media when the pH is between about 4.0 and 8.5. The oxide film is naturally self-renewing and accidental abrasion or other mechanical damage of the surface film is rapidly repaired.

ADA Guidelines

The Department of Justice’s revised regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) were published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2010. These regulations adopted revised, enforceable accessibility standards called the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, "2010 Standards."