ASTM B is the most widely adopted standard for salt spray testing. This standard is issued under the fixed designation B; the number 2 For referenced ASTM standards, visit the ASTM website, , or. Anybody could tell me what’s ” ASTM B [link by ed. to spec at TechStreet] SALT SPRAY TESTING” for zinc coating? What’s the specification for testing?.

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Testing cabinets are manufactured according to the specified requirements here. Practitioners applying the ASTM B noorma standard are responsible for checking they are using the most appropriate version for their application.

What is typical acceptance criteria for salt spray testing. Chamber volumes vary from supplier to supplier. Dear Brian and Davey, Thank you very much for your answers.

Salt spray test – Wikipedia

ISO standards by standard number. Requirements are agreed between customer and manufacturer.

First of three simultaneous responses — A. These acidified test solutions generally have a pH of 3. Cyclic corrosion testing is better suited to this. We did tests of our products under ISO Different coatings have different behavior in salt spray test and consequently, test duration will differ from one type of coating to another.

Test specimens are placed in an enclosed chamber and exposed to a continuous indirect spray of salt water solution also referred to as fog or mist which falls-out on to the specimens at a rate of 1.


For this reason the salt spray test is most often deployed in a quality audit role, where, for example, it can be used to check the effectiveness of a production process, such as the surface coating of a metallic part.

Test specimens are placed in an enclosed chamber, and exposed to a changing climate that comprises the following 3 part repeating cycle. Its use is internationally widespread and its provisions have been frequently re-written into the national standards of other countries, and also appear in other industry specific corrosion test standards.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Hi,everyone, I am Sandythe inquirer for the astn question. Options include the following:.

So I will start with benchmark with these two standards. Is there any visual aids on-line? But which, is any, accelerated test is appropriate depends on what the finish is, and what you hope to test against. It’s not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages.

The principle application of the salt spray test is therefore enabling quick comparisons to be made between actual and expected corrosion resistance. Such tests are commonly referred to as modified salt spray tests. This is followed by 2. This test can be used to test the relative resistance to corrosion of coated or uncoated aluminium alloys and other metals, norrma exposed to a changing climate of acidified synthetic seawater spray, followed by a high humidity, both at an elevated temperature.

Prior to the appearance of white rust the approximate test duration should be c. Normz spray is set to fall-out on to the specimens at a rate of 1.


This test can be used to test the relative resistance to corrosion paints on steelwhen exposed to a changing climate of dilute salt spray at ambient temperature, followed by air drying at and elevated temperature. The appearance of corrosion products rust or other oxides is evaluated after a pre-determined period of time. But regardless of what you think or I think, tests don’t have any merit if they include uncontrolled variables.

This produces a corrosive environment of dense salt water fog also referred to as a mist or spray in the chamber, so that test samples exposed to this environment are subjected to severely corrosive conditions. Ten pages is a lot to try to fit into a paragraph answer, so the best I can do for you is urge you to buy the document from ASTM, who can be ast on the web at www.

Can you explain ASTM B 117-90 salt spray (fog) testing?

This is followed by 1. What do you want asrm test? I’ll really appreciate your help This page was last edited on 29 Octoberat August 27, Hi Sunil. What it does NOT tell how long any part should last in salt spray, nor does is tell what is considered a passing test.

Hot-dip galvanizing produces zinc carbonates when exposed to a natural environment, thus protecting the coating metal and reducing the corrosion rate. Salt spray testing is an accelerated corrosion test that produces a corrosive attack to coated samples in order to evaluate mostly comparatively the suitability of the coating for use as a protective finish.