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There are three distinct test method in ISO the neutral salt spray (NSS), the acetic acid salt spray (AASS), and copper-accelerated acetic. ISO NSS. adv. auto technology banner. A discussion started in but continuing through Q. We have a customer, that we supply some zinc. The salt spray (or salt fog) test is a standardized and popular corrosion test method, used to Other important relevant standards are ISO, JIS Z and ASTM G The most common test for steel based materials is the Neutral Salt Spray test (often abbreviated to NSS) which reflects the fact that this type of test.

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That’s the only way to know for sure. Although popular in iwo industries, modified salt spray testing has in many cases been superseded by Cyclic corrosion testing CCT The type of environmental test chambers used for modified salt spray testing to ASTM G85 are generally similar to the chambers used for testing to ASTM Bbut will often have some additional features, such as an nsd climate cycling control system.

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Most commonly, the time taken for oxides to appear on the samples under test is compared to expectations, to determine whether the test is passed or failed. From beautiful Pine Beach New Jersey: Requirements are agreed between customer and manufacturer.

The salt spray methods are all suitable for checking that the quality of a metallic material, with or without corrosion protection, is maintained. The salt spray test has little application in predicting how materials or surface coatings will resist corrosion in the real-world, because it does not create, replicate or accelerate real-world corrosive conditions.

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ASTM B was the first internationally recognized salt spray standard, originally published in Toby Padfield – Troy, Michigan. 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.


Proof sent to secretariat or FDIS ballot initiated: Test specimens are placed in an enclosed chamber, and exposed to a changing climate that comprises the following 2 part repeating cycle.

Salt spray testing is popular because it is relatively inexpensive, quick, well standardized, and reasonably repeatable. Other test solutions have other chemicals added including acetic acid often abbreviated to ASS and acetic acid with copper chloride often abbreviated to CASS each one chosen for the evaluation of decorative coatings, such as electroplated copper-nickel-chromium, electroplated copper-nickel or anodized aluminum.

However, these testing standards neither provide information of testing periods for the coatings to be evaluated, nor the appearance of corrosion products in form of salts.

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The salt spray tests are particularly useful for detecting discontinuities, such as pores and other defects, in certain metallic, organic, anodic oxide and conversion coatings. What is major difference between ISO [link by ed. Different coatings have different behavior in salt spray test and consequently, test duration will differ from one type of coating to another.

The first climate cycle comprises a continuous indirect spray of neutral pH 6. It also describes the method employed to evaluate the corrosivity of the test cabinet environment. The most appropriate test cycle and spray solutions are to be agreed between parties. It has also been found suitable for testing anodic and organic coatings on aluminium. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This test can be used to test the relative resistance to corrosion of coated or uncoated aluminium alloys and other metals, when exposed to a changing climate of acidified synthetic seawater spray, followed by a high humidity, both at an elevated temperature. 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.

Contact Ascott for Further Information. This spray is set to fall-out on to the specimens at a rate of 1. Hi Sergio, ASTM B does not address corrosion behavior of test specimens, but describes the parameters for conducting a salt spray test. A requirement that a component ‘pass’ an accelerated corrosion test isn’t often meaningful until the finishing spec tells you what that means: But we haven’t supported older browsers like IE8.


Dear Brian and Davey, Thank you very much for your answers. Testing periods range from a few hours e. Test specimens are placed in an enclosed nsa, and exposed to 1 of 2 possible changing climate cycles.

Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres – Salt spray tests

This is followed by 0. Results are represented generally as testing hours in NSS without appearance of corrosion products e. Corrosion tests and standards: George Gorecki – Naperville, Illinois A.

ASTM G85 is an example of a test standard which contains several modified salt spray tests which are variations to the basic salt spray test. This is followed by 3.

The most common test for steel based materials is the Neutral Salt Spray test often abbreviated to NSS which reflects the fact that this type of test solution is prepared to a neutral pH of 6. Although there may be a weak correlation between the duration in salt spray test and the expected life of a coating in certain coatings such as hot dip galvanized steelthis test has gained worldwide popularity due to low cost and quick results.

The salt fog fall-out rate is verified by using a minimum of two 80cm 2 funnels per salt spray atomiser, each inserted into a measuring cylinder graduated in ml. This website has been developed with modern browsers in mind to allow it to display at its best in a wide variety of viewing situations – including mobile viewing. These acidified test solutions generally have a pH of 3.