The salt spray (or salt fog) test is a standardized and popular corrosion test method, used to ASTM B was the first internationally recognized salt spray standard, originally published in Other important relevant standards are. Designation: B – 07a Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus1 This standard is issued under the?xed designation B. ASTM B Testing, also known as a Standard Practice for Operating Salt ASTM B Testing requires controls over many operational parameters such as: .

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Salt spray test

Operations shall be so scheduled that these interruptions are held to a minimum. The salt spray or salt fog test is a standardized and popular corrosion test method, used to check corrosion resistance of materials and surface coatings. This spray is set to fall-out on to the specimens at a rate of 1.

If the salt used is of lower purity, then test for halides. Current edition approved Dec. Construction of a plastic nozzle, such as is furnished by several suppliers, is shown in Fig. The salt used shall be sodium chloride with not more than 0. NOTE 3—Temperature affects the pH of a salt solution astmm from water saturated with carbon dioxide at room temperature and pH adjustment may be made by the following three methods: All necessary material for determining corrosiovity test panels, chemicals and other accessories you can buy in our webshop.

Test solution tank L. After cleaning, weigh each panel on an qstm balance to the nearest 1. When the pH of the salt solution is adjusted to 6.


Nozzles may be located at the ceiling, or 0. NOTE 1—Should it be desirable to cut test specimens from parts or from preplated, painted, or otherwise coated steel sheet, the cut edges shall be protected by coating them with paint, wax, tape, or other effective media so that the development of a galvanic effect between such edges and the adjacent plated or otherwise coated metal surfaces, is prevented.


This test is also referred to as an ASS test. All necessary material for determining corrosiovity test panels, chemicals and g117-07a accessories you can buy in our webshop. If you feel that your comments have not received a fair hearing you should make your views known to the ASTM Committee on Standards, at the address shown below.

The pH of the b117-07 solution shall be 6. There is a general historical consensus that larger chambers can provide a more homogeneous testing environment. The exposed end of the vent pipe should be shielded from extreme air currents that may cause?

NOTE 13—If any of the atomized salt solution which has not contacted the test specimens is returned to the reservoir, it is advisable to record the concentration or speci? The first prerequisite for your test chamber to operate properly is that it is regularly serviced and well maintained.

Is VLM only a distributor of corrosion test chambers? 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. 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 1. The chamber has the following features: This acceleration arises through the use of chemically altered salt spray solutions, often combined with other test climates and in most cases, the relatively rapid cycling of these test climates over time.

These standards describe the necessary information to carry out this test; testing parameters such as temperature, air pressure of the sprayed solution, preparation of the spraying solution, concentration, pHetc.


The test duration is variable. It is also useful for correlating the corrosive conditions among different cabinets.

ASTM G85 is the most popular global test standard covering modified salt spray tests. Asm log in, in order to get access to prices, ordering and inquiry functions. Painted surfaces with an underlying hot-dip galvanized coating can be tested according to this method. Evaluation of Results The salt spray test has little application in predicting how materials or surface coatings will resist b117-077a in the real-world, because it does not create, replicate or accelerate real-world corrosive conditions.

ASTM B – 07a Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus

This standard is subject to revision at any time by the responsible technical committee and must be reviewed every? This is followed by 3. NOTE 7—If the tower is run outside of these suggested asfm and pressure ranges to acheive proper collection rates as described in Period of Exposure In the automotive industry requirements are specified under material specifications. This may be done monthly or more frequently to ensure consistent operation over time.

Test specimens are placed in an enclosed chamber, and b117-7a to a changing climate that comprises the following 3 part repeating cycle. In contrast to the full plastic construction, the VLM test rooms consist of a combination of recyclable plastics and metal e.

ASTM G85 annex A1 — Acetic Acid Salt Spray Test non-cyclic This test can be used to determine the relative resistance to corrosion of decorative chromium plating on steel and zinc based die casting when exposed to an acetic acid salt spray climate astj an elevated temperature.