What is ASTM B117 salt spray test?

ASTM B117 is a salt spray test used to produce relative corrosion resistance information for specimens of metals and coated metals exposed in a standardized corrosive environment. Micom offers ASTM B117 accelerated corrosion testing as part of its surface finish and accelerated aging testing services.

Which material is used for salt spray testing?

Salt spray test conditions In a typical salt spray test, a standardized solution of 5% NaCl (sodium chloride) is used to create a highly corrosive atmosphere.

How do you do a salt spray test?

Salt spray tests are conducted in a closed testing chamber. A salt water solution is applied to a sample via a spray nozzle. This dense salt water fog is used to imitate a corrosive experiment. After a period of time, which is dependent on the corrosion resistance of a product, the appearance of oxides is evaluated.

Which coating is tested by salt spray test?

Hersite Protective Coatings uses salt spray testing in two ways as we develop and evaluate our HVAC-R and radiator coatings. Salt spray testing is used as a stand-alone corrosion resistance test and also as a component of ISO 12944-9 (previously known as ISO 20340).

How long does a salt spray test take?

Samples are placed in a closed chamber and exposed to a dense metal fog which simulates severely corrosive conditions. The tests typically last from 8 to 3,000 hours and employ a 5% sodium chloride solution with a pH between 6.5 and 7.2.

How do you test for corrosion resistance?

A primary testing method is Salt Spray testing, which as its name indicates, evaluates how resistant a part or material is to corrosion when exposed to a salt spray for extended periods of time. Effective Salt Spray testing must be performed in a controlled environment, such as a closed salt fog tank.

How long is a salt spray test?

Is code for salt spray test?

ASTM B117 salt fog or salt spray test is a very popular corrosion test designed to provide corrosion resistance information on metals and coated metals. The ASTM B117 test standard has also been approved for use by Department of Defense agencies.

What is a 1000 hour salt spray test?

A Salt Spray Test (aka Salt Fog test) is a standardized test method used to test the durability of protective coatings. So, for example, a ruspert coating that lasts for 1,000 hours in a severe environment is more durable than a black oxide coating that only lasts for 24 to 96 hours.

What are salt spray hours equivalent to in years?

My references indicate that approximately 100 hours salt spray is similar to one year outdoors based on OEM testing in the US.

What are the 3 types of corrosion?

As corrosion most often occurs in aqueous environments, we now explore the different types of degradation a metal can experience in such conditions:

  • Uniform Corrosion.
  • Pitting Corrosion.
  • Crevice Corrosion.
  • Intergranular Corrosion.
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC)
  • Galvanic Corrosion.
  • Conclusion.

How can you tell if concrete is corroded?

Measuring the chloride content in concrete cover (and at the rebar surface) is a classic method in corrosion investigation of concrete structures. Powder samples are obtained from different depths (usually 5 depths from exposed surface to rebar level), and chloride profile is developed.

How is salt spray used to test galvanized steel?

The salt-containing mist is sprayed on the coated surface continually without allowing for wet/dry cycling. The fact the continuous salt-spray fog does not allow for wet/dry cycling is critical to the performance of hot-dip galvanized steel because the zinc patina (zinc carbonate) is not able to form on the galvanized coating.

What kind of test is used for salt spray?

Salt spray testing to ASTM B117, Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog). Testing apparatus remains the standard method to assess a galvanized coating for corrosion control in some applications.

What is the salt spray test for zinc?

The salt spray test is the exposure of the surface coating to a fine mist containing 5% sodium chloride, for a given time, at room temperature. For galvanized steel, the spray test, ASTM B117, accelerates the wrong corrosion mechanism. The salt spray attacks the bare zinc.

Can a galvanized coating be tested for corrosion?

Testing apparatus remains the standard method to assess a galvanized coating for corrosion control in some applications. This is despite the fact that severe criticism of this method has been observed in literature for many years, particularly regarding the lack of correlation with service experiences and field applications.