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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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. Test duration depends on the corrosion resistance of the coating; generally, the more corrosion resistant the coating is, the longer the period of testing before the appearance of oxides. 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.

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. Something totally different like zinc-alloy plating, organic coatings, etc. Testing periods range from a few hours e. The principle application of the salt spray test is therefore enabling quick comparisons to be made between actual and expected corrosion resistance.

Salt spray test

The second climate cycle comprises 0. 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. It’s not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. In either case, the exposure to salt spray may be salt water spray or synthetic sea water prepared in accordance with the requirements of the test standard.

They are not intended to be used for comparative testing as a means of ranking different materials relative to each other with respect to corrosion resistance or as means of predicting long-term corrosion resistance of the tested material. But benchmarking performance is something altogether different. These acidified test solutions generally have a pH of 3. These collectors are located inside the chamber, nominally at the same height as the test samples, one located close to the atomiser and one located away from the atomiser, in accordance with the positions specified in ASTM B, but also taking into account the chamber manufacturers defined work-space.


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Jss 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. Cyclic corrosion testing is better suited to this. Although popular in certain 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 automatic climate cycling control system.

Monday to Hss – I suggest that you send some parts out for testing according to the ISO standard to see if they meet the spec. Regards, Ted Mooney, P. Website design by Peter Bourne Communications. Any ISO standard is available for this Testing? Life cycle A standard is reviewed every 5 years 00 Preliminary.

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This test is also referred to as an ASS test. This produces a corrosive environment of dense salt 9272 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. 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.

Test specimens are placed in an enclosed chamber and exposed to a continuous indirect spray of salt water solution, prepared in accordance with the requirements of the test standard and acidified to pH 3.

So this information should not be used as a substitute for referring to a complete test standard, at an appropriate revision level. Painted surfaces with an underlying hot-dip galvanized coating can be tested according to this method. 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 at an elevated temperature.


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. This is followed by 3. Different coatings have different behavior in salt spray test and consequently, test duration will differ from one type of coating to another.

The salt spray test is one of the most widespread and long established corrosion tests. Retrieved from ” https: From beautiful Pine Beach New Jersey: A discussion started in but continuing through Q.

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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. Test specimens are placed in an enclosed chamber, and exposed to a changing climate that comprises the following 3 part repeating cycle. This climate is maintained under constant steady state conditions. Results are represented generally as testing hours in NSS without appearance of corrosion products e.

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Equivalence between ASTM B vs. ISO NSS

Such details are provided in the appropriate product specifications. This acceleration arises through the use of isl altered salt spray solutions, often combined with other test climates and in most cases, the relatively rapid cycling of these test climates over time.

Proof sent to secretariat or FDIS ballot initiated: 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 ixo aluminum.

ASTM G85 is the most popular global test standard covering modified salt spray tests. ASTM B was the first internationally recognized salt spray standard, originally published in Test specimens are placed in an enclosed chamber, and exposed to 1 of 2 possible changing climate cycles.