We also invite you to download our brochure to learn more about our Paint, Coating and Polymer testing services. ASTM B 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. What information will I need to provide to the laboratory? When you contact us , we will further guide you through this process.
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We also invite you to download our brochure to learn more about our Paint, Coating and Polymer testing services. ASTM B 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.
What information will I need to provide to the laboratory? When you contact us , we will further guide you through this process. What size sample should I use? Sample size varies a lot and depends on the application. It can go from tiny screws to large sub-assemblies e. You want to make sure you are testing a life-representative sample. The results you gain from salt spray testing will allow you to gauge how well your metal, surface or coating can resist corrosion.
Different metals and surfaces can exhibit differing amounts of resistance with respect to corrosion, and ASTM B testing will allow you to compare this. How long an exposure should I use? The exposure time varies considerably as a function of your product application.
However the longer your sample can stay in the cabinet without showing degradation signs, the more corrosion resistant it will be. As a reference, decorative parts such as the ones found in bathrooms will often get tested for an exposure between 24 and 96 hours. Structural galvanized components used outdoors will often get an exposure of , hours. ASTM D is often used to assess the rate of corrosion for steel painted samples. ASTM B was the first recognized test method worldwide and was published in It will be our pleasure to answer your questions and help you with your custom material testing requirements.
Want this as a site license? Scope 1. Corrosion performance is affected by many factors, however, including the procedure used to prepare the aluminum alloy for electroplating. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statements see Section 7 and Appendix X1.
Zincate formulas for plating on aluminum
The electroplates applied are usually chromium, nickel, copper, brass, silver, tin, lead, cadmium, zinc, gold, and combinations of these. Silver, tin, or gold is applied to electrical equipment to decrease contact resistance or to improve surface conductivity; brass, copper, nickel, or tin for assembly by soft soldering; chromium to reduce friction and obtain increased resistance to wear; zinc for threaded parts where organic lubricants are not permissible; tin or lead is frequently employed to reduce friction on bearing surfaces. Nickel plus chromium or copper plus nickel plus chromium is used in decorative applications. Nickel plus brass plus lacquer or copper plus nickel plus brass plus lacquer is also used for decorative finishes, sometimes with the brass oxidized and relieved in various ways. Scope 1.