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1985 Edition, April 26, 1985

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Standard Method of SALT SPRAY (FOG) TESTING

Includes all amendments and changes through Change/Amendment , April 26, 1985

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1985 Edition, April 26, 1985
  • Published Date: April 26, 1985
  • Status: Historical
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 12
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

Description / Abstract:

This method sets forth the conditions required in salt spray (fog) testing for specification purposes. Suitable apparatus which may be used to obtain these conditions is described in Appendix X l. The method does not prescribe the type of test specimen or exposure periods to be used for a specific product, nor the interpretation to be given to the results. It should be noted that there is seldom a direct relation between salt spray (fog) resistance and resistance to corrosion in other media, because the chemistry of the reactions, including the formation of films and their protective value, frequently varies greatly with the precise conditions encountered. Comments on the use of the test in research will be found in Appendix X2.

NOTE 1 - This method is applicable to salt spray (fog) testing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and is also used to test inorganic and organic coatings, etc., especially where such tests are the basis for material or product specifications.

The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The inch-pound units in parentheses are provided for information.

This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all (If the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of whoever uses this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.