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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ISO gives the guidelines for proper measurement of corrosion resistance for hot-dip galvanized specimens. Please note The test standard 92227 are for general guidance only.

In this context they can be considered to be equivalent and interchangeable terms. Website design by Peter Bourne Communications. Testing periods range from a few hours e. 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.

ASTM does not address this issue, but ISO does not recommend it and if it is to be done, advocates a thorough cleaning. You will then need to talk to your customer about the possibility of using one specification in lieu of the other. The longer the accelerated corrosion test, the longer the process remains out of control, and larger is the loss in the form of non-conforming batches. This test can be used to test the relative resistance to corrosion of aluminium alloys when exposed to a changing climate of acetic acid salt spray, followed by air drying, followed by high humidity, all at an elevated temperature.


The neutral salt spray NSS test particularly applies to – metals and their alloys, – metallic coatings anodic and cathodic- 99227 coatings, – anodic oxide coatings, and – organic coatings on metallic materials. This acceleration arises nss 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.

I am needing to know if a gradual table of corrosion in assay exists of Salt Spray, if this table exists and if anyone would be able to post it, I will be thankful.

Corrosion tests and standards: Life cycle A standard is reviewed every 5 years 00 Preliminary.

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.

This produces a corrosive environment of dense salt water 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.

ISO – Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres — Salt spray tests

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. You need to upgrade your browser You are using Internet Explorer 8 This is considered an out of date browser. Test specimens are placed in an enclosed chamber, and exposed to a changing climate that comprises the following 2 part repeating cycle.

If there is a minimum volume required by a particular salt spray test standard, this will be clearly stated and should be complied with.

This test can be used to test the relative resistance to corrosion of coated and uncoated metallic specimens, when exposed to a salt spray climate at an elevated temperature. Hi David, There are several differences between the two specifications, including salt concentration range, salt analysis, water quality, angle of inclination of test panels, corrosivity requirements, I think the temperature is about the only thing that has been standardised.


This climate is maintained under constant steady state conditions.

This test is also referred to as an ASS test. The salt spray test is one of the most widespread and long established corrosion tests. There is a general historical consensus that larger chambers can provide a more homogeneous testing environment. That’s the only way to know for sure.

Test specimens are placed in an enclosed chamber, and exposed to a changing climate that comprises the following 3 part repeating cycle. Variations to the salt spray test solutions depend upon the materials to be tested.

Salt spray tests in accordance with DIN EN ISO NSS / AASS / CASS | IGOS, Solingen

Hot-dip galvanizing produces zinc carbonates when exposed to a natural environment, thus protecting the coating metal and reducing the corrosion rate. ASTM B was the first internationally recognized salt spray standard, originally published in All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author’s employer. What is major difference between ISO [link by ed. For example, a typical electroplated zinc and yellow passivated steel part lasts 96 hours in salt spray test without white rust.

The most appropriate test cycle and spray solutions are to be agreed between nws. 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. The test duration is variable. But benchmarking performance is something altogether different. I’ll really appreciate your help