Corrosion Testing Standards

The test standard summaries are for general guidance only. Though believed to be accurate at the time of writing, this may change over time. So this information should not be used as a substitute for referring to a complete test standard, at an appropriate revision level.

Note: the terms salt spray, salt mist and salt fog are all in wide spread use within corrosion test standards. In this context they can be considered to be equivalent and interchangeable terms.

ASTM D5894

Cyclic Salt Fog/UV Exposure of Painted Metal

The ASTM D5894 test requires two different types of test apparatus; a fluorescent UV-condensation exposure chamber complying with the requirements of ASTM G53, and a salt fog/dry chamber complying with the requirements of ASTM G85 annex A5. Please see elsewhere in this document for details of ASTM G85 annex A5.

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