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 & 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.
AA-0224 (AA-P 175)
Verification of the corrosion behaviour of surface coatings and of adhesive bonds.
It is a 7 day cyclic corrosion test (CCT) comprising of the following steps:
Monday: Start of the cycle 24 hours salt spray according to AA-0324.
Tuesday to Friday: 08.00 to 16.00 hrs condense water constant climate at 40°C according to AA-0213.
From 16.00 until 08.00 hrs regeneration at room temperature (opened chamber or ventilated chamber)
Saturday to Sunday: Regeneration at room temperature (opened chamber or ventilated chamber)