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What is Kesternich test? What lab can run Kesternich Test?

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RFQ: I'm looking for a source for Kesternich testing per DIN 50018 [link is to spec at TechStreet]. Does anybody have a reliable lab they can refer me to?

Christa Shirey
- Sylvania, Ohio
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A. Hey Christa,

Kesternich: German scientist who developed the Kesternich Cabinet and test method used for acid rain simulation (DIN 50018 [link is to spec at TechStreet]).

U.S. INTEC, Inc. tests their Roofing and Building Fasteners using the Kesternich test. Talk to the tech people at U.S. INTEC, Inc. Port Arthur, Texas.

Hope this helps,

Fred Mueller, CEF
- Royersford, Pennsylvania


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A. Christa Shirley, for Kesternich testing contact SGS U.S.Testing Co., Fairfield, NJ

John D. Dooley
fasteners - Long Beach, California



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Q. I am working in corrosion testing of Mullite coatings. I wanted to know what is Kesternich test and who can do some testing of my sample.

Soobhankar Pati
Boston University - Boston, Massachusetts
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A. Hello Soobhankar.
Kesternich testing is a common name for sulfur dioxide testing. There are several test methods available. DIN 50018 [link is to spec at TechStreet], ISO 3231 [link is to spec at TechStreet], and ASTM G87 [link is to spec at TechStreet] are some of the more common methods.

Christa Lammers
-Sylvania, Ohio, USA
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