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Salt water dip test for rusting





June 2, 2010

Q. I need to testing for box pin rusting, How can I validate this with respect to any standard like ISO, ATMS, MIL, etc

Please give your input for validation method (like Salt water dip test, salt powder, etc.) with respect to standard.

Purushothaman Purushothaman
employee in HCl - Ambattur, Tamil Nadu & India



June , 2010

A. Hi, Purushothaman. The single most common way to test is probably ASTM B117 [affil. link] . But if you have no salt fog test equipment, the easiest and least expensive standardized test to implement may be the CAMRI test described in www.zinc-diecasting.info/zdc-PDF/SurfaceFinishes.pdf

Luck and Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
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