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Significance and Use
5.1 Coil-coated metals are subjected to a wide range of environmental stresses. Corrosion at cut edges, damage points, and fabricated areas can occur and lead to premature failure. Proper preparation and rating of test panels produces meaningful test results that allows comparisons between metal substrates and their pretreatments as well as between coating systems.
5.2 Laboratory-prepared test panels give a relative comparison of the substrates and coating systems under test, but may not duplicate all of the stresses imposed on manufactured components. Validation of results on a manufactured product is recommended.
5.3 Laboratory accelerated corrosion testing is useful in evaluating relative performance of new and existing metal coatings, pretreatments, and paints. It is up to the participating parties to agree on the significance of these tests to actual use.
1.1 This guide has been written specifically for coil-coated metal building products.
1.2 This guide applies to preparation, testing, and rating of line-coated and laboratory-coated test panels for the purpose of comparing and ranking the panels for corrosion resistance and other related properties.
1.3 Testing may include accelerated laboratory corrosion tests and outdoor exposure tests.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
D610 Practice for Evaluating Degree of Rusting on Painted Steel Surfaces
D714 Test Method for Evaluating Degree of Blistering of Paints
D1735 Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Water Fog Apparatus
D2247 Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings in 100 % Relative Humidity
D4138 Practices for Measurement of Dry Film Thickness of Protective Coating Systems by Destructive, Cross-Sectioning Means
G7 Practice for Atmospheric Environmental Exposure Testing of Nonmetallic Materials
G85 Practice for Modified Salt Spray (Fog) Testing
G87 Practice for Conducting Moist SO2 Tests
G169 Guide for Application of Basic Statistical Methods to Weathering Tests
SAE StandardsJ2334 Laboratory Cyclic Corrosion Test
ICS Number Code 25.220.60 (Organic coatings); 91.080.10 (Metal structures)
ASTM D7893-13, Standard Guide for Corrosion Test Panel Preparation, Testing, and Rating of Coil-Coated Building Products, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top