Corrosion Testing: Application and Use of Salt Fog, Humidity, Cyclic, and Gas Tests

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    *After the early bird period expires, registrations are subject to standard pricing.

    About the Course

    This virtual class will provide you with a practical working knowledge of various ASTM corrosion tests.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the course you will be able to:

    • Use the correct application and proper performance of the standards
    • Define terminology pertinent to the test
    • Interpret chemical and physical supporting knowledge
    • List ingredients and solutions used in order to test properly and safely
    • Operate the equipment (video demo for virtual classes)
    • Collect data properly and prepare reports
    • View on-going operator requirements and responsibilities
    • Utilize safety measures, methods, and procedures.

    Who Should Attend

    • Corrosion Technicians
    • Product Test Personnel
    • Laboratory Supervisors
    • Anyone who needs knowledge of ASTM corrosion tests
    Note: This course is NOT intended for senior technicians and laboratory supervisors with years of experience.

    Course Description

    Registration: 8 a.m. on 1st Day.
    Class: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. both days.
    Course Outline:

    • Purpose, Application, and History of the Test
    • Corrosion and Test Terminology
    • Chemical and Physical Background; and Supporting Knowledge
    • Ingredients and Solutions used for the Test (Water; Salt; Salt Solution; Air Supply; Gases)
    • Utilization of Ingredients (Methods and Procedures; Safety Measures; Humidification; Temperature; Fog; Test Pieces/Coupons/Samples; Condensate)
    • Equipment (Proper Operation; On-going Operator Requirements and Responsibilities; Safety; Comparison Samples; Standardized Corrosion Coupon; Calibration)
    • Analysis and Records (Proper Collection of Data; Evaluation and Interpretation of Results; Preparation of Reports)
    • Maintenance (Materials and Supplies; Equipment; Coupons/Test Pieces/Samples; Records; Preventative Maintenance)
    • Value of Testing (Cost of Savings; Supplies Control; Process or Product Quality Control; Product Development)
    Demonstrations will include:
    • Mixing solutions
    • Cleaning coupons and samples
    • Evaluation of results and samples
    • Use of salt fog type corrosion test equipment

    ASTM Standards Referenced

    This course references approximately 12 ASTM standards. Some of them include:

    ASTM Standards:

    • B117 Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus
    • D1193 Specification for Regent Water
    • D1654 Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Painted or Coated Specimens Subjected to Corrosive Environments
    • G85 Practice for Modified Salt Spray (Fog) Testing


    • How To Run a Salt Spray Test-by Raymund Singleton

    Fee Includes

    • Referenced documents
    • Course notes
    • Certificate Of Attendance
    • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    About the Instructor

    Raymund Singleton is CEO and owner of the Singleton Corp. of Cleveland, OH, which manufactures accelerated corrosion testing chambers and other environmental exposure equipment and systems. Also manufactured are "barrel type" metal finishing equipment and systems for electroplating, phosphating, black oxidizing, and metal cleaning.

    Singleton holds U.S. patents for both corrosion testing and metal finishing apparatus. In addition to giving presentations on these topics to various trade groups, he has written articles on corrosion testing and metal finishing which have been published in Metal Finishing and Products Finishing.

    He is a member of the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE International), the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) and of ASTM, where he is currently chair of ASTM's Section on Cabinet Corrosion Tests. Singleton obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Baldwin-Wallace University.

    About Sponsoring Committee

    ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. The 82-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards contains over 13,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. These standards are widely used throughout the world as the basis of purchasing and other contracts, codes, laws and regulations.

    ASTM Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals developed the standards used in this course. For more information on Committee G01, contact Krista Robbins or (610) 832-9689 or go to our G01 technical committee page.

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    How Learning Will Be Assessed

    Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.

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    Attendee Praise

    Praise from recent attendees of the course:

    "Great course, very helpful."

    "Very informative. An excellent crash course for someone like myself who is new to corrosion testing, chamber setup, and testing accuracy."

    "Instructors were very helpful and I feel I have learned a lot from them."

    "Attention to detail required when running corrosion tests. Very well covered."

    "This course was great."

    "I will recommend this course to my colleagues."

    "Ray Singleton was a great instructor, I enjoyed this very much ... I learned quite a bit and our organization will benefit from this information."

    "Incredibly useful course, taught me a lot about the instrument we have and things I need to pay attention to or change about how we run these tests."

    "The practical cases, showing the mistakes made by operators, (it) helped to learn from these mistakes."

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