SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1995

Cyclic Corrosion Tests in Japanese Industries


It has been generally agreed that the conventional salt spray test does not correlate nor simulate actual corrosion in service. Needs for a better test method instead of the salt spray test have risen also in Japan, and the various types of cyclic corrosion tests have been designed particularly in automotive and related companies. These tests are widely utilized because of better reproducibi1ity and acceleration.

To unify these test methods the Society of Automotive Engineers in Japan organized a technical committee. After 5 years of study JASO M 609 Standard for metallic and paint coatings on steel was published in 1991. Another standard for automotive parts was made in 1992. Both are basically the same cyclic corrosion test (CCT) which comprises 2 hours of salt spray, followed by 4 hours of dry and 2 hours of wet condition per cycle.

They have been also applied to other industrial fields. Some modified CCT combined with artificial light exposure have also been developed.

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Suga, S
Suga Test Instruments Co., Ltd, Tokyo, JAPAN
Suga, S
Suga Test Instruments Co., Ltd, Tokyo, JAPAN
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Developed by Committee: G01
Pages: 99–112
DOI: 10.1520/STP14041S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5301-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2014-3