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

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Why You Should Attend

This 2-day HANDS-ON class will provide you with a practical working knowledge of various ASTM corrosion tests. The test equipment used for this standard practice is actually present in the classroom, where you will learn how to operate the equipment and conduct the tests.

About ASTM and Sponsoring Committee G01

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 81-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards (now available on CD ROM) contains over 11,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 129 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. 

On-Site Training Available

ASTM can bring this course to your site for groups of 15 or more. On-site training courses can also be tailored to meet your specific needs. For more information, please contact sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM.

Free ASTM Membership

Attend this course and receive a FREE 1-year membership in ASTM International and Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals. (Applies to new members only and may not be used to renew existing memberships)

Attention: Professional Engineers

If your state has a continuing education requirement for license renewal, ASTM training courses and ASTM membership can help you meet that requirement.

You will learn about:

  • Correct application and proper performance of the standard
  • Terminology pertinent to the test
  • Chemical and physical supporting knowledge
  • Ingredients and solutions used in order to test properly and safely
  • How to operate the equipment
  • Collecting data properly and preparing reports
  • Performing on-going operator requirements and responsibilities
  • Utilize safety measures, methods, and procedures.

Demonstrations Will Include:

  • Mixing solutions
  • Cleaning coupons and samples
  • Evaluation of results and samples
  • Use of salt fog type corrosion test equipment

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.

Fee Includes:

  • Referenced Documents
  • Course Notes
  • Certificate Of Attendance
  • 1.5 Continuing Education Units
  • Coffee Breaks

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)

Referenced Documents

About the Instructor

Raymund Singleton is president 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 which have been published in Metal Finishing and Products Finishing.

He is a member of the American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society and of ASTM, where he is currently chairman of ASTM's Section on Cabinet Corrosion Tests. Singleton obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Baldwin-Wallace College.

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