Standard Practice for Testing Chromate Coatings on Zinc and Cadmium Surfaces
|Publication Date:||1 August 1980|
|ICS Code (Metallic coatings):||25.220.40|
This practice covers a procedure for evaluating the protective value of chemical and electrochemical conversion coatings produced by chromate treatments of zinc and cadmium surfaces.
The protective value of a chromate coating is usually determined by salt-spray test and by determining whether or not the coating possesses adequate abrasion resistance.
Other methods, such as exposure to a humidity environment, can be used, but are generally of too long a duration to be of practical value. "Steam Tests" using pressure cookers have also been used for testing chromate films on hot-dip galvanized surfaces.
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This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.