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ASTM International - ASTM D4585-99

Standard Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Controlled Condensation

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 10 December 1999
Status: inactive
Page Count: 3
ICS Code (Paints and varnishes): 87.040
scope:

1.1 This practice covers basic principles and operating procedures for testing water resistance of coatings using controlled condensation. Condensation is produced by exposing one surface of a coated specimen to a heated, saturated mixture of air and water vapor, while the reverse side of the specimen is exposed to the cooling effect of room temperature air. This practice is derived from research of the Cleveland Society for Coatings Technology.

1.2 This practice is limited to the methods of obtaining, measuring, and controlling conditions and procedures of controlled condensation tests. It does not specify specimen preparation, specific test conditions, or evaluation of results.

Note 1-Alternative practices for testing water resistance of coatings include Practices D870, D1735, and D2247.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.

Document History

June 1, 2007
Standard Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Controlled Condensation
Water can cause degradation of coatings, so knowledge of how a coating resists water is helpful in predicting its service life. Failure in a condensation test may be caused by a number of factors...
ASTM D4585-99
December 10, 1999
Standard Practice for Testing Water Resistance of Coatings Using Controlled Condensation
1.1 This practice covers basic principles and operating procedures for testing water resistance of coatings using controlled condensation. Condensation is produced by exposing one surface of a coated...
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