Standard Test Methods for Spalling Resistance of Porcelain Enameled Aluminum
|Publication Date:||3 April 1972|
|ICS Code (Enamels):||25.220.50|
1.1 These test methods cover accelerated determination of the resistance of porcelain enamel coatings on aluminum alloys to spalling from exposure to moisture or weathering. Test Method A,2 using a 5 % solution of ammonium chloride, requires 96-h immersion while Test Method B,3 using a 1 % solution of antimony trichloride, is completed after 20 h of immersion. The spalling tendency is evaluated by the same criteria in both methods. While either method is suitable for magnesium silicon alloys, such as 6061, Test Method B is preferred for simple alloys or commercially pure aluminum, such as 1100.
1.2 The test methods appear in the following order: