THE standard in salt spray testing
The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) test B117 is one of the most widely adopted continuous salt spray test specifications. Its use is internationally widespread and its provisions have been frequently re-written into the national standards of other countries, and also appear in other industry specific corrosion test standards.
ASTM B117 has always been and excellent reference document for the salt spray practitioner, with many helpful hints and tips contained in its useful appendixes. But since it is also regularly updated, by an active and broad based ASTM sub-committee, it is a standard that is always evolving and becoming ever more ‘user friendly’. The suffix to the main standard number indicates the year of publication. For example, ASTM B117 – 03 indicates a 2003 publication date (which was the latest version available at the time of writing). Please check you are using the most up to date edition available for your application.