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ASTM International offers training class on corrosion testing.

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November 24, 2009 - Titled Corrosion Testing: Application and Use of Salt Fog, Humidity, Cyclic and Gas Tests, 2-day hands-on training course will provide clear understanding of proper application of ASTM B117, Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray Apparatus. It will furnish information regarding corrosion testing in general so that attendees will understand significance of salt fog test. Participants will learn how to properly operate salt fog apparatus as well as the whys and hows of salt fog testing.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Offers Training Class on Corrosion Testing

Press release date: November 18, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., November 18, 2009-"Corrosion Testing: Application and Use of Salt Fog, Humidity, Cyclic and Gas Tests" is a two-day hands-on technical and professional training course presented by ASTM International. First used in 1914, the salt fog test is still the most widely applied corrosion test, however, it is often misused and misapplied. This ASTM course will provide a clear understanding of the proper application of ASTM B117, Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus, and will furnish information regarding corrosion testing in general so that attendees can understand the significance of the salt fog test. Participants will learn how to properly operate salt fog apparatus; the "whys" and "hows" of salt fog testing; and will gain valuable hands-on experience. Demonstrations will also be given on mixing solutions, cleaning coupons and samples, evaluation of results and samples, and ASTM B117 corrosion test equipment. The course is intended for corrosion technicians, product test personnel, laboratory supervisors, and users of B 117. The course will be held April 13-14, 2010, in Akron, Ohio (University of Akron Polymer Training Center); Sept. 21-22, 2010, in Detroit, Mich.; and Oct. 26-27, 2010, in Atlanta, Ga. The $895 USD attendance fee includes ASTM standards B117 and D1193, Standard Specification for Reagent Water, and a publication on How to Run a Salt Spray Test by instructor Raymund Singleton. The fee also includes course notes, a certificate of attendance, 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and refreshment breaks. This course can be tailored to your company's needs and can be brought by ASTM International to your site. Contact Scott Murphy, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9685; smurphy@astm.org) for details. To register or for a free brochure, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; efinn@astm.org) or visit the ASTM Web site at www.astm.org. ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. ASTM Staff Contact: Eileen Finn, Phone: 610-832-9686; efinn@astm.org

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