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ASTM offers training course on corrosion testing.

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November 25, 2008 - Presented by ASTM, hands-on Technical and Professional Training course titled Corrosion Testing: Application and Use of Salt Fog, Humidity, Cyclic, and Gas Tests will provide clear understanding of proper application of ASTM B117 and will furnish information regarding corrosion testing so that attendees can understand significance of salt fog test. Demonstrations will be given on mixing solutions, cleaning coupons and samples, evaluation of results and samples, and B117 corrosion test equipment.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM Offers Training Course on Corrosion Testing

Press release date: November 21, 2008

Application and Use of Salt Fog, Humidity, Cyclic, and Gas Tests W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 21 November 2008-"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 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 B117 corrosion test equipment. The course is intended for corrosion technicians, product test personnel, laboratory supervisors and users of B117. The course will be held three times in 2009: May 12-13, at the University of Akron Polymer Training Center in Akron, Ohio; Sept. 29-30, 2009, at ASTM International headquarters in West Conshohocken, Pa.; and Nov. 3-4 in Chicago, Ill. The $895 attendance fee includes ASTM B117 and ASTM 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. To register or for a free brochure describing the course, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; fax: 610-832-9668; efinn@astm.org); or visit the ASTM home page at www.astm.org. 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 (610-832-9685; smurphy@astm.org) for details. Established in 1898, 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 around the globe. G01CorrosionTestingSaltFogEtc2008 Contact: Eileen Finn
610/832-9686; efinn@astm.org

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