Corrosion of metals and alloys - Accelerated cyclic test with exposure to acidified salt spray, dry and wet conditions (ISO 16151:2018)

This document specifies two accelerated corrosion-test procedures, Methods A and B, for the comparative evaluation of metallic materials with or without permanent corrosion protection or temporary corrosion protection in outdoor salt and/or acid rain environments. It also specifies the apparatus used. The two tests involve cyclic exposure of the specimens to acidified salt spray, "dry" and "wet" conditions.
The particular advantages of the two tests over conventional accelerated tests, such as the neutral salt spray (NSS) test as specified in ISO 9227 lie in their better ability to reproduce the corrosion that occurs in outdoor salt and/or acid rain environments. They are also useful for evaluating cosmetic corrosion.
Method A is applicable to
— metals and their alloys,
— metallic coatings (cathodic),
— anodic oxide coatings, and
— organic coatings on metallic materials.
Method B is applicable to
— steel coated with anodic coatings, and
— steel coated with anodic coatings covered with conversion coatings.

Korrosion von Metallen und Legierungen - Schnellprüfungen unter zyklisch wechselnder Beanspruchung mit saurem Salzsprühnebel, trockenen und feuchte Bedingungen (ISO 16151:2018)

Corrosion des métaux et alliages - Essais cycliques accélérés avec exposition au brouillard salin acidifié, en conditions «sèches» et en conditions «humides» (ISO 16151:2018)

Le présent document spécifie deux modes opératoires d'essai de corrosion accélérés, à savoir les méthodes A et B, pour l'évaluation comparative de matériaux métalliques, revêtus ou non d'une protection permanente ou temporaire contre la corrosion dans des environnements extérieurs salins et/ou de pluie acide. Il spécifie également l'appareillage utilisé. Les deux essais impliquent une exposition cyclique des éprouvettes à un brouillard salin acidifié, dans des conditions «sèches» et «humides».
Par rapport aux essais accélérés traditionnels, tels que l'essai au brouillard salin neutre (NSS) spécifié dans l'ISO 9227, l'intérêt des deux essais réside tout particulièrement dans leur meilleure aptitude à reproduire la corrosion qui se produit dans des environnements extérieurs salins et/ou de pluie acide. Ils sont également utiles pour évaluer la corrosion cosmétique.
La méthode A s'applique
— aux métaux et à leurs alliages,
— aux revêtements métalliques (cathodiques),
— aux revêtements d'oxydes anodiques et
— aux revêtements organiques sur matériaux métalliques.
La méthode B s'applique à
— l'acier présentant des revêtements anodiques, et
— l'acier présentant des revêtements anodiques recouverts de couches de conversion.

Korozija kovin in zlitin - Pospešeni (stopnjevani) ciklični preskus z izpostavljanjem kislo-slanemu pršenju v suhih in vlažnih pogojih (ISO 16151:2018)

Ta dokument določa metodi pospešenega preskušanja korozije (A in B) za primerjalno vrednotenje kovinskih materialov s trajno zaščito pred korozijo ali brez nje ali z začasno zaščito pred korozijo v zunanjem slanem in/ali kislem okolju. Določa tudi uporabljeno napravo. Preskusa vključujeta ciklično izpostavljenost vzorcev kislo-slanemu pršenju v »suhih« in
»vlažnih« pogojih.
Posebne prednosti preskusov v primerjavi z običajnimi pospešenimi preskusi, kot je preskus z nevtralno slano meglico (NSS), opredeljen v standardu ISO 9227, so v njuni boljši sposobnosti reprodukcije korozije, ki se pojavi v zunanjem slanem in/ali kislem okolju. Uporabljata se tudi za vrednotenje kozmetične korozije. Metoda A se uporablja za:
– kovine in njihove zlitine,
– kovinske prevleke (katodne),
– anodno oksidne prevleke in
– organske prevleke na kovinskih materialih.
Metoda B se uporablja za:
– jeklo, prevlečeno z anodno prevleko in
– jeklo, prevlečeno z anodno prevleko, prekrito s konverzijskim premazom.

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Corrosion of metals and alloys - Accelerated cyclic test with exposure to acidified salt

spray, dry and wet conditions (ISO 16151:2018)

Korrosion von Metallen und Legierungen - Schnellprüfungen unter zyklisch wechselnder

Beanspruchung mit saurem Salzsprühnebel, "trockenen“ und "feuchten“ Bedingungen
(ISO 16151:2018)
Corrosion des métaux et alliages - Essais cycliques accélérés avec exposition au

brouillard salin acidifié, en conditions «sèches» et en conditions «humides» (ISO

16151:2018)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 16151:2018
ICS:
77.060 Korozija kovin Corrosion of metals
SIST EN ISO 16151:2018 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPÄISCHE NORM
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Corrosion of metals and alloys - Accelerated cyclic test
with exposure to acidified salt spray, dry and wet
conditions (ISO 16151:2018)

Corrosion des métaux et alliages - Essais cycliques Korrosion von Metallen und Legierungen -

accélérés avec exposition au brouillard salin acidifié, en Schnellprüfungen unter zyklisch wechselnder

conditions "sèches" et en conditions "humides" (ISO Beanspruchung mit saurem Salzsprühnebel,

16151:2018) "trockenen" und "feuchten" Bedingungen (ISO
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European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

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European foreword

This document (EN ISO 16151:2018) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 156

"Corrosion of metals and alloys" in collaboration with Technical Committee CEN/TC 262 “Metallic and

other inorganic coatings, including for corrosion protection and corrosion testing of metals and alloys”

the secretariat of which is held by BSI.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

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Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 16151:2018 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 16151:2018 without any modification.

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 16151
Second edition
2018-05
Corrosion of metals and alloys —
Accelerated cyclic test with exposure
to acidified salt spray, dry and wet
conditions
Corrosion des métaux et alliages — Essais cycliques accélérés avec
exposition au brouillard salin acidifié, en conditions «sèches» et en
conditions «humides»
Reference number
ISO 16151:2018(E)
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Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4 Test solution .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2

4.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2 Method A ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2.1 Neutral sodium chloride solution ..................................................................................................................... 2

4.2.2 Preparation of the acidified-salt solution ................................................................................................... 2

4.3 Method B ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

4.3.1 Preparation of the mixed salt solution .......................................................................................................... 3

4.3.2 Preparation of the acidic solution ..................................................................................................................... 3

4.3.3 Preparation of the acidified-salt solution ................................................................................................... 3

5 Apparatus ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

6 Test specimens........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5

7 Arrangement of the test specimen ..................................................................................................................................................... 5

8 Operating condition .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

9 Continuity of tests ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 8

10 Duration of the tests ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 8

11 Treatment of test specimens after test .......................................................................................................................................... 8

11.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8

11.2 Non-organic coated test specimens: metallic and/or inorganic coated ................................................ 8

11.3 Organic coated test specimens .................................................................................................................................................. 8

11.3.1 Scribed organic coated test specimens ......................................................................................................... 8

11.3.2 Organic coated but not scribed test specimens ..................................................................................... 9

12 Evaluation of results ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

13 Test report ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

Annex A (informative) Relationship between amounts of acidic stock solution added to

mixed salt solution and pH of the resulting acidified-salt solution .............................................................11

Annex B (informative) Typical apparatus for accelerated cyclic tests with exposure to

acidified salt spray, dry and wet conditions ..........................................................................................................................12

Annex C (informative) Method for evaluation of the corrosivity of the apparatus ...........................................14

Annex D (normative) Preparation of test specimens with organic coatings for testing ..............................16

Annex E (normative) Required supplementary information for testing test specimens with

organic coatings .................................................................................................................................................................................................17

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................18

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Foreword

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This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 156, Corrosion of metals and alloys.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 16151:2005), which has been technically

revised. The main technical changes are as follows:
— harmonization with ISO 9227;
— terms and definitions clause has been added.
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Introduction

Corrosion of metallic materials, with or without corrosion protection, is influenced by many

environmental factors, the importance of which may vary with the type of metallic material and with

the type of environment. It is impossible, therefore, to design accelerated laboratory corrosion tests in

such a way that all environmental factors influencing resistance to corrosion are taken into account.

Laboratory tests are, therefore, designed to simulate the effects of the most important factors, which

enhance the corrosion of metallic materials.

The accelerated corrosion-test methods described in this document are designed to simulate and

enhance the environmental influence on a metallic material to outdoor climates, where exposure to

acid rain and to salt-contaminated conditions occur and may promote corrosion. It has been prepared

by reference to technical papers and reports (see the Bibliography).

The test methods involve cyclic exposure of test specimens to a mist of acidified-salt solution, to drying

conditions, and to periods of high humidity. However, the methods are mainly intended for comparative

testing and the results obtained do not permit far-reaching conclusions on the corrosion resistance of

the tested metallic material under the whole range of environmental conditions in which they may be

used. Nevertheless, the methods provide valuable information on the relative performance of materials

exposed to salt and/or acid rain environments similar to those employed in the test.

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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO 16151:2018(E)
Corrosion of metals and alloys — Accelerated cyclic
test with exposure to acidified salt spray, dry and wet
conditions

WARNING — This document may involve hazardous materials, operations and equipment. It does

not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility

of the user of this document to establish appropriate safety and health practices.

1 Scope

This document specifies two accelerated corrosion-test procedures, Methods A and B, for the

comparative evaluation of metallic materials with or without permanent corrosion protection or

temporary corrosion protection in outdoor salt and/or acid rain environments. It also specifies the

apparatus used. The two tests involve cyclic exposure of the specimens to acidified salt spray, “dry” and

“wet” conditions.

The particular advantages of the two tests over conventional accelerated tests, such as the neutral salt

spray (NSS) test as specified in ISO 9227 lie in their better ability to reproduce the corrosion that occurs

in outdoor salt and/or acid rain environments. They are also useful for evaluating cosmetic corrosion.

Method A is applicable to
— metals and their alloys,
— metallic coatings (cathodic),
— anodic oxide coatings, and
— organic coatings on metallic materials.
Method B is applicable to
— steel coated with anodic coatings, and
— steel coated with anodic coatings covered with conversion coatings.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 1514, Paints and varnishes — Standard panels for testing
ISO 2808, Paints and varnishes — Determination of film thickness

ISO 4623-2:2016, Paints and varnishes — Determination of resistance to filiform corrosion — Part 2:

Aluminium substrates
ISO 8044, Corrosion of metals and alloys — Basic terms and definitions

ISO 17872, Paints and varnishes — Guidelines for the introduction of scribe marks through coatings on

metallic panels for corrosion testing
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3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in ISO 8044 and the following apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

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3.1
reference material
material with known test performance
3.2
reference specimen

portion of the reference material (3.1) that is to be exposed with the intention to check the reproducibility

and repeatability of the test results for the test cabinet in use
3.3
test specimen
specific portion of the samples upon which the testing is to be performed
3.4
substitute specimen

specimen made of inert materials (such as plastic or glass) used for the substitute of a test specimen (3.3)

4 Test solution
4.1 General

Instructions for the preparation and use of the solutions used in Methods A and B are given in 4.2 and 4.3.

4.2 Method A
4.2.1 Neutral sodium chloride solution

A sufficient mass of sodium chloride shall be dissolved in distilled or deionized water, with a

conductivity not higher than 20 µS/cm at 25 °C ± 2 °C, to produce a concentration of 50 g/l ± 5 g/l. The

specific gravity range for a 50 g/l ± 5 g/l solution shall be 1,029 to 1,036 at 25 °C.

The sodium chloride shall not contain a mass fraction of the heavy metals of copper (Cu), nickel (Ni) and

lead (Pb) in total more than 0,005 %. It shall not contain a mass fraction of sodium iodide more than

0,1 % and a mass fraction of total impurities more than 0,5 %, calculated for dry salt.

NOTE Sodium chloride with anti-caking agents can act as corrosion inhibitors or accelerators. A useful

sodium chloride salt grade is a grade named Ph. Eur/USP or JIS, ACS.
4.2.2 Preparation of the acidified-salt solution

The pH of the solution shall be adjusted to a value of 3,5 ± 0,1 at 25 °C ± 2 °C, by adding the following

reagents to 10 l of the prepared neutral sodium chloride solution in 4.2.1 as follows:

— 12 ml of nitric acid (HNO , ρ = 1,42 g/ml);
— 17,3 ml of sulfuric acid (H SO , ρ = 1,84 g/ml);
2 4

— a sufficient quantity of 10 % mass fraction of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution, to adjust the pH of

the solution to 3,5 ± 0,1 (about 300 ml will be required).
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4.3 Method B
4.3.1 Preparation of the mixed salt solution

The reagent shown in Table 1 shall be dissolved in distilled or deionized water, with a conductivity not

higher than 20 µS/cm at 25 °C ± 2 °C, to produce a stock solution with a concentration of 36,0 g/l ± 3,6 g/l.

It shall be diluted by 1:6 to produce a mixed salt solution with a concentration of 6,0 g/l ± 0,6 g/l.

Table 1 — Composition and concentration of a stock solution for a mixed salt solution

Reagent Concentration
g/l
NaCl 24,53
MgCl 5,20
Na SO 4,09
2 4
CaCl 1,16
KCl 0,695
NaHCO 0,201
KBr 0,101
H BO 0,027
3 3
SrCl 0,025
NaF 0,003
WARNING — Handling of SrCl and NaF can be hazardous
and shall be restricted to skilled chemists or conducted
under their control.
NOTE The composition of the stock solution is the same as
typical synthetic ocean water shown in ISO 11130.
4.3.2 Preparation of the acidic solution

To prepare the acidic solution, 16,2 g of concentrated nitric acid (HNO , ρ = 1,40 g/ml, with a mass

fraction of HNO equal to 0,65) and 42,5 g of sulfuric acid (H SO , ρ = 1,84 g/ml, with a mass fraction

3 2 4

of H SO equal to 0,96) shall be dissolved in water and diluted to a total volume of 1 l to make 1 N acid

2 4
– 2–

solution with respect to nitric acid and sulfuric acid at an equivalent ratio of [NO ]/[SO ] of 0,4.

3 4
4.3.3 Preparation of the acidified-salt solution

The prepared acidic solution from 4.3.2 shall be added to the mixed salt solution from 4.3.1 to adjust the

pH to 2,5 ± 0,1 at 25 °C ± 2 °C.

NOTE The relationship between the amount of mixed acidic solution from 4.3.2 and the pH of the acidified-

salt solution is shown in Annex A. This solution, with pH value near to 2,5, would have a no-buffering action.

5 Apparatus
5.1 Component protection.

All components in contact with the spray or the test solution shall be made of, or lined with, materials

which are resistant to corrosion by the test solution and which do not influence the corrosivity of the

sprayed test solution.

The supports for the test specimen shall be constructed such that different substrate types do not

influence each other. It shall also be constructed so that the supports themselves do not influence the

test specimens.
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5.2 Test cabinet.

The test cabinet shall be such that the conditions of homogeneity and distribution of the spray are met.

Due to the limited capacity of test cabinets smaller than 0,4 m . The effect of the loading of the test

cabinet on the distribution of the spray and temperature shall be carefully considered. The solution

shall not be sprayed directly onto test specimens but rather spread throughout the test cabinet so that

it falls naturally down on them. The upper parts of the test cabinet shall be designed so that drops of

sprayed solution formed on its surface do not fall on the specimens being tested.

The size and shape of the test cabinet shall be such that, during periods of exposure to salt mist spray,

the rate of collection of solution in the test cabinet is within the limits specified in 8.2.

NOTE A schematic diagram of one possible design of test cabinet and associated apparatus for accelerated

cyclic tests with exposure to acidified salt spray, “dry” and “wet” conditions is shown in Annex B.

5.3 Humidity and temperature control.

The temperature and humidity control system of the test cabinet shall be capable of achieving the test

condition transition times listed in 8.1 when the test cabinet is filled with flat substitute specimens

having a dimension of 150 mm × 70 mm × 1 mm.
5.4 Spraying device.

The device for spraying the acidified-salt solution shall comprise a supply of clean air, of controlled

pressure and humidity, a reservoir containing the solution to be sprayed, and one or more atomizers.

The compressed air supplied to the atomizers shall be passed through a filter to remove all traces of oil or

solid matter, and the atomizing pressure shall be at an overpressure of 70 kPa to 170 kPa. The pressure

is typically 98 kPa ± 10 kPa but can vary depending on the type of test cabinet and atomizer used.

The atomizers shall be made of inert material. Baffles may be used to prevent direct impact of spray

on the test specimens, and the use of adjustable baffles is helpful in obtaining uniform distribution of

spray within the test cabinet. For this purpose, a dispersion tower equipped with an atomizer may also

be helpful.
5.5 Air saturator.

In order to prevent evaporation of water from the sprayed droplets, the air shall be humidified before

entering the atomizer, by passage through a saturation tower containing hot water at a temperature

higher than that of the test cabinet.

During periods of exposure to the acidified-salt solution mist, the appropriate temperature depends on

the pressure used and on the type of atomizer nozzle and shall be adjusted so that the rate of collection

of spray in the test cabinet, and the concentration of the collected spray, are kept within the specified

limits (see 8.2). The level of water shall be maintained automatically to ensure adequate humidification.

5.6 Collecting devices.

At least two suitable collecting devices shall be available, consisting of clean funnels with a collecting

area of approximately 80 cm , made of glass or other chemically inert material, with the stems inserted

into graduated cylinders or other similar containers. The purpose of the collecting devices is to confirm

that the collection rate is within specified limits (see 8.2). They shall be placed in the zone of the test

cabinet where the test specimens are placed, at least one close to the spray inlet and one remote from

the inlet and in such a way that only spray, and not the liquid falling from specimens or from parts of

the test cabinet, is collected.
5.7 Air dryer.

A heating device and fan shall supply dried air of the specified humidity during “dry” periods (see 8.1).

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5.8 Exhaust system.

The system by which air is exhausted from the test cabinet shall not be influenced by the back pressure

of the atmosphere when the air is released at a point outside the building. It is preferred that the

apparatus has a means to properly treat the fog prior to releasing it outside the building (see Annex B).

5.9 Drain system.

An appropriate system to treat the drain water shall be provided, so that the solution is not directly

discharged into the drainage system (see Annex B).
6 Test specimens

6.1 The number and type of test specimens, their shape and their dimensions, shall be selected in

accordance with the specification for the material or product being tested. When not specified, these

parameters shall be mutually agreed between the interested parties. Unless otherwise specified or agreed,

test specimens with an organic coating to be tested shall be made from burnished steel conforming

with ISO 1514, and of approximate dimensions 150 mm × 100 mm × 1 mm. Annex D describes how test

specimens with organic coatings shall be prepared for testing. Annex E gives supplementary information

that shall be supplied, as appropriate, for testing test specimens with organic coatings.

6.2 The test specimens shall be thoroughly cleaned
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