CO24FS : ILC Salt spray test of coated and non coated steels


Reference of the ILC CO24FS
References of test methods ISO 9227 (Note : This standard has been revised in 2022)
ASTM B117  ISO 2808  ASTM B659  ASTM D1186  ISO 2813  ASTM D523
ISO 7724 Parts 1, 2 & 3  ISO 11664 Parts 1 & 4  ASTM E308
ISO 2409  ASTM D3359 Met. B  ISO 10289  ISO 4628 Parts 1 to 8
ASTM D610  ASTM D714  ASTM D1654
References of test methods for which the ILC can indirectly provide an assessment of performance ISO 17872
      These may be superseded standards, which some of the reference standards may have replaced, or EN or ASTM or ISO standards that are close but not exactly equivalent to the reference standards.
Frequency Each year
Main characteristics NSS (Neutral salt spray) - Loss of mass in a fixed exposure time, before and after removing the corrosion products. Selected exposure times: 48h (non coated samples) and 168h (coated samples).
Other characteristics A (against ISO 10289), Percentage of corroded surface (zinc coated sample) - Rating of defects due to ageing in accordance with ISO 4628-2, -3 - Cross-test against ISO 2409 (paint coated sample)
  Caution The number of determinations may be low for the secundary characteristics, what may make inefficient the comparison between laboratories
Format of the test results: Results of some properties are numerical and some are expressed as a choice between several possibilities (categories).
Determination of the assigned values (“true values” for each characteristic) By statistical computation of the totality of the results with possible selection on competence criteria (accreditation, validation by a reference body, quantity of tests performed in the year), test to detect possible collusion, merging of results not obtained in reproductibility conditions, suppression of technically unvalid results.
Type of statistical computation For numerical results, the statistical computation will provide an assigned value with its attached uncertainty, values of standard deviations for repeatability and reproductibility, limits of alerts for bias and repeatability of the participant, indiviual values for uncertainty of results of participants.
  For results expressed as a choice between several possibilities (categories), Gower indexes are computed from the results, which enables the calculation of assigned values, repeatability and reproducibility standard deviations, limits of alerts for bias and repeatability of the participant, indiviual values for uncertainty of results of participants.
Number of products submitted to tests 3
Number of samples per participation 6
Max number of operators per participation 1 (it is necessary to order as many participations as there are participating test operators)
Product submitted to tests For this ILC, 3 different products (uncoated steel, galvanised steel, painted steel) are provided for testing.
Type of samples Plates
Approximate dimensions of samples 150x100x1 mm
Specific preparation to be performed by the participant  Protection of edges
Special notice for this ILC 3 series of samples are provided: one series of uncoated samples (exposure 48h), one series of zinc coated samples (exposure 7x24h), one series of paint coated samples with a scribe against ISO 17872 (exposure 7x24h)
Time schedule:
Opening date of registrations 30/11/2023
Registration deadline 15/03/2024
Date of shipment of samples 31/05/2024
Start of the tests 03/09/2024
Deadline for carrying out the tests and providing the results 25/10/2024
Date of delivery of reports 06/12/2024
Note: After the deadline, registrations are still possible. Contact us at for more information.
Price (€) 325
Price if online payment (€) 260
Approximate weight (kg) 3

260,00€ excl. tax - 312,00€ inc. tax