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ASTM International offers training class on corrosion testing

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 (W. Conshohocken, PA). 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 B117.
The course, recently held May 3-4 in Akron, Ohio (University of Akron Polymer Training Center), will be offered September 20-21 in Chicago, IL. and November 8-9 at ASTM Headquarters in West Conshohocken, PA. The $895 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. For details, contact Scott Murphy, ASTM International: Phone (610) 832-9685; E-mail To register or for a free brochure, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International: Phone (610) 832-9686; E-mail or register online on the ASTM website.
Solutions for Parts and Surface Cleaning in Manufacturing and MRO Processes at 2011 parts2clean Trade Fair
The goal of industrial parts and surface cleaning is to assure the necessary degree of cleanliness for downstream processing or flawless functioning. Actual requirements vary significantly, but regardless of whether very simple or highly demanding cleaning tasks are involved, it’s also always important to complete them as efficiently as possible. Just how this can be done will be demonstrated at parts2clean in Stuttgart, Germany, at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre, October 25-27, 2011. This leading international trade fair provides a complete overview of processes, procedures, media and measures for cost-efficient cleanliness in accordance with specified requirements in manufacturing and MRO processes.
Whether injection nozzles, implants, turbines, micro-parts or electronics components are involved, in nearly all industry sectors, manufacturing companies are required to fulfill significantly stricter requirements for parts cleanliness. On the one hand, this leads to increased cleaning costs. To be on the safe side, the solution of choice is frequently “as clean as possible.” But economic efficiency, and thus the company’s competitive edge, usually suffer as a result. Parts and surface cleanliness is playing a more and more important role in the field of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) as well. In many cases, manual cleaning work is still common in this area. Apart from the lack of reproducibility and reliable results associated with this process, it also results in high costs.
In the areas of industrial manufacturing as well as MRO, costs can be reduced and results can be optimized through the use of an appropriate cleaning concept which is matched to the specified requirements. This, however, necessitates knowledge regarding the performance capabilities of the various cleaning processes and how they can be used in an optimized fashion. As a technical trade fair with the world’s most comprehensive offerings for parts and surface cleaning, parts2clean provides this know-how.
In addition to information offered by the exhibitors, the parts2clean expert forum, held in German, provides lots of know-how regarding parts and surface cleaning in production and MRO processes. Further information and a preliminary exhibitor list are available at