DUR-NI 4000 is designed to provide superior corrosion protection, enabling consistent and reproducible microporous deposits across chromium surfaces. The process also equips customers with the Fuhrmann Test; a test kit developed that is said to provide an accurate count of micropores on the chrome surface immediately after plating the part. Since pore count is considered to be the key indicator and predictor of corrosion performance, this test eliminates the need for CASS testing as the sole control to determine corrosion performance acceptability. CASS testing is the automotive OEM industry standard test used to measure corrosion performance. The test enables customers to quickly intervene during the production process and confidently predict subsequent CASS Test results. Traditional nickel processes do not include such a test, thus requiring any process corrections or adjustments to be made after CASS testing that normally requires up to a 72-hour wait period for pass/fail results.