Acetic acid salt spray test, continuous
Can be used to test the relative resistance to corrosion of decorative chromium plating on steel and zinc based die castings, when exposed to an acetic acid salt spray climate at an elevated temperature.
Test specimens are placed in an enclosed chamber and exposed to a continuous indirect spray of acidified (pH 3.1to 3.3) salt water solution, which falls-out on to the specimens at a rate of 1.0 to 2.0ml/80cm²/hour, in a chamber temperature of +35C. This climate is maintained under constant steady state conditions. The test duration is variable.
This test is also referred to as an ASS test.