ASTM testing services, including the ASTM B117 test, are available at Micom Laboratories. ASTM Standards (American Society for Testing and Materials) cover a wide range of test methods, practices and material specifications. Many of these test methods are product specific or test specific. We offer numerous ASTM testing services.
Some material testing services are more general in nature and are often called upon by test methods or standards other than ASTM. For example, ASTM G155 is a practice for Xenon Arc accelerated exposure. You can test a product based on that practice, but you are missing specific test parameters such as irradiance, test duration and pass/fail criteria (e.g. color change, gloss, haze, etc.). This affects the lab’s ability to know exactly what needs to be done.
These missing parameters will be found either in purchasing specifications, technical specifications or other standards calling upon one or more practices and test methods, such as ASTM G154 for accelerated weathering, that are used to carry out the material testing. Once the testing is complete, compliance can be established based on the product-specific standards/documents.
For example, let’s assume that you need to do a UV testing evaluation to validate a new coating you want to use on an outdoor terminal box.
A proper way to specify your testing using ASTM test methods might be:
- Test samples as per ASTM G155, Cycle 1 (there are many cycles that will give you different test results)
- 2,000 hours exposure
- Before and after exposure, measure the coating’s gloss at 60o, as per ASTM D523.
- Gloss difference shall not be more than 10 units
Whether you want to validate your products using ASTM tests or any other standard/specification, working your way through standards can be a tedious process. Our experts will be happy to assist you in preparing a test plan that works for you and gives you real answers.
ASTM Testing Procedures by Product and Test Category
Below is a list of ASTM testing procedures by product and test category offered at Micom Laboratories
Additional Material Testing Methods Related to ASTM Testing
If you have any questions about ASTM testing, we invite you to contact our material testing laboratory today. It will be our pleasure to answer your questions and review your custom ASTM testing requirements.