EN ISO 8994:2018

Anodizing of aluminium and its alloys - Rating system for the evaluation of pitting corrosion - Grid method (ISO 8994:2018)

Publication date:   Apr 11, 2019

General information

60.60 Standard published   Dec 12, 2018


CEN/TC 132 Aluminium and aluminium alloys

European Norm

25.220.20   Surface treatment | 77.060   Corrosion of metals



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This document specifies a grid rating system that provides a means of defining levels of performance of anodic oxidation coatings on aluminium and its alloys that have been subjected to corrosion tests.
This rating system is applicable to pitting corrosion resulting from
— accelerated tests,
— exposure to corrosive environments, and
— practical service tests.
This document takes into account only pitting corrosion of the basis metal resulting from penetration of the protective anodic oxidation coating.
NOTE 1 ISO 8993[1] describes a similar rating system based on defined chart scales.
NOTE 2 The grid rating system is frequently used for rating the results of short-term corrosion tests for relatively thin anodic oxidation coating, such as those used in the automotive industry.

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EN ISO 8994:2011


EN ISO 8994:2018
60.60 Standard published
Dec 12, 2018