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Updated On: July 24, 2007
1.1 This practice covers basic principles and operating procedures for testing water resistance of coatings using controlled condensation. Condensation is produced by exposing one surface of a coated specimen to a heated, saturated mixture of air and water vapor, while the reverse side of the specimen is exposed to the cooling effect of room temperature air. This practice is derived from research of the Cleveland Society for Coatings Technology.
1.2 This practice is limited to the methods of obtaining, measuring, and controlling conditions and procedures of controlled condensation tests. It does not specify specimen preparation, specific test conditions, or evaluation of results. Note 1 - Alternative practices for testing water resistance of coatings include Practices D 870, D 1735, and D 2247.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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