Studies show ASTM-B117 salt spray test does not correlate to real-world environments

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In 1995, The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) published a paper that concluded, “It is obvious that ASTM-B117 Salt Spray (Fog) Testing and similar methods offered a rapid but unreliable means for predicting coating behavior.”  For the 20+ years since that paper was published, the ASTM B-117 salt spray procedure has continued to be tested […]

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Why copper pipe protective coating is important

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Coating the coils of an HVAC unit is a known to extend the unit’s life. However, the performance of an HVAC unit is about more than just the coil. HVAC units are constructed from a variety of metals. These dissimilar metals react to environmental conditions in a variety of ways. Depending on the metal used […]

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Three Questions to Ask When Coating Oversized HVAC-R Units or Coils

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Coating extremely large HVAC-R units or coils can be difficult. Their size (both dimensions and weight) makes the units/coils difficult to move and many coating applicators find it difficult to thoroughly apply coatings to protect them from corrosive elements. A large HVAC-R unit/coil is clearly a big investment, which makes the need to apply protective […]

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After 2.5 year exposure test, Heresite’s P-413 panels show no signs of wear

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To further expand on Heresite’s expansive chemical resistance guide, P-413 coated steel, copper, and aluminum panels were placed in a municipal wastewater treatment facility to simulate sewage fumes. Panels were placed at the point where raw sewage is pumped into the facility and screened; this results in significant hydrogen sulfide exposure, one of the harshest […]

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ASTM B-117 vs. ISO 20340/ISO 12944-9 – what’s the difference?

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ASTM B-117 was the first nationally recognized salt spray standard. Published in 1939, this salt spray test is widespread and often recognized as the “gold standard” in corrosion testing. However, ISO 20340 offers a more realistic and updated method of testing, representing a significant improvement over ASTM B-117. When the ASTM B-117 test is conducted, […]

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Are you getting the HVAC-R coating you expect?

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For over 80 years, Heresite coatings have been used to protect HVAC-R equipment in the harshest environments. We’re proud of our history, and we’re proud to continue to offer products like P-413, which recently met the demanding offshore marine requirements of ISO 20340.  These are tested, proven, real-world results. Unfortunately, being an early innovator and […]

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Heat transfer test results for Heresite’s P-413

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Heat transfer is an important consideration when selecting a protective coating for HVAC-R condensers or evaporators. A protective coating, when applied properly, can extend the life of HVAC-R coils by preventing corrosion with negligible impact on heat transfer. In 2017, we participated in a wind tunnel test for our P-413 baked phenolic epoxy coating. This […]

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What you need to know about ISO Corrosivity Categories

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Corrosion testing on HVAC coatings can be conducted according to a number of standards, including ASTM-B117, ISO 9227, ISO 12944-6, and ISO 20340. Of these tests, the one we believe represents actual service environments most closely is ISO 20340. ISO’s testing standards for protective paint systems were developed through long-term material weight loss and surface […]

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Selecting the right corrosion test for your HVAC/R protective coating

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There are several tests that can be used to measure the effectiveness of protective coatings for HVAC/R coils. These testing processes have evolved over the years as various organizations have tried to provide the most accurate information to engineers, manufacturers, and businesses that need to protect their HVAC/R investment.   ASTM B-117 Originally developed in […]

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