PA 15, Preparing Contaminated Steel Test Panels
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SSPC-PA15, Preparing Contaminated Steel Test Panels
This standard contains requirements for steel panels used to perform tests for evaluation of various performance characteristics of protective coatings applied to steel substrates. Panels meeting requirements of this standard may be used for tests including, but not limited to, natural and accelerated exposure in or out of the laboratory; tests to determine resistance to various chemicals, impact, and abrasion; and tests to characterize properties such as color, gloss, adhesion, and hardness. Requirements for steel composition, panel dimensions, surface preparation, ambient conditions for application and cure of coatings, and location and dimensions of scribes on coated panels are included.