BlueScope Steel Limited


Weathering Laboratory – Port Kembla Laboratory

Accreditation No.


Site No.


Date of Accreditation

16 Dec 1958


Old Port Road
Port Kembla, NSW 2505


Mr Mitchell Dait P: +61 (02) 42756420


Services conditionally available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Weathering Laboratory – Port Kembla Laboratory

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Material performance evaluation of paint and related products Industrial coatings Change in gloss Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.5

Outdoor weathering Not applicable

AS/NZS 1580.457.1

ASTM D1014 (45oN)

Degree of dirt retention Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.4

Degree of erosion Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.6

Degree of cracking Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.8

Gloss Gloss meter

ASTM D523 - 60º only

Corrosion Visual comparison

ASTM D1654 (2005)

Degree of chalking Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.11 (method B)

ASTM D4214 (A,B,D)

NCCA 5.5.2 (1996)

Degree of blistering Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.9


Gloss Gloss meter

AS/NZS 1580.602.2

Adhesion Tape test

AS/NZS 1580.408.4; ASTM D3359

Resistance to water environmental chamber Controlled condensation

NCCA 5.4.5 (1996) - Technical Bulletin

ASTM D4585

Degree of checking Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.7

Degree of dirt collection Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.3

Salt spray resistance Neutral salt spray (NSS)

AS 2331.3.13 (Appendix E)

Colour measurement Calculation

ASTM D2244

NCCA 6.1.1 (1996) Technical Bulletin

Resistance to UV radiation Not applicable


Degree of corrosion of coated metal substrates Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.3

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)


Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Metallic corrosion evaluation Chemical corrosion treatment materials Salt spray resistance Neutral salt spray (NSS)


AS 2331.3.13 (Appendix E)

NCCA 5.4.6 (1996) - Technical Bulletin

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