BlueScope Steel Limited

Site

Weathering Laboratory – Port Kembla Laboratory

Accreditation No.

269

Site No.

262

Date of Accreditation

16 Dec 1958

Address

Old Port Road
Port Kembla, NSW 2505
Australia

bluescopesteel.com

Contact

Mr Andrew Dent P: +61 (02) 42756420

Availability

Services conditionally available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Material performance evaluation of paint and related products Industrial coatings Degree of cracking Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.8

Outdoor weathering Not applicable

AS/NZS 1580.457.1

ASTM D1014 (45oN)

Corrosion Visual comparison

ASTM D1654 (2005)

Degree of erosion Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.6

Gloss Gloss meter

ASTM D523 - 60º only

Colour measurement Calculation

ASTM D2244

NCCA 6.1.1 (1996) Technical Bulletin

Degree of chalking Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.11 (method B)

ASTM D4214 (A,B,D)

NCCA 5.5.2 (1996)

Salt spray resistance Neutral salt spray (NSS)

AS 2331.3.13 (Appendix E)

Gloss Gloss meter

AS/NZS 1580.602.2

Adhesion Tape test

AS/NZ 1580.408.4; ASTM D3359

Sample preparation Referee conditions - Temperature/humidity

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

Degree of dirt retention Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.4

Artificial weathering Moist sulfur dioxide

ASTM G87

NCCA 5.4.8 (1996) - Technical Bulletin

Change in gloss Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.5

Degree of blistering Visual comparison

AS/NZS 1580.481.1.9

ASTM D714

Resistance to UV radiation Not applicable

ASTM G154

Degree of corrosion of coated metal substrates Visual comparison

AS 1580.481.3

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Materials

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

ASTM B117

AS 2331.3.13 (Appendix E)

NCCA 5.4.6 (1996) - Technical Bulletin

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