Weatherometer - The weatherometer is perhaps the most accurate weather resistance indicator due to the cycling of conditions. The cycle is 30 mins sun at 135 degrees F, 30% relative humidity and 30 mins dark at 75-80 degrees F, 100% relative humidity
1,000 hours of exposure equals 5 years of simulated exposure in the Rocky Mountain region. There was no change in 3 panels coated with POR-15 exposed for 2,000 hours.
ASTM B-117 Salt Spray - The oldest and most wildly used weather cabinet test. It introduces a spray in a closed chamber where specimens are exposed at specific locations and angles. It creates a 100% relative humidity condition in the exposure zone.
Two separate B-117 tests. One with new steel and the other with rusted steel.
No change in 3 panels of new steel exposed for 250 hours at 98 degrees. Thickness = 2 mils
No change in 3 panels of rusted steel exposed for 1000 hours at 98 degrees. Thickness = 2 mils
Estructural Strength Measures
ASTM C-580 Flexural Strength - This test method measure flexural strength and modulus of elasticity expressed in pounds per square inch.
5,200 pounds per square inch
ASTM C-579 Compressive Strength - This test method measures compressive strength, the capacity of a material to withstand axially directed pushing forces.
12,500 pounds per square inch - Verified. Not tested to failure.
ASTM C-307 Tensile Strength - This test measures tensile strength of cured chemical-resistant materials..
3,200 pounds per square inch
ASTM D-4541 Bond Strength To Concrete - This test method measures the strength of a coatings bond to concrete.
Concrete fails before POR-15. It far exceeds the tensile strength of concrete
ASTM C-501 Taber Abraser - This industry standard for the establishment of an abrasive wear by determination of the loss of weight resulting from abrasion.
In two separate ASTM C-501 Taber Abraser tests, POR-15 had:
No loss after 1,000 cycles with a 1,000 gram abraser,
Loss after 10,000 cycles with 1,000 gram abraser = 0.09 grams
Chemical Bath Test
After 200 hours of soaking in the following chemical bathes, panels coated with POR-15 experienced no changes: 10% hydrochloric acid, 50% sulphuric acid, 55% chromate, 85% phosphoric acid, 10% sodium hydroxide 98% methanol
Raw Sewage Test
A metal box that houses a filter for raw sewage in a treatment facility was coated with POR-15. After a year of service no viable undercutting or rusting was present on the housing.
Impact, Porosity and Temperature Tests
Mil-D-3134J Impact Resistance
POR-15 exceeds standards in paragraph 3.15
ASTM C-413 Water Absorption - This test method covers the determination of the absorption of chemical-resistant mortars, grouts, monolithic surfacings, and polymer concretes.
NACE Stand TM0174
0.00 POR-15 is a non-porous coating
POR-15 is temperature resistant up to 450 degrees. A test showed that no adhesion was lost at 450 degrees F for 10 hours