WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA — ASTM will offer a training course on laboratory accelerated-weathering testing, “Weathering and Durability,” on Oct. 17-18 in Minneapolis, and Dec. 5-6 in Norfolk, VA. The new course will examine significant changes in commonly used ASTM standards for outdoor and laboratory accelerated weathering tests, and how those changes can affect the way the tests are conducted and interpreted.

Specific topics to be covered include: application of the most widely used corrosion tests; differences between design-specific and new performance-based standards; how to set up weathering tests and appropriate use of control materials; use of basic statistical analysis techniques; the importance of accounting for variability; and the three basic approaches to using results from a laboratory accelerated weathering test in a specification.

For more information and course brochures, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM, 100 Barr Harbor Dr., P.O. Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA 19428; phone 610/832.9686; e-mail efinn@astm.org; or visit www.astm.org.