Salt spray, or salt fog testing, is a standardized test method, used to check corrosion resistance of metal materials and surface coatings when exposed to a corrosive saline/marine environment. This type of testing is used to compare different materials, coatings, or finishes to determine relative corrosion resistance.
What Is Salt Spray Testing?
All metals and alloys are vulnerable to corrosion under some environmental conditions, and corrosion testing helps compare materials, estimate the life of products, and determine if material will withstand its everyday environment. Cyclic corrosion, salt fog, salt spray testing are used to highly accelerate that environment. Salt spray testing is common because it is relatively inexpensive, standardized, and repeatable. It is widely used in the automotive, construction, and aerospace/military industries for the evaluation of corrosion resistance of finished surfaces or industrial parts.
A Salt Fog Testing Facility You Can Trust
Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions’ environmental test lab is ready to meet your most difficult salt spray testing and corrosion testing needs. We specialize in advanced, controlled corrosion and cyclic corrosion testing services. Our environmental testing is performed with Auto Technology’s model 22 salt fog chambers, the industry’s most advanced units.
Our lab technicians can perform accelerated intergranular corrosion testing with salt spray testing (salt fog), humidity, and passivation testing to simulate the effects of salt and sea, water, and mist that your product will see under real life conditions.
Salt Fog Testing Standards
Our salt fog, salt spray, and cyclic corrosion chambers are capable of producing environments that meet the following testing standards and conditions:
- ASTM certified test lab
- ASTM B117 salt spray/salt fog testing lab
- Military MIL-STD 810 method 509.4
- DO 160E
- ISO 9001:2015 by NSF-ISR at the following sites: 2758 North. 1600 West Pleasant View, Utah 84404
At our Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions salt fog testing center, we meet customer-specific or standard commercial test specifications:
- 30 cubic feet internal test chamber capacity
- Temperature range: ambient to +159.8°F (+71°C)
- 95% to 100% humidity to simulate a damp environment
We offer salt spray corrosion tests for failure analysis on the following materials:
- Metals (iron, carbon steel, copper, zinc, aluminum, stainless steel, nickel, titanium, gold)
- Ores (oxides, sulfides, silicates)
- Composites (Kevlar, fiberglass, carbon/graphite, boron)
- Polymers (plastics, nylon, PVC, silicone, synthetic rubber, etc.)
Our corrosion test chambers also ensure the reliability of electronic products such as through exposure to fast temperature cycling, thermal cycling, and extreme temperature and humidity conditions. Whatever your salt spray, salt fog, or corrosion testing needs, our testing laboratory will provide you with answers, based on your exact requirements.
Before testing, our team will consult with you on custom climatic test protocols, providing a very close approximation of the actual conditions that your product will endure. Custom test duration, visual inspection, and photos of units under test will be considered. After testing has been completed, we will provide an accurate and reliable test report for product qualification and third-party validation testing.
If you are ready for salt fog testing services or need assistance in developing a salt spray corrosion test specification, contact Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions today.
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