Corrosion of American infrastructure accounts for the loss of millions of dollars annually. Products ranging from hand tools to bridges must combat this phenomenon through proper design and coating protection. Laboratory accelerated corrosion testing enables clients to evaluate new designs and coatings in a controlled environment prior to release in to the real world. Applied Technical Services employs a variety of salt fog testing methods to project the effectiveness and lifespan of the coatings designed to protect products and equipment.
Reasons To Request Salt Fog Testing
Salt fog testing is one of the most commonly used forms of corrosion testing. The salt fog testing has proven effective at determining the integrity and quality of the corrosive resistance of various metals or finishes.
A standard 5% solution of NaCl, known as NSS or neutral salt spray is chosen based on the specific coating being evaluated. A number of corrosion testing standards (see below under Test Methods) will require a manufacturer to satisfy certain specifications.
How Does Salt Fog Testing Correlate to the Real World?
There is no direct correlation between laboratory salt fog testing and real world conditions. This is difficult to predict because substrates and coatings are always evolving, and outdoor environments are inherently variable on a day to day or location to location basis.
Common Test Methods:
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
US Military Standards (MIL)
International Standards Organization (ISO)
German Standards (DIN)
British Standards (BS)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Why Use Applied Technical Services:
ATS provides a state of the art test facility with the most up-to-date equipment, and a very knowledgeable staff that will provide exceptional customer service and insight on your testing. The environmental testing experts, operating out of the Marietta Super Lab, perform dozens of procedures to their ISO 17025 (A2LA) accredited standards. An ATS report is clear, accurate, and returned within a timely manner. It may contain any or all of the information below:
If your company needs salt fog testing for your product or equipment, contact ATS today — We take a closer look!