Salt Spray & Mist and Neutral salt spray (NSS) Corrosion testing
EMC Technologies have comprehensive Environmental Laboratories offering A2LA accredited salt spray & mist & Neutral salt spray (NSS) test services
EMC Technologies environmental testing
EMC Technologies is A2LA accredited (pending) for salt spray corrosion environmental testing.
What is salt spray, mist or fog corrosion testing?
The salt mist test is performed to determine the effectiveness of protective coatings and finishes on materials. It may also be applied to determine the effects of salt deposits on the physical and electrical aspects of material.
Salt spray corrosion testing is a common and widely used test process to assess the resistance of material and coatings of materials to corrosion. Standards typically rate the exposure in hours, typically defined in the relevant product standard and grades by the intended environment.
Why do accelerated corrosion testing
Accelerated testing allows products to be artificially under controlled conditions to be subjected to corrosion that in a real environment may take much longer to occur. This effectively means that instead of waiting years to determine if your product will corrode. This helps ensure that the products materials or finish are suitable for the intended environment and could also reduce the number of product returns. This test is mandatory for some standards but can also be applied when corrosion is not mandated but the product requires testing for quality assurance purposes.
This test does not attempt to duplicate the complex environment but, rather, it provides a generally stressful situation that may reveal potential problem areas in material, thereby evaluating the effectiveness and quality of protective coatings and finishes on material and material coupons, and to locate potential problem areas, quality control deficiencies, design flaws, etc., in a relatively short period of time.
We have large programmable Environmental Chamber for salt spray and mist corrosion testing at our Melbourne branches which can accommodate most consumer products.
Melbourne – Equipment specifications:
Salt spray chamber
Internal chamber size: 2000mm x 800mm x 600mm
Environmental Testing – Salt Spray/Mist Corrosion Testing
Our A2LA accreditation covers (pending for some standards) the following standards
MIL-STD-810D Method 509.2
MIL-STD-810E Method 509.3
MIL-STD-810F Method 509.4
MIL-STD-810G Method 509.6
MIL-STD-810H Method 509.7
MIL-STD-202H Method 101
RTCA/DO-160G Section 14
ASTM B 117
IEC/EN 50155 (Table 12, Test 9)
IEC/EN 60945 (Clause 8.12)
Expert Advice & Testing
Our engineers can help prepare your test plan and help with determining your testing requirements. We also offer many other product compliance services. Click here to download ‘MIL STD 810 department of defense test method standard: environmental engineering considerations and laboratory tests‘ for free from everyspec.com (external website link).
Get in touch and find out how we can help with your next product compliance approvals. We also offer other environmental product testing services along with EMC, Radio, SAR and electrical safety testing. Contact one of our experts and experience our testing services for yourself.
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