- Neutral Salt spray, Acid Salt spray and Copper Assisted Salt Spray are UKAS approved ( check UKAS web site to see which standards apply)
- ANOTHER NEW SALT SPRAY CHAMBER. Continued investment has seen the installation of another salt spray chamber as part of our expansion of the environmental facility
- Toxic gasses testing ( UKAS approved) such as Sulphur Dioxide ,Hydrogen Sulphide, Nitrogen Oxides
Salt spray testing is a standard test method used to check corrosion resistance of coated samples. Coatings such as paints and varnishes provide corrosion resistance to metallic parts. The salt spray test is an accelerated corrosion test that produces a corrosive environment for the coated samples in order to predict its suitability in use as a protective finish. Addition of various gasses such as sulphur dioxide can expose the coated samples to industrial or ship stack emissions. Testing can be conducted to a range of standards such as BS,EN,ISO,ASTM,DIN and BSS
ASTM B117 Salt, ASTM B368 Copper salt,BS EN 60068-2-52 Salt,BS EN 60068-2-60 Mixed gas, BS EN 60068-2-42 Sulphure Dioxide, BS EN 60068-2-43 Hydrogen Sulphide MIL-STD 810 Method 509. DEF STAN 00-35 Part 3, DEF STAN 07-55, RTCA DO160 Section 14. BS EN 60721
ASTM G85,A1 acetic acid salt spray test, continuous, A2 cyclic acidified salt spray test, A3 seawater acidified test, cyclic, ASTM G85 A4 Sulphur dioxide (SO2 ) salt spray test, cyclic, A5 – dilute electrolyte cyclic fog /dry test
Kesternich testing is another name for sulphur dioxide exposure testing. There are a number of possible test methods such as DIN 50018 , ISO 3231 and ASTM G87 which are the most commonly used methods.
ASTM B117 and BS EN ISO 9227 are the traditional neutral salts spray testing standards.Also BS EN ISO 9227 Acid Salt spray (UKAS Accredited). BS EN 60068-2-60 Mixed gas also UKAS accredited.