Corrosion testing is necessary in many environments.
A corrosion chamber or salt fog chamber is a cabinet that performs tests in damp and corrosion-free environments. This is done by placing the products or objects to be tested in the salt chamber and exposed to continuous corrosion by spraying them with a salt mist. Our salt cabinet combines a salty atmosphere with high humidity and possibilities for varying temperatures.
In addition to being a leading supplier of salt cabinets, we provide cyclical corrosion cabinets. Unlike salt cabinets, these have the potential for varying temperatures. These then give a more realistic picture of reality than a Salt cabinet makes. They also have the ability to control the moisture and have a drying function. This provides a test course that is more like a real life than the salt chambers.
There are especially many maritime products that need to be tested for resistance to corrosion and moisture. For instrument panels and computer equipment to be used on, for example, boats, it is very important that this equipment operates at all times in an optimal way. At worst, it may be a matter of life and death if this equipment fails at critical times.
The cabinets that we can deliver come in standard sizes 120, 450, 1000, 1300, 2000 and 2600 liters. We have cabinets that can meet all types of test standards like ISO9227, ASTM B117 and DIN 50 021.
Ascott have been at the forefront of test chamber design for many years, their latest product range embodies customer led innovation, blending performance with technical excellence. The creation and control of corrosive climates has never been more demanding. The development of new materials and surface coatings, plus increasing user expectations gives rise to ever more rigorous testing. Ascott chambers will ensure your testing is precise, compliant and repeatable.
Bench model, 120 liter
Salt Spray Corrosion Test Chambers
The salt spray test (also known as salt fog or salt mist) has been the bench-mark corrosion test in many industries for decades. With such a long history, so much test data and many international test standards written around it, it remains a very popular choice as a relatively quick comparative test, to check whether or not test samples corrode in accordance with expectations. It’s main application is therefore to audit the effectiveness of a production process.
Cyclic Corrosion Test (CCT) Chambers
Cyclic Corrosion Testing is a means of recreating/accelerating a variety of corrosive climates, within the convenience of a test chamber. It is a useful test for predicting the life expectancy of materials and components under simulated service life conditions. It has gained wide acceptance, particularly in the automotive industry, where many manufacturers have developed their own CCT standards.