Measure corrosion resistance properties of surface coatings with a salt spray chamber

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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When you design a new product, then you are bound to get worried about whether that product can withstand the corrosion or not. From automotive parts to metal components, different parts will get deteriorated over time due to the high impact of corrosion on the materials. Thus, to make it easy for the metal components manufacturers to test the resistance of surface coatings against corrosion, we at Testronix Testing Instruments have come up with a salt spray chamber.  The salt spray testing instrument designed by the experts at Testronix will accurately measure the resistance of surface coatings against corrosion when exposed to different environmental conditions.

This is one of the amazing lab testing instruments that has been designed with a triple wall structure that will ensure 100 percent insulation. Here in this blog, we are going to provide you with detailed information about the Testronix salt spray chamber. We will also discuss how you can easily measure the resistance properties of surface coatings with the help of this lab testing instrument.

But before that, let us focus on the need of testing corrosion for different materials.

Need of testing corrosion for different materials

Corrosion is a process of metal deterioration that can be caused by the action of oxygen, water, and other chemicals on the metal. The metal becomes weak and starts to break down. Corrosion can happen on any kind of metal, from a thin layer of skin on your finger to a big chunk of steel in a bridge.

Testing the materials against corrosion is important in order to ensure that they will last longer and remain functional. Corrosion can happen over time, even if the material is kept clean and free from pollutants. In some cases, corrosion can even cause the material to break down. Thus, to overcome this issue, we at Testronix have designed one of the amazing lab testing instruments known as a corrosion test chamber. This is one of the high-quality lab testing instruments that is used to test the corrosion resistance properties of the materials with ease.

This salt spray testing instrument will stimulate the corrosive saline environment in the lab and when the material will get exposed to it, and then the users will be able to find the quality of that material. The stainless steel model of the Testronix salt spray chamber will help you to conduct the salt spray test with ease. You can read more about salt spray testing and why you should conduct it.

How does Testronix Salt spray chamber help to determine the quality of materials?

We all know that corrosion can damage the quality of the product. Therefore, whether you belong to the automotive industry or any other related industry where there the products are made of metals, then testing them against corrosion is of utmost importance. This lab testing instrument will be beneficial for the metal firms as it will easily test your products against corrosion. You can read about the benefits of a salt spray chamber and make sure that your product will get easily tested against corrosion.

The Testronix corrosion test chamber will make it easy for the manufacturers to conduct a salt spray test on the materials. This lab testing instrument has been made in accordance with industry standards that include ASTM B117 and JIS Z 2371.

The stainless steel model of this lab testing instrument has been embedded with several advanced features that include inbuilt temperature settings, temperature and timer functions inbuilt to set all test parameters accurately, and robust construction with a stainless steel body. This high-grade lab testing instrument is easy to maintain and comes with PID settings through advanced hysteresis settings. The angle of the canopy will also be maintained in order to restrict the flow of droplets directly on the test sample as per ASTM B117 standards. You can easily view the features of the salt spray test chamber HMI.

How you can perform corrosion testing on materials with Testronix salt spray chamber?

Testing for corrosion is done in order to identify any potential areas for remediation. In order to perform the corrosion test for surface coatings, with the help of Testronix salt spray chamber, then you need to follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Turn the machine ON by plugging it in the main socket into a 3-pin 15 amp socket. You can ensure that all operational safety notices and pre-requisites have adhered to the standards.
  • Turn ON the “Main ON” Rocker Switch from the Control Panel. After that, fill the air saturator with DM solution.
  • You can easily fill the air saturator with DM solution then you need to prepare the salt solution to fill the reservoir tank.
  • Once the above step will be performed, then you need to prepare and place the test specimen between 15 and 30 degrees from the vertical and preferably parallel to the main direction of the horizontal flow of fog through the chamber.
  • Make sure that the samples are placed in such a manner that they do not contact each other or any other metallic material. 
  • Ensure that the salt solution of one sample should not drip on another sample. After following these steps, you can easily commence the test.

You can read more about the working of the salt spray chamber and make sure that your sample will be tested easily. If you want a free virtual demo of this lab testing instrument, then you can give us a call at +919313140140 or you can email us at Our team of technical experts will consult you regarding all your queries.

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