Corrosion Testing at EMCC

With corrosion testing through salt spray test we test the corrosion resistance of your products. Products in the maritime environment but also in the automotive, rail and aviation sectors are particularly affected. 

In our environmental laboratories we simulate these environmental influences and test your test specimen according to all known standards. 

For projects with additional requirements, we can adapt temperature to simulate specific climates conditions. 

At a constant temperature of 35 °C, the specimen is continuously (96 hours, 240 hours, 480 hours, 720 hours or other test durations) atomized with a 5% saline solution with a controlled pH value.

After completion of the salt spray test, the test specimen is visually inspected for damage. 

Effects of corrosion testing

ISO 17025 accredited Corrosion Testing: Extract

  • DIN EN 60068-2-11
  • DIN EN 60068-2-52 
  • DIN EN ISO 9227
  • MIL-STD-810 
  • RTCA/DO-160
Corrosion testing

Frequently asked questions

What is corrosion testing?

Corrosion test is a test performed in the salt mist chamber with a salt solution of (5 +/- 1)% by weight of salt and 95% by weight of distilled or fully demineralized water.

The test is suitable for assessing the quality and uniformity of protective coatings.

What is the purpose of corrosion testing?

The purpose of the test is to compare the resistance of test objects of a similar construction to the effects of salt spray.

How long is corrosion testing?

The individual determination must specify one of the following exposure times: 16 hours, 48 ​​hours (2 days), 96 hours (4 days), 168 hours (1 week), 336 hours (2 weeks), 672 hours (4 weeks).

How is corrosion testing performed?

The test item is exposed to the salt mist that is sprayed in the salt mist chamber for a certain period of time. The test item is then examined to see whether anything has changed on the test item, for example rust or other changes.

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