Salt Corrosion Testing

Guarantee the quality of your products

Guarantee the quality of your products

What is salt corrosion testing and why is it important?

Salt corrosion testing reduces the risk of product failure in the field by simulating equipment's ability to withstand the effects of corrosion and to give a general indication of corrosion resistance.

Often the salt corrosion test specification requires either a drying phase or high humidity phase. These phases accelerate the corrosion effects and can promote corrosion which may not otherwise be seen.

Why choose TÜV SÜD for salt corrosion testing? 

The test is performed in a specialist salt fog chamber. The chamber atomises a salt water solution creating a fog and leaving salt deposits around the equipment under test. TÜV SÜD engineers carefully monitor the salt fog environment, ensuring that the correct salt density, pH, deposition rate and temperature are maintained.

We can provide manufacturers with the following testing services:

  • Testing of items up to 2000mm x  900mm x  1000mm (WxHxD) and / or 200kg
  • Constant / periodic exposure
  • Dedicated drying / humidity phase chamber
  • Constant monitoring available 

We provide testing for corrosion to many specifications  including the following common standards:

  • IEC 60068
  • RTCA/DO-160
  • MIL-STD-810
  • DEF-STAN 00-35

Any test not on our UKAS scope which is within our capability can be added quickly through our flexible schedule, which is a rare privilege granted to us by our accrediting authority.


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