Salt Spray

ukas logoAerotech Laboratories Ltd are UKAS Accredited for performance testing of coating and engineering surface finishes using salt spray accelerated corrosion testing to American, European and British specifications.

Test specifications:

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Salt spray accelerated corrosion testing is used extensively across the metal finishing industry as a Quality Control procedure to monitor the performance of chemical processing and to facilitate continuous improvement programmes. It is also an effective test method for Process Validation used during the design and implementation phases to confirm the suitability of various surface finishing techniques.

Our standard pricing principle is based on a per sample cost, irrespective of duration of exposure required and physical dimensions of the sample (as long as it fits in the cabinet). We are able to provide digital photos of test specimens at interim stages during the exposure period or after the tests are complete.

Discounts are offered for increased quantities and frequencies. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

salt spray cabinet We operate 3 test cabinets with a total cubic capacity of 750 litres, the largest of which has internal dimensions of length 825mm, width 635mm and height 620mm (rising to 875mm at the lid apex). They run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and for 365 days of the year.

We have established a secure facility, dedicated to Salt Spray testing which is approx. 1½ miles from our main laboratory, and where the cabinet conditions are checked on a daily basis.

salt spray cabinets These test cabinets deliver the precise test conditions required with reliability, ease of operation and a robust construction. The accelerated corrosion testing service is used in all major manufacturing sectors including aerospace, automotive, defence and building and construction, for all types of coatings and finishes.

The cabinets were manufactured and supplied by C&W Specialist Equipment Ltd and they conform to all leading corporate, national and international standards including:

ISO 7253, BS 3900 F12, ASTM B117, DIN 50.021, Toyota TSH 1555G, Ford EU B 153-2, VDA 624-415, VW-1210-C, Renault, JIS-K 5622-7, SWAAT+Mastmaasis, Honda 5100Z, GM 954 P, Nissan M0007, Unichem 692/741.

Anyone who carries out salt spray corrosion testing and uses the common American specification ASTM B117 for controlling exposure conditions should know of important changes in the type of salt allowed. These changes were introduced in 2003 and are contained in the latest issue of ASTM B117, as follows:

Aerotech Laboratories Ltd only uses salt that conforms to these requirements.

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the building

Email usAerotech Laboratories Ltd,
Unit 20,
Mercia Business Village,
Westwood Business Park,
Phone : +44 (0) 24 7647 4474
Fax : +44 (0) 24 7647 4473

Registered in England and Wales. Company Number 5369834