Salt Spray Test Chamber

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Salt Spray Chamber

Effective Lab’s Salt Spray Test Chamber checks the corrosion resistance of paint, powder-coated and plated items. Salt Spray Testing is one of the best methods to check the life of painting, coating and plating, such as powder coating, zinc plating, nickel and chrome plating, CED coating Phosphate surfaces, Alloy plating, Electroplated chromium, copper, and tin etc. Effective lab India is one of the best manufacturers of salt spray chambers. Our laboratory testing corrosion chamber is specially designed according to ASTM B117, ISO 9227, JIS Z 2371, ASTM G85 standards etc. In this chamber we create a salty environment with the help of compressed air and salt solution Solution ratio will be 95 parts of DM water and 5 parts of NACL (98% lab grade).

Salt Spray Testing is conducted using a specialized chamber that enables accelerated corrosion testing on metal coating surfaces through the application of salt fog. This chamber creates a controlled, salt-laden environment to evaluate the corrosion resistance of ferrous metals and coatings. Designed to meet global test standards, including ASTM B117 and JIS Z 2371, the Salt Spray Chamber from Effective Lab India ensures accurate and reliable results. Its adherence to these rigorous standards makes it an essential tool for industries requiring precise corrosion testing, such as automotive, aerospace, marine, and industrial sectors.

Model – ELI-SST-D250 Ltr,  ELI-SST-D450 Ltr,  ELI-SST-D1000 Ltr

What is the Salt Spray Corrosion Test?

Corrosion is the degradation of the materials of the environment. It occurs in the atmosphere where the components are corrosive and the conditions are humidity, oxygen, temperature fluctuations and contaminants. This is the most prevalent and devastating type of atmospheric corrosion. The Salt Spray Chamber or salt fog test chamber is mainly manufactured for evaluating the corrosion from the material or its coating. The chloride ions in SS corrode the surface of metal materials by penetrating the oxide layer and protective layer. 

How to Use the Salt Spray Chamber?

Using the Corrosion Test Chamber is very simple, so even beginners can easily perform complex tests. Just follow these steps for the best results:

  • Preparation: Begin by preparing the test samples according to the specific requirements of your industry standards. Ensure they are clean and free from any contaminants.
  • Loading Samples: Carefully place the samples inside the chamber, ensuring they do not touch each other or the chamber walls to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Setting Parameters: Program the chamber with the required parameters such as temperature, humidity, and duration of the test. These parameters are crucial and should be set according to the standards you are adhering to.
  • Starting the Test: Initiate the test cycle. The chamber will spray a fine mist of salt solution, simulating a corrosive environment.
  • Monitoring: Regularly monitor the progress through the observation window or digital display. Ensure the chamber maintains consistent conditions throughout the test.
  • Post-Test Analysis: Once the test is complete, remove the samples and analyze them for signs of corrosion. Document the results for quality control and product development purposes.

The Salt Spray Chamber is the most reliable instrument for assessing the corrosion resistance of coatings, providing precise and consistent testing conditions. This instrument is designed to test the ability of products to withstand atmospheric conditions.

Salt Spray Test Chamber Specifications

Chamber Temperature RangeAmbient to 40°C
Power220V, Single phase, 50Hz, 15 A
Test Air Pressure0.7kg/cm²-1.2kg/cm²
Test Chamber Temperature Range35°C ± 2°C
Chamber Temperature List Count0.1°C
Temperature ControlInbuilt PID Temperature Controller
pH value of Salt Solution6.5 to 7.2 pH
Air Saturator Temperature Least Count0.1ºC
Air Saturator Temperature Repeatability± 2ºC
Available SizeModels
1Digital - 250
2Digital - 450
3Digital - 1000
Inner Dimensions (mm)Outer Dimensions (mm)
780X620X7201540x1070x1300
950x700x7201800x1250x1250
1500x960x7102370x1400x1350
  • Various grades of metal can be easily tested.
  • For an effective mode of operation, digital controls are provided.
  • The results of testing are highly accurate.
  • It is structured with strong rigged material for effective testing. 
  • Data management is easy which allows the machine to function smoothly.
  • Designed in compatibility with industrial standards.
  • Timer functions which provide results accuracy.
  • Specific temperatures can be set for testing.
  • Transparent Canopy for see inside process.

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Test Standards Compliance

The Salt Spray / Fog Test Chamber by Effective Lab India complies with several international test standards, ensuring versatility and reliability across various industries. These standards include:

  • ASTM B117 (Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus)
  • ISO 9227 (Corrosion Tests in Artificial Atmospheres – Salt Spray Tests)
  • JIS Z 2371 (Salt Spray Testing Method)
  • IEC 60068-2-11 (Environmental Testing – Test Ka: Salt Mist)

What is the Salt Spray Test?

The Salt Spray Test is a laboratory test that is conducted to test the corrosion resistance properties of several metals and coatings. This test is conducted by using a machine which is termed a Salt Spray Chamber. It includes subjecting test specimens, under carefully monitored conditions, to a salt spray or salt fog environment for a predetermined amount of time. In sectors where materials are subjected to severe environmental conditions that include salt, which can accelerate corrosion, like the automotive, aerospace, and marine industries, this test is very crucial.

Manufacturers can evaluate how long-lasting and corrosion-resistant their goods and coatings are by using the salt spray test results. 

How many test methods are in the SST Chamber?

When it comes to corrosion testing methods, there is only one common method, which is called salt spray testing. These tests guarantee material longevity, lower maintenance costs, and assure safety. It is a chamber used to simulate the effects of corrosion on test samples by spraying them with a salt solution. This aids in assessing the resilience and longevity of materials. It is a common technique used in different industries to check the durability of a product.

As we know, the salt spray test is also called the salt spray fog test or corrosion test in technical language. This is a standardized test method used to evaluate the corrosion resistance of a material or surface coating. It involves exposing test samples to a salt-laden (dense) mist or fog in a controlled environment for a certain period. The main objective of this test is to simulate or accelerate the effects of corrosive environment exposure on materials or coatings.

Test methods

There are three types of test methods used in salt spray testing as per the standards like ASTM B117.

  • Acetic Acid Salt Spray Test: Material for testing, Chromium Plating and Cadmium Plating on Zinc and Steel.
  • 5% Neutral Salt Spray Test: Material for testing, Platings and coatings on metallic parts.
  • CASS( Copper Accelerated Salt Spray Test): Material for testing, Decorative Copper Nickel chrome plating, Zinc die castings, Anodized Aluminium.

In SST, a 5% solution of NaCl is made and salt fog is produced in the salt spray test machine. The sample to be tested is placed inside the salt spray fog chamber and changes in the sample would be monitored.

History of Salt Spray Tester

The first testing method was developed in 1910. It was not standardized for 30 years. It was done after 30 years on the release of ASTM B117 in 1939. The earliest standard varies significantly in which the level of salt is 20%. This concentration of salt was high and it causes problems in accurate test results. Later, it was discovered that reducing the salt concentration to 5% would accelerate the test result without any negative drawbacks. So, in 1954 the ASTM standard was revised with a concentration of 5% NaCl. All standards of our michine ASTM B117, ISO 9227, JIS Z 2371, ASTM G85 etc.

Parts required for Salt Spray Test

The following parts can be salt spray tested.

  • ED coating parts
  • Painted Parts
  • Phosphate Parts
  • Powder Coating Parts
  • Zinc Plating and Zinc Alloy Platings

Preparation of solution for SST

Preparing a solution for SST is carried out in a very easy method. All you have to do is just take fresh DM water add 5% NaCl in the water and mix it well. 

Most importantly, check the pH of the DM water before dissolving in the NaCl.

Parameters required for Salt Spray testing

For conducting a salt spray test, the following parameters are required.

  • pH: 6.5-7.2
  • Temperature of test chamber: 35+-1degree
  • Spray Pressure: 0.7-1.8kg/cm2
  • Temperature of saturated tank: 47+-1degree
  • Fog Collection: 0.85-2.0ml/h for 80cm2.

Importance of Using a Salt Spray Chamber

The Salt Spray Test Chamber plays a critical role in product development and quality assurance. By simulating harsh environmental conditions, it helps in:

  • Enhancing Product Durability: Identifying and mitigating potential weaknesses in materials and coatings.
  • Meeting Industry Standards: Ensuring products comply with international standards for corrosion resistance.
  • Improving Customer Satisfaction: Delivering reliable and long-lasting products to end-users.

Applications

The Salt Spray Chamber finds applications across various industries, including:

  • Automotive: Testing the corrosion resistance of automotive components like body panels, fasteners, and exhaust systems.
  • Aerospace: Evaluating the durability of aircraft parts and coatings exposed to corrosive environments.
  • Electronics: Ensuring the longevity and reliability of electronic devices and components.
  • Coatings and Paints: Assessing the protective capabilities of different coatings and paint systems.
  • Marine: Testing materials and components used in marine environments for resistance to saltwater corrosion.

What is the Salt Spray Test Chamber Price in India?

The pricing of the salt spray test chamber varies differently. There are several manufacturers which offer several prices for this instrument. This price ranges from country to country. In every country, the price should be different. In India, the general pricing of the Salt Spray Test Chamber starts from 1.78 Lakhs INR to 4.87 Lakhs INR.

About the Manufacturer – Effective Lab India

Effective Lab India is a renowned name in the field of testing and measurement equipment. With a commitment to innovation and quality, the company designs and manufactures state-of-the-art testing machines that cater to diverse industrial needs. Their expertise and dedication to customer satisfaction have positioned them as leaders in the industry.

Effective Lab India offers the Corrosion Chambers at a competitive price, reflecting its advanced features and superior build quality. For detailed pricing information and to request a quote tailored to your needs, please contact us.

FAQ’s

1: What is the Salt Spray Test?

Ans: A SST is a test which is performed to evaluate a material and its protective layer for corrosion resistance. This test is done on an instrument known as the Salt Spray Test Chamber.

2: What is the Purpose of the Salt Spray Test Machine?

Ans: The purpose of a salt spray machine is to evaluate the corrosion of a product. This Test is commonly done by several industries to check the durability of a product.

3: What is the process of Salt Spray Testing?

Ans: The main purpose of this testing is to check the durability of a product against corrosion. It is done to check how well a product resists corrosion.

4: Which salt is best for Salt Spray Testing?

Ans: The best and most commonly used salt for SS Testing is Sodium Chloride (NaCl). Some other types of salts can also be used which include: magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, and Zinc chloride.

5: Which company makes Salt Spray Tester in India?

Ans: Effective Lab India is best Manufacturer & Supplier Salt Spray Test Chamber in India. Our pricing & quality is No. 1 in India compared to other companies. 

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