Salt Spray Testing/Cabinet Based Corrosion Testing

  • Sometimes referred to salt mist, salt fog, humidity or corrosion testing
  • All corrosion and environmental related tests can be tailored to customer requirements
  • Typical exposure times range from 16 hours to over 1000 hours
  • Accelerated corrosion testing can be used to check protective coatings, surface finishes and material compatibilities
  • Our facilities provide a continuous controlled corrosive exposure and can combine salt spray and humidity environments.
  • Accelerated testing has a relatively short duration compared to natural environmental conditions
  • Supports correct material/coating choice
  • Semi-quantitative life assessments
  • Ability to compare quality of different supplier coatings
  • Ability to compare different coating types.
  • Continuous Salt Spray tests include: Neutral Salt Spray (NSS), Acetic Acid Accelerated Salt Spray (AASS), Copper Acetic Acid Accelerated Salt Spray (CASS)
  • Typical specifications include: ASTM B117 (NSS), ASTM B368 (CASS), ISO9227 (NSS, AASS and CASS)
  • Fog/Dry Cyclic Salt Spray tests, ‘Prohesion’ type, typically ASTM G85: Annex A5
  • 100% Humidity testing, typical test durations from 16 hours upwards, either constant temperature (typically ASTM D2247) or cyclic temperature (typically BS 3900:Pt F2)
  • Ancillary services include Paint/Coating tests: solvent/chemical resistance, water soak, paint/coating thickness and adhesion.

Matthew Mellor

Technical Services Director 

Carl Barker

Test House Manager

Roger Wheatley

Senior Technician NDT

Keith Blower

Technical Director

John Whitaker

Chief Chemist

Tom Varley

Chemical Analysis 

Graham Woodward

Chem Lab Supervisor

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Keighley Laboratories Ltd
Registered Office:
Croft House
South Street
West Yorkshire
BD21 1EG
Registered in England 164811
UK Tel: +44 (0)1535 664211

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