Salt Fog/Salt Spray Testing Service Spotlight

Salt Fog / Salt Spray Testing

From the routine to the extremely specialized, ARL can meet all of your Environmental Testing needs. Our lab performs a wide variety of environmental testing (also known in some fields as climatic testing), including Salt Fog / Salt Spray tests:

Salt Fog is a specialized test used to evaluate the resistance to corrosion of paints, coatings or electrical connections. Our chambers provide exposure to a salt intensive atmosphere at temperatures of the customer’s choice.

Salt Spray is an accelerated corrosion test that produces a corrosive attack to determine the effectiveness of protective coatings and finishes on materials. It may also be applied to determine the effects of salt deposits on the physical and electrical aspects of material. This test is to be applied to compare the resistance to deterioration from salt mist of specimens of similar construction. It is useful for evaluating the quality and the uniformity of protective coatings.

  • Temperature, Specific Gravity, pH and Fog Rate are controlled
  • Standards: ASTM, IEC, Military & Others

Other Environmental Tests performed by ARL, include:

Our facilities also allow us to fulfill each of your environmental testing mandates as ARL has 22 temperature, temperature cycling, and humidity chambers ranging in dimension from 8 to 80 cubic feet. Additionally, our test capabilities allow customer-designed products to meet their qualification test requirements and, more importantly, survive the environmental stresses seen in the field. Notably, we can perform environmental testing to meet a broad range of specifications, including IEC, MIL-STD, DO-160, SAE, NEBS, ASTM, ISTA, and others.

Contact our staff today and let us determine the most appropriate environmental testing profile for your product.

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About ARL

Recognized as one of the top product reliability labs in the country with a unique balance of testing, consulting and on-site staffing services, Austin Reliability Labs (ARL) is a place where we recognize the hard work and passion that goes into the design and development of your product and want to find any problems in an effort to perfect it. We also understand a reputation is something that builds over time, so we focus on establishing long-term partnerships with each of our clients. With that in mind, we not only specialize in writing and developing all of the tests that we perform, but, unlike other labs, we provide pass / fail reports on all of our tests and decipher the results for you in order to maximize your product’s success. In addition to our on-site staffing and consulting services, ARL’s full array of reliability testing services include: HALT / HASS, Battery Life Tests, Qualification Tests, Environmental Tests, Mechanical Tests, Additive Manufacturing Tests and Custom Tests.

We believe quality is infused by finding every flaw in a product and methodically removing each one until the product shines. As a result, only a thorough, comprehensive reliability test program, as provided by ARL, will allow a product to emerge that will earn or maintain an unsullied and clean brand reputation.