HASTEST prides itself in providing solutions in the field of Highly Accelerated Stress Test (HAST) & Environmental Testing for temperature and humidity applications. Our employees have expertise knowledge in salt fog / salt spray test chambers, some with 50+ years. We offer a variety of salt spray chamber models with state-of-the-art design and durable construction to withstand its environment.
4423 Fortran Dr Ste 190 San Jose, CA 95134
Weiss Envirotronics is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturer and service of environmental test chambers. A complete line of standard and custom chambers, from bench top models to full walk-in and drive-in solutions to meet any testing requirement. Not sure what you need? Let one of our applications engineers help. Weiss Envirotronics is ISO 9001 registered and A2LA accredited.
3881 N Greenbrooke SE Grand Rapids, MI, 49512
Innovative design, robust construction, and superior performance make the Tenney line of environmental test chambers and rooms ideal for all of your temperature, humidity, altitude, vibration, steady state, thermal shock, constant climate, and vacuum testing applications. From stability and shelf life testing to the thermal shock process necessary to see how products and components will perform under grueling conditions, Tenney chambers offer the simulated, real life environment you need.
2821 Old Route 15 New Columbia, PA 17856
For the descriptions please use: Parameter Generation & Control's chambers feature our unique humidity control system, which enables the user to attain unsurpassed levels of RH/temperature control and uniformity. Our chambers are designed to accurately produce the temperature and humidity conditions required for applications including stability studies, package testing, TAPPI, MIL-SPEC, and vapor transmission. Our full line of rooms, chambers and equipment is available at humiditycontrol.com.
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Salt spray test chambers are used to test a product or material in a highly corrosive environment for the purposes of evaluating the long-term effects of salt on an object and its ability to withstand the effects of corrosion. Environmental test chambers evaluate product quality and reliability, and identify manufacturing flaws and weaknesses in those products before they are released to the general market.
The test results recorded through the process of salt spray testing can show the process of product decay and degradation and help predict the potential lifespan of a product or coating. Within the sealed test chamber, a salt-laden spray or a salt-fog (mainly sodium-chloride) is produced by a high-pressure nozzle to check the corrosion resistance of product coatings or coverings for products usually made from steel, brass and other metals. The metal object is normally hung from a rod or hook in order to expose the most surface area possible for testing purposes. As most metals are highly susceptible to corrosion, protective coatings are often used as a barrier between the metal and the exposure to salt spray and fog. Coatings which are often tested in salt spray test chambers include: phosphate surfaces, zinc and zinc alloy platings, electroplating with chromium, copper and tin, organic coatings and certain painted coatings.
Industries which rely on salt spray testing include automotive, construction, aerospace and industrial. The process of salt spray testing is relatively cheap, quicker than other forms of environmental testing and reasonably repeatable. Yet, replicating corrosion is complicated due to the susceptibility of it being further affected by other external factors. Therefore, the test results and the predicted lifespan of a material may not be completely accurate, and so the design and construction of the salt spray test chambers needs to be carefully considered. Industry standards in terms of size, test duration and procedure need to be understood and met before undergoing testing. Salt chambers are typically approximately fifteen cubic feet, and yet larger custom designed chambers can be made too. Using a pressurized supply of salt-spray or fog leads to an accelerated rate of corrosion in objects and therefore testing time can vary from taking a few minutes to a number of days depending on the type and detail of data required. Testing can be a costly procedure depending on the size and process undertaken, and yet it is a wise manufacturing choice to undergo environmental testing, especially in terms of long-term expenditure and future benefit.
Salt Spray Chambers - Hastest Solutions, Inc.
Salt Spray Chambers - Parameter Generation & Control, Inc.