Salt Fog Test is conducted on equipment to demonstrate their capability to withstand and aqueous salty atmosphere which occurs generally in sea, ocean, coastal regions or simply under corrosive environment.

The effect of exposure to this type of environment can be in three broad categories:

Corrosion Effects: Corrosion due to electrochemical reaction.

  • Accelerated Stress Corrosion.
  • Formation of acidic/alkaline solutions following salt ionization in water.

Electrical Effects: Impairment of electrical equipment due to salt deposits.

  • Production of conductive coatings.
  • Corrosion of isolation materials and metals.

Physical Effects: Clogging or binding of moving parts of mechanical components and assemblies.

  • Blistering of paint as a result of electrolysis.

Most equipment are exposed to some form of salty environment during its life cycle that may affect its performance.

Thermodyne Engineering Ltd. perform a variety of salty environmental tests, such as:

  • Salt Fog Test: This test simulates a salty fog environment, which occurs at sea level.
  • Salt Spray Test: This is the case where salty water is sprayed over the equipment intermittently and dried under normal ambient conditions to expose the component to corrosive environment.
  • Immersion Test: Components are immersed in salty water intermittently or continuously to determine the effect of corrosion under seawater conditions.

Thermodyne Engineering Ltd. can perform the above tests using a variety of salts, such as Ocean Salt, Sea Water Salt or a combination of chemical.



For more information, please contact JYeremian@thermodyne.ca.
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