Salt Spray Testing Lab


Salt spray testing is a useful predictor of performance under real-world conditions. While there is no direct correlation between chamber time and years of exposure, simulating corrosive conditions will provide insight into the future lifespan of your goods and materials.

IMR's corrosion testing lab performs a variety of tests designed to simulate the effects of various environmental conditions on raw materials, components, and finished products.

We are equipped with chambers to perform salt spray testing (e.g. ASTM B117).

If you're interested in exploring IMR's corrosion testing capabilities, click here to request a quote, or click on the button below..

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Salt Spray Testing Lab- Materials Tested

  • Metals
  • Non-Metals
  • Alloy Coated Components
  • Electroplated Components
  • Organic Coatings 
  • Painted, Primed, or Lacquered Surfaces
  • Polymers
  • Composites
  • Product Components
  • Finished Products

Salt Spray Testing Lab - Related Testing Methods

  • Acetic Acid
  • CASS Testing
  • Chemical Passivation Treatments for Stainless Steel Parts
  • CO2 / SO2 Exposure
  • Condensing (Relative Humidity 100%)
  • Conversion Coatings
  • Cyclic Corrosion Testing
  • Electrical Resistivity Testing
  • Humidity (Relative Humidity 95%)
  • Moist Poultice / Cataplasm Testing
  • Passivation Testing of Stainless Steel
  • QUV Exposure / UV Exposure
  • Salt Spray Testing
  • SO2 Exposure
  • Temperature & Humidity Testing
  • Water Fog Testing
A large variety of samples in a salt spray corrosion chamber prepared for long exposure to various environmental conditions

Salt Spray Testing Lab - ASTM B117 Testing

  • ASTM A967/A967M
  • ASTM B117
  • ASTM D1735
  • ASTM D610
  • ASTM D2247
  • ASTM G34 GMW14872
  • ASTM G48
  • ASTM G85
  • ASTM G87
  • ASTM G154
  • ASTM G2700
  • DIN 50 021
  • GMW 14872
  • ISO 9227
  • MIL-DTL-5541
  • MIL-DTL-81706
  • NASM 1312-3
  • QQ-P-416

Salt Spray Testing Lab - Outcomes

Determine Most Suitable Material 

Exposure of a variety of materials to simulated conditions will help determine which material will work best for an application or whether certain materials will not be able to withstand the environmental factors of their intended use.  

Determine Longevity of Material 

Salt spray and related environmental testing will give a material a time frame of reference for use.  Materials may exceed expectations, however even though materials may seem corrosion resistant, knowing they will break down in advance of the time anticipated is discovered through testing.  

Determine Safety of Material

If a material cannot last in the environmental conditions of its intended use, it may be deemed an unsafe option.  Ensuring the safety of material is paramount in manufacturing.  

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