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What's a Salt Spray Test Chamber?

The Salt Spray Test Chamber is a chamber that creates a highly corrosive environment to measure the long-term effects salt has on objects and materials.

The Salt Spray Test Chamber. The only chamber that offers a 360-degree view into the chamber, it's also the most popular on the market. The MX Series has a transparent Lucite structure that is impervious to corrosion.

Two very precise temperatures are maintained in salt spray chambers during operation. This is critical for maintaining consistent salt spray concentrations and test item covers. The temperature in the internal area of the test chamber is 35°C (95°F), while the external chamber is at 45.5°C (113.9deg F span)

One-tenth of the measurement of each axis towards the center of the chamber is the working volume. These measurements, which are dependent on the size of the chamber, define the volume exposed to high precision temperature uniformity.

Temperature uniformity comprises two averages: the temperature variation in space and the temperature gradient. Temperature variation is the difference in temperature between the chamber's operating temperature and multiple other points.

The temperature gradient is the difference in operating temperatures between the points that are not directly visible from the chamber. This ensures that your devices are tested in consistent, reliable, and repeatable environments.


  • Continuous testing is possible with an automated and manual water supply system.
  • P.I.D. high precision temperature controller, The accuracy of the control, is 0.1
  • Direct steam heating reduces standby time by achieving uniform temperature rises rapidly.
  • Double temperature protection and alarms when the water level drops to ensure safe operation.
  • The mist sprays uniformly through the cone diffuser, free-falling onto the sample to prevent crystal salt blockage.


The MX standard salt spray chamber conforms to ASTM-B117, MIL-STD-202H, and MIL-STD-750F standards for corrosion testing. It can also be modified to STD-883K or M.I.L.–STD-19500.


The salt spray chambers have thermostatic temperature control that keeps the salt solution at a predetermined temperature within a reservoir with double-wall construction. The salt solution is introduced to the chamber via an atomizing tube. It can calibrate to MIL- STD-19500B paragraph 40.8 and other specifications.

Salt Spray Equipment

It provides salt spray chambers with an Atomizing Nozzle, which can then be used to test MIL-STD-19500B 40.8 specifications. The atomizing device ensures that the salt solution is evenly distributed and in the correct concentration for the test environment.

The apparatus for testing is composed of a closed chamber/testing cabinet where a solution of salt water (5% NaCl) is atomized using spray nozzles that use pressurized air. This creates a corrosive environment with dense salt water fog in the chamber (also known as a mist or spray), so test samples are exposed to severe corrosive conditions. The volume of the chamber varies from one supplier to another. The minimum chamber volume required for a specific salt spray test standard will be indicated and should be adhered to. It is generally agreed that larger chambers provide a more homogeneous environment for testing.

The tested materials will determine the variations in the salt spray solution solutions. The Neutral Salt Spray Test (often abbreviated as N.S.S.) is the most popular test for steel-based material. This is because it is prepared at a neutral pH of 6.5 to 7.2. The results are generally represented as N.S.S. testing hours without the appearance of corrosion products (e.g., 720 h in N.S.S., according to ISO 9227 Some companies and standards also specify synthetic seawater solutions. Other test  solutions have added chemicals, including acetic acid (often abbreviated to A.S.S.) and acetic acid with copper chloride (often abbreviated to CASS), each chosen for the evaluation of decorative coatings such as electroplated copper-nickel chromium, electroplated copper-nickel or anodized aluminum. These acidified solutions typically have a pH between 3.1 and 3.3.

According to some sources, A.S.S. and CASS test cabinets should not be used interchangeably for N.S.S. testing. This is due to cross- contamination. According to some sources, it isn't easy to clean the cabinet thoroughly after the CASS test. . However, ASTM does not address this issue ISO 9227 recommends that it be done.

Salt spray tests are generally continuous. Salt spray tests are generally continuous, meaning that the samples under test are continuously exposed to salt fog throughout the test. However, some of these samples do not need such exposure. These tests are often referred to as modified Salt Spray Tests. ASTM G85 is one example of a standard containing modified salt spray tests that are variations on the basic salt spray test.


Salt Spray Test Chamber is a popular choice because it is inexpensive, fast, simple, well-standardized, and repeatable. This test is popular worldwide due to its low cost and fast results. The majority of the Salt Spray Test Chamber is used today to monitor the corrosion resistance of coatings. However, they can also be used to maintain coating processes like pre treatment, painting, electroplating, and galvanizing on a comparative basis. Pre-treated and +painted components must pass 96-hour Neutral Salt Spray to be approved for production. To ensure that future batches of quality products are produced, it is necessary to comply with this requirement. The more the accelerated corrosion process is left uncontrolled, the greater the chance of batches that are not conforming. Salt spray tests are used to compare actual and expected corrosion resistance quickly. To determine whether the test passes or fails, comparing the time required for oxides on samples to form is common. The salt spray test is used most commonly in quality audit roles. It can be used, for instance, to verify the effectiveness of a manufacturing process, such as the coating of a metal part's surface. Because it doesn't create, reproduce, or accelerate real-world corrosion conditions, the salt spray test cannot predict how materials and surface coatings will resist corrosion. This is where cyclic corrosion testing excels.

Salt Spray chambers can be used to test the corrosive qualities of:


  • Phosphated surfaces (with subsequent paint/primer/lacquer/rust preventive)
  • Zinc plating and Zinc-alloy plating. (See also electroplating).
  • Electroplated chromium, nickel, and copper. Tin
  • Non-electrolyte coatings (such as zinc flake coats)
  • Organic coatings
  • Paint coatings


The testing procedure and chamber construction are standardized according to national and international standards like ASTM B 117 or ISO 9227. These standards provide the information necessary to perform the test. They include testing parameters like temperature, air pressure, and preparation of spraying solution, concentration, and pH. To demonstrate compliance with the standards, it is important to keep records of all testing parameters. As reference standards, ASTM B11 is widely used. ISO 9227 is also widely used. These requirements are used to design testing cabinets.

These testing standards do not provide information about the testing times for coatings to be evaluated or the appearance of corrosion products as salts. The customer and manufacturer agree on the requirements. Specifications for the automotive industry are listed under material specifications. Different coatings exhibit different salt spray test behavior so test times will vary from one coating to the next. In a salt spray test, a typical part of electroplated zinc-nickel steel with yellow passivated steel lasts for 96 hours without white rust. Parts of electroplated zinc-nickel steel can last for more than 720 hours in N.S.S.

ASTM International has a list of artificial seawater used for Salt Spray Testing. ASTM D114198 is the standard for Artificial Seawater. This is the practice standard for preparing and using substitute ocean waters.


Salt spray chambers are used for testing a product or material in a high-corrosive environment. This allows them to assess the object's ability to resist corrosion and the long-term effects salt has on it. Before products are released to the public, environmental test chambers assess product quality and reliability. They also identify manufacturing flaws.

The salt spray chamber is used to test the anti-corrosion properties of all materials surfaces painted, coated, or electroplated in salt spray environments. Basic salt spray chambers are compliant with ASTM, ISO, and IEC standards. They can hold 108L to 320L, 400L, 410L, and 780L, respectively.

This product is very competitive due to its reliability, speed of delivery, and excellent service.

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