Corrosion test

Salt fog tests are highly accelerated corrosion tests intended mostly for material or surface coating corrosion resistance characterization purposes.

Corrosion (salt spraying) is useful for evaluating the quality and the uniformity of protective coatings. In coastal areas all equipments and materials are exposed to salt spray atmospheres. Salt fog can reach the equipment also during transportation on sea or on the roads in winter time. These conditions are simulated in Salt Fog chamber. 

Typical international test standards used are IEC 60068-2-11: Salt mist and ASTM B117. A typical corrosion test is Neutral Salt Spray with 5% NaCl solution performed in chamber temperature of +35 °C. Modified Salt Spray Tests can be based on cyclic test procedure with humidity or acidified (ph modified) test procedure.

Toptester´s corrosion testing equipment Weiss SC/KWT 1000

Test Features


  • IEC 60068-2-52
  • Nema 250 / ASTM B117
  • Def(AUST)5681 section 7.6.1
  • IEC 60068-2-11
  • MIL-STD 810G, Method 509
  • Customer´s own standard

Test equipment

Weiss SC/KWT 1000

  • Test space volume 1028 litres (1675x645x1140 mm WxLxH)
  • Temperature range 5K above ambient to +50oC
  • Humidity range ambient to saturation (1675x645x1140 mm WxLxH)
  • Several test standards, eg. DIN 50021, MIL STD 810 Method 509, IEC 60068-2-11 – test acceleration with acetic acid possible