Cyclic Corrosion Test Chamber Ascot model CC1000xp

The Reliability and Failure Analysis Lab (RFAL) is equipped to perform salt spray and salt exposure experiments to characterize the failure modes resulting from salt-based corrosion on materials and fastening & joining hardware.

The Cyclic Corrosion chamber has the capability of applying a corrosive spray, mist, or fog to a material with adjustable mixtures. This chamber can simulate and accelerate natural corrosive agent's effects on materials. 

Corrosion testing is vital for components that will be subjected to harsh abrasive/salty environments. The key advantage of the chamber is accelerating the corrosive effects on a material to shorten test time. 

Flow rate of the corrosive agent can be adjusted to meet specific test standards or RFAL has the capability of implementing a custom test.

Upon the completion of the test RFAL has the microscopic capability to examine the effects that the corrosion test had on the object.


System Specifications*
Manufacturer Ascott
Type / Model CC1000xp
Chamber Capacity 100 liters / 35.3 cubic feet
Condensation Humidity Mode
  • Temperature range: Adjustable from ambient to +50℃ / +122℉
  • Humidity range: Fixed at 95% - 100% RH
Salt Spray Mode
  • Temperature range: Adjustable from ambient to +50℃ / +122℉
  • Salt fog fallout rate: Adjustable from 0.5 to 3.0 ml per 80 cm2 per hour
Air Drying Mode
  • Temperature range: Adjustable from ambient to +70℃ / +158℉
  • Humidity range: Uncontrolled
  • ASTM D2247 Condensation Humidity Specification
  • ASTM D1735 Water Fog Humidity Specification
  • ASTM B117 Salt Spray/Mist/Fog
  • ASTM B287 Salt Spray/Mist/Fog
  • ASTM B368 Salt Spray/Mist/Fog
  • ASTM G43 Salt Spray/Mist/Fog
  • ASTM G85 Annex A1-A5 Salt Spray/Mist/Fog
  • ASTM G5894 Salt Spray/Mist/Fog
  • SAE J 2334 Cyclic Corrosion Test Specification

*NOTE: This chart shows U.S. specifications only, but the equipment can perform others.


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