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Salt Spray Testing Services

Salt spray testing and salt fog testing are corrosion test processes which subject coated or painted marine, automotive, and military equipment in a controlled environment to expose susceptibility to material corrosion. The amount of salt or saline in the spray can vary depending on the test requirements, as well as the duration of the exposure to the salt spray mixture.

Cyclic Corrosion Testing Services

With cyclic corrosion testing, the material being tested is cycled through several different environmental cycles. For example, some cyclic corrosion testing includes salt spray, temperature, humidity, or other variables determined by the test standards. A cyclic corrosion test is a testing process that more closely simulates real-world conditions where salt spray or salt fog is designed to create a caustic environment and allow the part to soak for a specific amount of time.

Corrosion Testing Capabilities

Cincinnati, OH Test Lab:
Salt Spray and Salt Fog testing DO-160, ASTM B117, MIL-STD 202G & MIL-STD 810G standards

Detroit, MI Test Lab:
Cyclic Corrosion testing with or without humidity

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  • Services
  • Products Tested
  • Test Specifications

  • Cyclic Corrosion
  • Accelerated Corrosion
  • Salt Spray/Salt Fog





Here are a few of the products that are often tested in salt spray conditions:

  • Airbag Inflators
  • Brakes
  • DAB & PAB
  • Electronics
  • Military Products
  • Roofrails
  • Steering Wheels
  • ...and more


The following are a few of the common specifications that require the use of temperature and humidity testing. Tests may also be adapted to your specific needs, view full list of specifications.

Specification Type of Product
ASTM B 117 Betakes, Nuts, Bolts, Steering Wheels, DAB, Black Boxes
ASTM G 85 Metals, Coatings
CM20106 Rev. 1 Steering Wheels DAB & PAB
GM-CM20217 & 21 Steering Wheels DAB & PAB
GMW2118GS-5-2-V-1 PAB, DAB, Steering Wheels, Roofrails
MIL-STD-810 Military
MIL-C-5541E Military
MIL-STD-331B Test C3 Military
Navistar Military
RTCA/DO 160 Commercial, Military

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