Salt Spray Testing, Humidity Testing & More
Determine Effects of Environmental Conditions
A variety of corrosion analysis is performed at Laboratory Testing Inc. to help customers determine the impact of environmental conditions and corrodents on their materials and products. Salt spray testing to ASTM B117, also called the salt fog test, corrosion testing to ASTM A262, passivation testing to ASTM and MIL specifications and the humidity test to AMS 2700 can all provide important information for choosing materials, treatments and manufacturing processes that will ensure reliable end products. Accredited testing, over 25 years in the business, test specimen preparation capabilities and our one-stop lab for all materials and nondestructive testing sets LTI apart from other corrosion analysis labs.
Even with the best intentions and precautions, corrosion can cause damage to materials. Our metallurgical engineers can detect corrosion on test samples and research the source of the problem when corrosion does occur. A fully computerized SEM/EDS system at LTI allows assists with corrosion detection and failure analysis. The high magnification and high resolution imaging of the SEM, used in conjuction with the analysis capabilities of the EDS, can provide answers about corrosive agents affecting even the smallest areas of interest.
The variety of corrosion analysis services available from LTI include:
- Salt Spray Testing to ASTM B117 / Salt Fog Test
- Humidity Test to AMS 2700 in the range of 10% to 95% relative humidity
- Temperature testing in the range of -94°F to +356°F (-70°C to +180°C)
- Passivation Testing to ASTM A967, ASTM A380 & MIL-STD 753 Methods 102 & 103
- Intergranular Attack/Oxidation
- Alpha Case
- Accelerated Intergranular Corrosion
- Corrosion Analysis (ASTM A262 Practice A, B, C, E; ASTM G28 Methods A & B; ASTM G48 Methods A, B, C, D, E & F; ASTM A923 Method C; ASTM G66; ASTM G67)
A Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (SEM/EDS) system at Laboratory Testing provides extensive corrosion analysis capabilities. The EDS is capable of analyzing corrosion deposits to identify the corrosive agent. The SEM EDS equipment is particularly helpful in microanalysis and analyzing small areas of interest on samples. The SEM provides magnification to 300,000x and high resolution imaging of samples.
Whatever your testing needs, our chemistry and corrosion analysis laboratory will get you answers, even on orders with unique requirements or limited sample weight. Our chemical testing capabilities cover metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites, ceramics and polymers.