Corrosion Analysis

Salt Spray Testing, Humidity Testing & More

Salt spray testingA variety of corrosion analysis services, including salt spray testing and humidity testing, are performed at Laboratory Testing Inc. to help customers determine the impact of environmental conditions and corrodents on their materials and products. Corrosion analysis is an important element of both R&D and quality control. Salt spray testing to ASTM B117, also called the salt fog test, corrosion analysis to ASTM A262, passivation testing to ASTM and MIL specifications and humidity testing to AMS 2700 can all provide important information for choosing materials, treatments and manufacturing processes that will ensure reliable end products.

ASTM B117 salt spray testing exposes metal specimens and products to a controlled corrosive environment at an accelerated rate. Temperature and humidity testing are also conducted in a controlled environment using a chamber that offers a wide-range of temperature and relative humidity options. The results of these tests can assist in predicting material performance while in service, but even with the best intentions and precautions, corrosion can cause damage to materials.

Our metallurgical engineers can also 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 conjunction with the analysis capabilities of the EDS, can provide answers about corrosive agents affecting even the smallest areas of interest.

What sets Laboratory Testing Inc. apart from other corrosion analysis labs?

  • Technical expertise
  • Accredited testing
  • In the  business since 1984
  • Test specimen preparation capabilities
  • One-stop lab for all materials testing and metrology needs
  • Focus on exceeding our customers’ expectations with quality, service and delivery

LTI Corrosion Analysis Services

Humidity test

  • Salt Spray Testing to ASTM B117 / Salt Fog Test
  • Humidity Testing 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
    • 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

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.

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“I would like to thank all the LTI people who have consistently come through for me with prompt and dependable results when I send samples for chemistry checks.”

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