Customer Focus: Corrosion causes billions of dollars in product and infrastructure damage every year. Corrosion degrades the useful properties of metals. This can include loss of strength, appearance, and permeability to liquids and gases. All metals and their alloys are susceptible to some form of corrosion. Even corrosion resistant alloys can show stress corrosion cracking in some environments. Salt solutions can cause several types of corrosion in aluminum alloys.
In addition to metals, Secat offers testing of electroplated coatings, anodized coatings, painted, epoxies or any other type of coated metal product. Effective substrate preparation and coating application is critical to producing a functional coating. Over time, water penetrates coatings in high humidity environments which can lead to blistering as the substrate corrodes. Additionally, coatings can also be damaged leading to corrosion creep, filiform corrosion, or coating detachment. In just a few days or weeks, Secat’s Q-FOG tester can reproduce the corrosion damage that occurs over months or years outdoors on your bare metal or coated metal sample.
Cyclic corrosion testing provides the best possible laboratory simulation of natural atmospheric corrosion. Research indicates that cyclic corrosion testing results are similar to outdoor environments in resulting structure, morphology, and relative corrosion rates. Secat’s Q-FOG cyclic corrosion chamber can perform traditional salt spray, Prohesion, and most cyclic automotive tests.
Whether you need standard salt fog, ASSET, ASTM (B117, G85 – Annex 1 thru 5), high humidity or automotive specification corrosion testing, Secat can help! Please inquire today!
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