November 21, 2016
Designers of all product categories have many variables to consider during the development phase of a new product. One critical variable is the materials and components that will be included in the product design and how they will perform over the intended design life, while exposed to various operating environments.
To help support designers and manufacturer’s material decisions, UL’s Performance Testing lab in Allentown, PA, U.S.A, has expanded its performance testing capabilities to include Salt Fog & Cyclic Corrosion Testing.
Salt Fog Testing
Salt Fog Testing is required for many different product categories and consists of humidity and sulfur dioxide exposure in a test chamber. Units Under Test (UUT) are placed in the chamber and exposed to a salt fog environment for a specified timeframe and evaluated for resistance to corrosion.
Cyclic Corrosion Testing (CCT)
CCT is the closest likeness to actual laboratory testing for naturally occurring corrosion and consists of a customer’s UUT being exposed to a variety of different corrosive environments in a repetitive cycle which includes alternating cycles of electrolyte (salt) surrounding, drying, and high humidity. CCT consistently gives better correlation to outdoor environments than conventional salt spray exposure and is effective for evaluating a variety of corrosion methods.
UL’s Allentown lab is able to conduct Salt Fog and CCT for a variety of mechanism protocols cited by MIL, SAE, ANSI, ASTM, ASME, ISO, DIN, JIS and Proprietary Retail Protocols; and can support the testing needs of various products from industries including Transportation, Electronics, Aerospace, Power, Defense, Plastics, Textiles, Solar, Paint, Adhesives, Steel, Marine and more.
For more information, call us at (610) 774-1300, or email PerformanceLighting@ul.com.