Salt Fog Test Chambers - Cyclic Corrosion Test Chambers - Auto Technology

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KB Engineering offers the industry standard in salt fog test chambers and cyclic corrosion test chambers and other top test systems from Auto Technology featured on this page. KB Engineering can expertly combine the test chamber, service, training, and support for your application. Call 1-616-399-2728.

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KB Engineering can supply all of the following test systems for your application. Click to your area of interest:

Salt Corrosion Equipment

Standard Salt Fog Test Equipment

The Standard Salt Fog Cabinet is the basic unit that has served the testing community for over 50 years. Simple design to handle the traditional test specifications like ASTM B117 , Mil-Std-883, G85 A1 (Acetic Acid), B368 (Cass), Mil-Std 810D, and more…

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Walk In Salt Fog Corrosion Test Equipment

The Walk In Corrosion Salt Fog Cabinet is the basic unit that has served the testing community for over 50 years. Simple design to handle the traditional test specifications like ASTM B117 , Mil-Std-883, G85 A1 (Acetic Acid), B368 (Cass), Mil-Std 810D, and more…

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Multipurpose Salt Fog Test Equipment

The Multi Purpose Fog (MPF) Chamber is designed to meet automotive specifications for accelerated corrosion testing including salt fog, humidity, acidic acid, CASS and simple cyclic tests such as ASTM G85 Annex 5 more…

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Cyclic Salt Corrosion Test Equipment

The Auto Technology Cyclic Corrosion Chamber is the most sophisticated, advance cyclic chamber in the marketplace. Utilizing advance software for unsurpassed data collection, the CCT is capable of performing every major testing standard including SAE J2334, GM9540P, ASTM B117 more…

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Other Corrosion Equipment

Century Series Spray Chamber

The Century Series Spray Chamber is the latest in a series of environmental simulation testing innovations designed to meet a variety of automotive, industry and international test specifications such as GM 9103P, JIS 0203 R1, S1, R2, S2, IEC 68-2-18, IEC 529, and many more…

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Immersion Equipment

Auto Technologys D.I. Water Immersion Tank features Poly Propylene construction, easy lift-off Cover, and a Digital Temperature Controller in a NEMA enclosure more…

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Mixed Flow Gas Chamber

MFG Chamber is designed for corrosion testing of electrical connectors, PCBs, and any other component that requires exposure to pollutant gasses at high temperature/high humidity more…

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Multi-Gas Test Chamber

The Auto Technology Multi-Gas Test Chamber performs moist S02 tests in accordance with DIN 50017 & 50018 and ASTM G87. It delivers state-of-the-art design, bench top flexibility and more…

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Standard Salt Fog Test Equipment

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Not just for salt fog or salt spray, these multi-purpose (MPF) test chambers are designed to meet ASTM, SAE, and most all other automotive test for accelerated corrosion testing such as:

  • ASTM B117, (Salt Fog)
  • ASTM B368, (CASS)
  • ASTM D1735, (Humidity)
  • ASTM G85 A5, (Modified salt spray (fog) testing annex A5 dilute electrolyte cyclic salt spray (fog) Testing (Prohesion™).
  • Automotive
  • Industrial
  • Military (MIL Std. 810D, Mil-Std-883)
  • Method 509.2
  • Method 1009.5
  • International
  • And more……

KB Engineering offers walk-in salt fog chambers to provide an option for test larger samples. We offer a wide range of sizes, but typical sizes would be 10'(long) x 6' (wide) by 10' (high), 10' X 7' X 10', 10' X 10' X 10'.

Salt Fog Cabinet

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The Auto Technology Company Standard Salt Fog Cabinet is the basic unit that has served the testing community for over 50 years. Constructed of steel and utilizing a water jacket temperature control system these units are designed to provide the user a robust, simple design to handle the traditional test specifications like ASTM B117 (Salt Fog), Mil-Std-883, Method 1009.5, G85 A1 (Acetic Acid), B368 (Cass), Mil-Std 810D, Method 509.2, and more.

All Auto Technology Salt Fog & Humidity chambers come standard with the following features. They are included in the base price of the chamber. Additional options can be purchased to customize a chamber for your specific needs.

Standard Salt Fog Test Equipment Base Cabinet:

Interior lined with inert white PVC sheet lining. Exterior painted with blue finish coat. Smoke-grey transparent PVC lid with gas-cylinder lifting (Models 24 & 410 are equipped with Air-cylinder lifting). Cabinet is heated by a water jacket on all four sides and the bottom. Electrical enclosure, pilot lights, selector switches and wiring components to comply with NEMA 12 standards.

Standard Salt Fog Test Equipment Base Cabinet Includes:

  • DIGITAL TEMPERATURE CONTROLLERS for cabinet and Humidifying tower temperature. Accuracy +/- 1 degree F. (Certification included.)
  • Wet and dry bulb digital temperature display.
  • Plexiglas humidifying tower with aerator, relief valve and heater.
  • Low-water cut-off protection on humidifying tower heater. Heater turns off in the event of a dry condition.
  • Over temperature protection on ALL heaters.
  • Pressure gauge
  • Cabinet heaters.
  • Combination oil and water extractor and air regulator.
  • Plastisol-coated support racks. (number dependent on chamber size)
  • Three plastisol-coated support bars.
  • Leveling bolts.
  • Rust Inhibitor
  • Installation and operation manual.
  • Collector funnels, 80 sq. cm. (number dependent on chamber size)
  • Graduated cylinders, 100 ml. (number dependent on chamber size)
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Unifog Dispersion Tower: (U.S. Patent Re-25932)

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  • Complete with adjustable cone for uniform collection rates, Salt spray atomizer nozzle, internal reservoir with cover, pick-up tube and filter assembly. (number dependent on chamber size) For condensing Humidity, atomizer nozzle dispenses DI water mist.

ATO-Fill System: (New and improved solution feed system)

  • Complete with bubble tower automatic feed system for direct DI water feed into the Bubble tower from customer supplied plant DI water.
  • Also includes the Auto Technology 55 gallon mixing and storage tank that feeds directly into the internal chamber reservoir for longer unattended testing time.
  • Traditional Level Control system is available as an option in place of this system. See page 9 for a description of this item.

Walk In Salt Fog Corrosion Test Equipment

Description

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The Auto Technology Company Standard Salt Fog Cabinet is the basic unit that has served the testing community for over 50 years. Constructed of steel and utilizing a water jacket temperature control system these units are designed to provide the user a robust, simple design to handle the traditional test specifications like ASTM B117 (Salt Fog), Mil-Std-883, Method 1009.5, G85 A1 (Acetic Acid), B368 (Cass), Mil-Std 810D, Method 509.2, and more.

All Auto Technology Salt Fog & Humidity chambers come standard with the following features. They are included in the base price of the chamber. Additional options can be purchased to customize a chamber for your specific needs.

Auto Technology offers Walk In Salt Fog Chambers to provide an option for test larger samples. These spacious chambers allow us to offer our customers a wide range of testing capabilities. We offer a wide range of sizes but typical sizes would be 10′(long) x 6′ (wide) by 10′ (high) , 10′ X 7′ X 10′ , 10′ X 10′ X 10′.

Standard Features Include:

  • Interior and exterior shell painted with corrosion resistant primer and a topcoat of polyurethane enamel.
  • Adjustable temperature range.
  • Inner shell is constructed of mild steel and lined with inert PVC sheet lining.  Ceiling of inner shell sloped (as per the ASTM B 117 specification) to prevent condensation from dripping on specimens.
  • External panels of chamber will be removable for inspections.
  • The floor of the chamber is protected with non-deteriorating rubber or plastic floor matting.
  • Drain and Exhaust ports.
  • Either a single door or dual doors (depending on size of chamber and specifications of customer).
  • Above the door is a hood to capture fog and heat leaving the chamber as the door is opened.
  • PC based control system with integrated datalogging.
  • The Chamber includes horizontal dispersion tubes installed on each side of the chamber along the length dimension at the junction of the peaked roof and walls. Assembly includes 5 sets (10 in total) of atomizer nozzles on each chamber side-wall, tubing and fittings for constant fog generation. The nozzles fog up toward the horizontal tube providing for properly baffling inside the vertical pickup section and the 90 degree turns at the “t”.  This double baffle inside the pickup and the horizontal tubes as per provides proper baffling as described in ASTM B117 to prevent any “splitting” of large droplets out of the dispersion system.  This baffled system ensures an even and fine fog distribution throughout the entire chamber.  This horizontal system will also free up space on the side-walls of the chamber which increases the testing space.
  • The dispersion tubes are fed through tubing and connected to an external 95 gallon solution tank with swivel lockable casters. Tank includes cover, pump, filter, air agitation assembly, air regulator and gauge and automated D.I. fill. Tank provides constant solution to atomizer nozzles.  This tank is also equipped with a combination volume marker and overflow tube.  This will indicate solution volume and protect against water overflows during filling.
  • System includes a humidifying tower with an immersion heater controlled by the PC based computer control system and (certified) pressure gauge.  The humidifying tower is connected to a customer supplied water D.I. source and automatically fills when needed.  This system is automated for constant level control.  Heater includes low water cutoff protection.  Heater contactor will be solid state with a mechanical contactor for safety shut down
  • Heating elements are located outside of the chamber in a heater plenum.  Hot air is circulated around the chamber’s exposure zone through a 4″ space between the inner and outer shell.  These heaters will be controlled the PC based computer control system.  Elements are easily removable for maintenance.  Heater contactors will be solid state with a mechanical contactor for safety shut down.

Multipurpose Salt Fog Test Equipment

Designed to meet ASTM, SAE, and most all other automotive test for accelerated corrosion testing such as ASTM B117, D1735, B368, Mil-Std-883, Method 1009.5, B368 (CASS), Mil Std 810D, Method 509.2, and more. With the optional cycling control package, the MPF will also meet standard specs like such as ASTM G85 Modified Salt Spray (fog) Testing Annex A5 Dilute Electrolyte Cyclic Salt Spray (fog) Testing (Prohesion TM).

Features

  • A “show piece” for any lab.
  • Non Corrosive FIBERGLASS construction.
  • 35 gallon solution holding tank.
  • Four sizes: 20, 30, 40 & 90 cubic feet.
  • Transparent cover for easy sample viewing.
  • Low profile design for ease of chamber loading.
  • Instinctive controls for ease of operation.
  • Front access to all chamber components.
  • 800 number for customer service and support.
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Base Cabinet

All Plastic construction. This chamber is manufactured of fiberglass using the most advanced techniques available to ensure longevity and strength. The plastic construction of this unit protects the chamber from the corrosive solutions used, in addition to providing a naturally insulated exposure zone for consistent and repetitive testing. The chamber lid is manufactured from transparent polymer based material to allow viewing of the ongoing testing while keeping the corrosive fog in the chamber. The chamber is heated by electric heaters located below the exposure zone under a diffuser plate.

Microprocessor Based Controller (MBC)

The controller for the MPF Series Chambers is a set of microprocessor based temperature controllers. They provide the chamber with simple and accurate operation. An optional cyclic control feature provides the flexibility of a simple cyclic chamber with the ease of use that Auto Technology Company customers have grown accustom to.

Unifog Dispersion Tower

(U.S. Patent Re-25932) Complete with adjustable cone for uniform collection rates, salt fog atomizer nozzle, internal reservoir with cover, pick-up tube and filter assembly. (number dependent on chamber size) For condensing humidity applications, the atomizer nozzle dispenses DI water mist rather than salt.

ATO-Fill System

(New and improved solution feed system) Complete with bubble tower automatic feed system for direct DI water feed into the bubble tower from customer supplied plant DI water. Also includes the Auto Technology Company 35-gallon mixing and storage tank that feeds directly into the internal chamber reservoir for longer unattended testing time. The MPF Chamber is designed to meet most automotive specifications for accelerated corrosion testing including salt fog, humidity, acetic acid, CASS and simple cyclic tests such as ASTM G85 Annex 5.

Cyclic Salt Corrosion Test Equipment

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The Auto Technology Company Cyclic Corrosion Test (CCT) series of chambers are the industry’s most advanced, flexible and robust test chambers available anywhere in the world. Our Cyclic Corrosion Test Chamber can provide the user a wide range of controlled cycles to meet the greatest variety of Industry standard specifications.

The Auto Technology Company’s testing products are standard in every major automobile manufacturer in North America. We are the leader in salt corrosion testing innovation and working with companies like the Daimler Group, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, and Toyota. Auto Technology Company’s customers also included many auto related suppliers such as Delphi, Visteon, Siemens, Valeo, Magni, Henkel, Borg Warner as well as many others.

Our customers are not limited to the automotive industry. Many diverse industries use our equipment to test components and finished products. Leading companies such as, Carrier Boeing, Kohler, Lennox, Masco, NASA, TRW, Underwriters Laboratories, US Army/Navy/Marines, US Post Office to name a few.

The Auto Technology Company’s Cyclic chambers are capable of multiple automatic cycles including:

  • Salt Fog
  • Humidity Fogging
  • Dry Cycle
  • Dwell Cycle
  • Controlled Humidity
  • Solution Spray
  • Wet Bottom Relative Humidity
  • Immersion Cycle
  • The ability to go from -20C to 90C.

Century Series Spray Chamber

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Description

The New Century Series Spray Chamber is the latest in a series of environmental simulation testing innovations from Auto Technology – environmental test chamber.

Now you can accurately evaluate your product’s performance in a simulated real-world environment. Whether you need to mimic rain, a shower, spray-like conditions, or a combination of tests, The Century Series will enable you to evaluate the integrity and performance of your design quickly and effectively.

In addition to the standard integrity test for your part’s housing, The Century Series is also available in configurations which will allow you to test the parts while they are powered up!

Each chamber can be customized to include automatic controls with sophisticated data collection or with simple ON / OFF controls.

Standard Specifications

Lift Capacity:
up to 200 lbs. per carrier

Cycle Time:
120 seconds or less
(based on 30 sec. transfer)

Maximum Rack Size:
32″ (D) x 12″ (W) x 60″ (H)

Voltage, standard DC:
230 volt, 60Hz, 1-phase

AC or Hydraulic:
230/460 volt, 60Hz, 1-phase

Overall Features:

  • Designed to meet a variety of automotive, industry and international test specifications such as GM 9103P, JIS 0203 R1, S1, R2, S2, IEC 68-2-18, IEC 529, and many more.
  • Polypropylene or Stainless Steel construction.
  • Front opening door with safety interlock.
  • Chamber temperature ranges from -400C to 1250C.
  • Five standard spraying systems.
  • Optional rotating sample platform.
  • Recirculating solution reservoir with optional heating for temperatures from ambient to 980C.
  • Sophisticated computer, PLC Controls with data logging, or simple relay logic controls available.
  • Environmental test chamber

Immersion Equipment

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Description

Auto Technology’s D.I. Water Immersion Tank is better than ever! The Harshaw heritage in corrosion testing equipment has been incorporated into the Auto Technology’s craftsmanship to produce the most reliable, high quality D. I. Immersion Tank.

Immersion Chamber Features:

  • Poly Pro. Construction
  • Lift-off Cover with handle
  • Teflon coated or SS heater
  • Digital Temperature Controller in a NEMA enclosure.
  • Painted mild steel angle iron stand
  • Temperature range from ambient to 110 F.
  • Tank is equipped with a 4” rim, 2” threaded drain and an overflow weir
  • Integrated rack for the test specimens to keep parts off the floor of the tank.
  • Air agitation provided to move the water in the chamber for even heating.

Standard Specifications:

  • Lift Capacity: up to 200 lbs. per carrier
  • Cycle Time: 120 seconds or less ( based on 30 sec. transfer)
  • Maximum Rack Size: 32″ (D) x 12″ (W) x 60″ (H)
  • Voltage, standard DC: 230 volt, 60 Hz, 1-phase
  • AC or Hydraulic: 230/460 volt, 60 Hz, 1-phase

Mixed Flow Gas Chamber

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MFG Chamber

MFG Chamber is designed for corrosion testing of electrical connectors, PCBs, and any other component that requires exposure to pollutant gasses at high temperature/high humidity.

Main Specifications

Fully automated control software and recipe managementProcess Reactor Size – 36″ x 36″ x 16″

Temp / Humidity Range – 30 – 50C temp, 40 – 80%

RHPollutant Gas Range –

  • H2S: 20 – 2076 ppb
  • SO2: 20 – 1250 ppb
  • NO2: 20 – 2888 ppb
  • Cl2: 10 – 450 ppb

Multi-Gas Test Chamber

Description

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The Auto Technology Multi-Gas Test Chamber performs moist S02 tests in accordance with DIN 50017 & 50018 and ASTM G87. It delivers state-of-the-art design, bench top flexibility and more.

Features:

  • Meets DIN 50017 & 50018 and ASTM G87
  • Angled top designed for ASTM testing
  • Self-contained heating element
  • Flowmeter
  • Automatic controls
  • Shatterproof Plexiglas viewing ports
  • PVC lining
  • Bench top design
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Benefits:

  • The 300-liter chamber has been specifically engineered to meet these critical test conditions.
  • The specially designed roof prevents condensation from dripping on the specimen.
  • This exclusive feature delivers controlled, uniform heat for precise testing.
  • Provides an accurate and easy flow of gas into the chamber.
  • By presetting flow rate, time and temperature controls, accurate test conditions are met–automatically.
  • For unobstructed, safe test observation as well as the entrance of lines, leads, additional controls, etc.
  • The durable non-porous lining ensures long cabinet life.
  • The unit has been designed to operate on a workbench under a ventilation hood for greater operator safety.
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Standard Specifications:

  • Lift Capacity: up to 200 lbs. per carrier
  • Cycle Time: 120 seconds or less (based on 30 sec. transfer)
  • Maximum Rack Size: 32″ (D) x 12″ (W) x 60″ (H)
  • Voltage, standard DC: 230 volt, 60 Hz, 1-phase
  • AC or Hydraulic: 230/460 volt, 60 Hz, 1-phase