The Basics of Corrosion Testing

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In its most common form, corrosion is the gradual destruction of certain materials, typically metals, from a chemical reaction within their environment. Corrosion degrades the properties of the materials and it’s structures, i.e. strength, appearance and permeability to liquids and gasses.

One of the most common forms of corrosion is the oxidation of metals, more commonly known as rusting. Corrosion can also occur in other materials such as ceramics or polymers.

Many materials corrode from the mere exposure to moisture in the air. Corrosion can be concentrated in one small area or it can spread across a wide surface area. Since corrosion begins on the surface there have been numerous methods created to reduce the effects of corrosion on outside surfaces, such as painting and galvanizing. However, some of these techniques are more successful than others.

Here at MVMTC we offer corrosion testing for a variety of different applications. From paint and coatings to platings and fasteners we can satisfy your corrosion needs using our state of the art salt fog system. Along with the 43 pre-programmed test methods including ASTM, MIL STD, GM, BS, DEF, DIN, VG, ISO, CCT, MCT, SAE, BMW and VDA we can also program your special test method to suit your specifications.

For more information please visit our website or contact us today!

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