Can be used to test the relative resistance to corrosion of painted samples, when exposed to a salt spray climate at an ambient temperature.
Test specimens are placed in an enclosed chamber and exposed to a continuous indirect spray of synthetic sea water solution, which falls-out on to the specimens at a rate that consumes between 1.0 and 1.5 litres of salt solution per hour, in a chamber temperature of +20C. This climate is maintained under constant steady state conditions. The test duration is variable.
This test is also referred to as a ‘cold’ salt spray test.