Kesternich testing, or sulphur dioxide testing, is commonly used for industrial objects, especially metal objects which are subject to corrosion. Resistance to corrosion is measured in Kesternich cycling, and this method of accelerated corrosion testing is an approved method that is used to perform corrosion tests on metallic components.
The Kesternich testing chamber in use at Spire Labs meet the highest safety standards and allow us to create the perfect conditions to carry out accurate and controlled Kesternich testing.
The Kesternich Testing Process
Acid rain and acidic industrial pollutants are corrosive and can degrade coatings and plated surfaces. Kesternich testing, or sulphur dioxide testing, simulates acid rain or industrial chemical exposure to evaluate the relative corrosion resistance of the coating, substrate, or part itself.
Parts or panels are placed inside a specially designed chamber and are exposed to SO2. The dosing of the SO2 gas is controlled during the test in order to accurately simulate exposure to chemicals that may compromise the surface of a component resulting in corrosion. An evaluation is then carried out in order to determine the level of corrosion resistance.
Test and GO team proudly provides, install and maintain VLM Kesternich testing cabinets in Romania