Using environmental simulation methods to evaluate corrosion resistance

Determining coating system efficacy is essential to ensuring the longevity of products and preventing future failures. Anderson Laboratories has two salt spray chambers for testing finished, plated, and painted surfaces to assist in determining the potential weak points in the product’s coating. We also conduct environmental simulation to evaluate how a material or product will perform under temperature and humidity cycling and other adverse, corrosive conditions.

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Analysis Techniques

  • Crevice corrosion evaluation
  • Fog testing
  • Salt spray
  • Temperature cycling
  • Humidity cycling

Industry Standards

  • ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
    • ASTM A262
      - Practice A, B, C, E, F
    • ASTM A380
    • ASTM A763
      - Practice W, X, Y, Z
    • ASTM A923
      - Method A, B, C
    • ASTM A967
      - Practice A, B, C, D, E, F
    • ASTM B117
    • ASTM D610
    • ASTM D714
    • ASTM D1654
    • ASTM D2247
    • ASTM D4060
    • ASTM G1
    • ASTM G28
      - Method A, B
    • ASTM G30
    • ASTM G31
    • ASTM G36
    • ASTM G48
      - Method A, B, C, D, E, F
  • MIL-STD-867

Environmental Ranges

  • Temperature Range
    • Min: 0 ± 2°C
    • Max: 175 ± 2°C
    • Min: 32 ± 4°F
    • Max: 347 ± 4°F
  • Humidity Levels
    • Min: 20 ± 3%RH
    • Max: 95 ± 3%RH

Other Services

Mechanical Testing

Our knowledgeable personnel can effectively measure mechanical properties through tensile, hardness, and impact testing on a wide range of materials and components quickly providing the data you need.

Chemical Analysis

Equipped with a variety of spectrographic and analytical equipment, we efficiently and accurately conduct chemical compositional analysis at competitive prices and fast turnaround times.

Weld Evaluation & Qualification

Staffed with certified welding inspectors, we ensure your welders and welding procedures meet third party, domestic, and international standards.

Failure Analysis

Leveraging years of experience and the broad industry knowledge of our material specialists and engineers, we identify factors related to failures and determine metallurgical and mechanical root causes.


Our skilled metallurgist and materials engineers are qualified to evaluate the microstructure and material condition of your product to a wide range of specifications using visual and image analysis techniques.

Salt Spray & Corrosion

Salt spray testing, including ASTM B117, for the finishing, painting, and plating industries. Corrosion testing and environmental simulations to determine durability and performance.

Specialty Testing

We’ll leverage the expertise and experience of our staff to meet your unique customized testing requirements to get the specified data you need.

Committed to Quality

At Anderson Laboratories we take pride in offering the highest quality, cost effective, timely answers to our customers’ material challenges. We are accredited to the International Organization for Standardization ISO/IEC 17025 through American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) and our management system, quality policies and business practices follow the process model and key elements of ISO 9001:2015. You can count on us for responsive customer service and reliable, accurate test results.

To learn more about our quality processes and testing procedures, contact our qualified team today.

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