Kesternich testing simulates acid rain or industrial chemical exposure to evaluate the coating, substrate, or part's relative corrosion resistance. Parts or panels are placed inside a specially designed chamber and are exposed to SO2 and condensation humidity before being evaluated for resistance to corrosion.
A specific volume of SO2 gas, usually 0.2L, 1L or 2L is introduced into the test chamber, the chamber temperature is increased to a predetermined level and the relative humidity is maintained at condensation levels. After a set period, the chamber is vented and the temperature is allowed to decrease to ambient conditions.
- SO2/Humidity mode
- Condensation Humidity mode
- Air Flushing mode
- Fully automated electronic gas dosing system
- Hermetically sealed chamber
- Automatic air purge function with canopy interlock
- Pneumatic canopy control
- Automatic drain and exhaust system
- User-friendly control system
- Digital precision temperature control
- Temperature graphical display
- Interior viewing window with illumination
- Ethernet communication port
- Also available as a table-top version.