Salt spray test to prevent corrosion

Salt spray test to prevent corrosion

To be used in challenging environments, a connector's metal component must be resistant to corrosion, which is essential for its functionality. Corrosion is often caused by oxygen, moisture, temperature, and contaminants, which can weaken the metal and cause fractures. In environments with vibrations, this can result in short circuits and equipment failures.

To evaluate a connector's resistance to corrosion, it is subjected to a test known as a salt spray test. The metal is exposed to a saline solution atomized with compressed air within a corrosion chamber to accelerate the process and evaluate the component's resistance to corrosion (ISO 9227). After the test, which achieves in a short time what would take several years under normal circumstances, any change in the metal can be observed, and if it passes the test, it can be ensured that the connector is genuinely corrosion-resistant.

Connectors used in defense, aviation, automotive, electromechanical, telecommunications, and other industries must operate in extreme environments for extended periods, so passing the salt spray test is critical to ensure their reliability.

At CONEXCON, we provide a wide range of connectors that have passed this and other necessary tests to ensure their optimal performance in any situation. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us..


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