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Corrosion Testing (Salt Spray, CASS, and Cyclic Corrosion)

Salt Spray, CASS, and Cyclic Corrosion Testing

Corrosion testing refers to a process conducted in testing laboratories to analyze, prevent, or reduce issues arising from corrosion. This is an important part of failure analysis, and can be applied to industrial materials, subassemblies, individual parts, or entire products. Knowing how an object will perform against corrosive conditions provides invaluable information needed when selecting materials, shipping methods, and treatment.

At Cross Testing, we can perform a variety of corrosion testing procedures, including salt spray, CASS, and cyclic corrosion testing. Through performing these tests, we can verify that the materials will stand up to quality standards pre and post-production. And provide manufacturers and other operations with valuable research and development data used to avoid corrosion problems in the future.

Whether your product needs copper accelerated acetic acid salt spray testing (CASS), salt spray corrosion testing, or cyclic corrosion testing, Cross has the equipment and expertise to help. Our state-of-the-art testing labs allow us to perform a wide range of testing procedures while documenting and recording all results. That way we can provide our customers with comprehensive analyses and actionable solutions.

Corrosion Testing Applications

Corrosion testing is a widely sought-after service and necessary to the production process for many industries. The applications for corrosion testing services run the length of product development. From the front-end design specs to responsive pivots based on expected service environments, when a product is being developed, these tests are critical.

Since all metals and alloys are susceptible to corrosion, performing corrosion tests are an indispensable resource to help operations make the right decisions. Since the effects of corrosion are so detrimental to so many products, it makes sense to test for these conditions during research and development. That way, you can perform sound material selection and determine material suitability.

So how do you ensure that your product will behave as expected in potentially corrosive environments or while being consistently exposed to corrosive elements? You partner with an experienced, professional corrosion test provider. A test provider like Cross.

With a well-equipped corrosion testing facility, we’re able to devise testing procedures applicable to your industry. We have both the expertise and the equipment to provide high-quality, accurate, and repeatable tests that are able to simulate real-life conditions your product may face. And we do it all with our world-class customer service.



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Corrosion Testing Laboratory Services

Our corrosion testing laboratories provide professional corrosion testing services for commercial and industrial operations. We can offer a wide range of corrosion testing services (including salt spray, CASS, and cyclic corrosion), meaning we can meet the needs of a wide variety of operations in our ISO 17025 accredited lab.

All of our corrosion testing is performed by trained and certified testing technicians, ensuring that you get the most accurate results for your product, subassembly, or component. Another strength of ours is adapting existing tests to the unique needs of our customers. We can perform individual tests or a combination of tests to provide the most complete and accurate picture possible for your product.

Corrosion testing (whether it’s CASS, cyclic, or salt) is necessary for many products or components to understand how materials perform under simulated conditions. When behavior is understood, a more durable, reliable, and robust product is the outcome. That’s something we work with all of our customers to achieve.

Copper Accelerated Acetic Acid Salt Spray (CASS)

Salt Spray/Salt Fog Test

Cyclic Corrosion Test (CCT)

Creating Custom Corrosion Testing Procedures

In practice, products are typically exposed to a wide variety of corrosive conditions and hostile environments. One single salt spray test may not be sufficient to determine how a product will behave in the field. That’s why we generally recommend that more than one test be performed. It’s also why we offer a range of corrosion testing solutions. That way, you get the full picture. And avoid any potentially costly problems post-production.

Our experts will work directly with you to ensure that you’re getting all the tests you need to guarantee success. We’ll devise a testing schedule and provide all necessary documentation to show how your product performed under test conditions. While also providing suggestions for better performance in the future.

These suggestions for improvement can be a valuable resource for manufacturers or other businesses. Being able to forecast product performance can provide implementation roadmaps, predict end-user satisfaction, prevent future headaches, and ultimately save money.

However, custom testing combinations is just one of the ways that working with Cross is a commitment to the success of your product. With our variety of services and high level of technical expertise, we have much to offer our customers and partners in terms of added value. And we can offer that value to your operation, too. Contact Cross Testing today to discuss the testing services your product needs and devise a comprehensive testing plan.

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Fully-Equipped Testing Facilities

Test results are only as reliable as the equipment performing them. So in order to provide total quality assurance to our customers, we always aim to utilize the most accurate testing equipment available to us. Our aim is for our tests to be accurate, repeatable, and traceable. And a state of the art product or materials testing facility is able to provide that.

Our ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratories are equipped with a wide range of testing equipment, from environmental chambers to high speed video capture. With our equipment, personnel, and expertise, Cross Testing has become an extension of the product testing and development team for many operations across dozens of industries.

Our investments into our testing lab have set a high standard for accurate corrosion testing for products, components, or materials. Between our full offering of testing equipment, our technical expertise, and our ability to design custom tests, we’re able to provide all the testing services our customers need. All in one lab. Whether it’s tests to determine that factory standards are met or to guarantee compliance with external regulatory agencies, Cross can provide the testing services you’re looking for.

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Why Cross Testing?

At Cross, the most important thing to us is the success of our customers. That’s why we go out of our way to design custom testing solutions that ensure future production success for every single one of them. All while also offering world-class customer service. And when you combine those two factors with industry-leading expertise and a cutting-edge testing lab, you get a winning combination.

Our ISO 17025 accredited testing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico can provide you with product testing, materials testing, environmental testing, lifecycle testing, and many other testing services. Whether it’s for automotive, aerospace, consumer products, pharmaceutical, or a wide range of other industries, we can help.

There’s a reason so many companies and manufacturers across so many industries choose to work with Cross Testing again and again. Contact us today and we’ll give you a reason to keep coming back, too.

Find Corrosion Testing (Salt Spray, CASS, and Cyclic Corrosion) Near Me

Offering a range of testing services from our testing laboratories in the U.S. and Mexico. Learn more about the expert testing procedures performed in our state-of-the-art facilities. We can provide you with actionable data about your parts or materials so that you can make the best decisions for your product, your production process, and your end users. We can also provide calibration services, inspection services, and metrology products through our network of ISO 17025 accredited precision measurement labs.


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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are 100% employee-owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet of paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.