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UltraOx's Salt Spray Test Results: Corrosion Resistance Proof

When manufacturers are searching for a heat treat process that improves corrosion resistance, many turn to Advanced Heat Treat Corp.'s UltraOx®. See proof of its ability to withstand 300+ hours of salt spray testing below.

posted On Monday, July 27, 2020 in Blog

At the request of our customer, an agriculture equipment manufacturer, Advanced Heat Treat Corp. outsourced a salt spray test to a third-party vendor to provide our customer with completely non-biased results regarding our trademarked heat treatment UltraOx® and its corrosion resistance properties. Below are the parameters and results of the test:

Parts Included in the Salt Spray Test

  • Three (3) UltraOx®'d cylinders; with nominal dimensions: 0.75”dia. x 1.18” length
  • Three (3) UltraOx®'d cylinders; with nominal dimensions: 0.79”dia. x 1.83” length

The Salt Spray Method

The samples were placed horizontal in the chamber, as seen below, and exposed for the duration of 300 hours, under the following ASTM B117-16 “Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus” conditions:

  • Test Media: 5% Salt Solution
  • Cabinet Temperature: 95 to 96ºF
  • Fog Collection Rate: 1.1 to 1.8 ml/hr
  • Specific Gravity: 1.034 to 1.035
  • pH Range: 6.6 to 6.8
  • Tower Temperature: 112 -113 °F
  • Pressure: 12 psi

The Salt Spray Results - Zero Rust After 300 Hours

Initial 168 Hours 240 Hours 300 Hours
UltraOx - zero hours UltraOx at 168 hours UltraOx at 240 hours UltraOx at 300 hours

* UltraOx® passed the 300-hour salt spray test with zero rust!

If corrosion resistance is your priority, UltraOx® may be your perfect solution. Contact us today to see if UltraOx® is right for your application.


*Results may vary based on material used, geometry of the part, etc. Contact an Advanced Heat Treat Corp. representative to discuss your application. 

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