Event Title

T4-A: Development of a Salt Fog Corrosion Test Apparatus

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Bill France A

Start Date

6-3-2018 8:40 AM

Description

Corrosion is an electrochemical process resulting in deterioration of metals working in reactive environments and loss of material over time. Corrosion is affecting materials’ mechanical properties and is ultimately leading to dysfunctional equipment components. In order to test materials’ ability to withstand corrosion and find methods to enhance their resistance, commercial testing equipment are available that can create accelerated corrosion conditions; however, the industrial large sized equipment and high price associated to it preclude their use in a small university lab. The project for the senior design team was to build a cost efficient salt fog corrosion testing chamber capable of testing multiple samples by following the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard B117-111 during the corrosion testing. This paper presents the students’ experiences and skills used during the product design and manufacture.

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Mar 6th, 8:40 AM

T4-A: Development of a Salt Fog Corrosion Test Apparatus

Bill France A

Corrosion is an electrochemical process resulting in deterioration of metals working in reactive environments and loss of material over time. Corrosion is affecting materials’ mechanical properties and is ultimately leading to dysfunctional equipment components. In order to test materials’ ability to withstand corrosion and find methods to enhance their resistance, commercial testing equipment are available that can create accelerated corrosion conditions; however, the industrial large sized equipment and high price associated to it preclude their use in a small university lab. The project for the senior design team was to build a cost efficient salt fog corrosion testing chamber capable of testing multiple samples by following the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard B117-111 during the corrosion testing. This paper presents the students’ experiences and skills used during the product design and manufacture.