Standard Salt Fog Installation Requirements

final1autotechWhat is needed for Standard Salt Fog Chamber Installation:

  • Qualified electrician for electrical connection
  • Plumber for drain, air and water connections
  • HVAC installer (or other qualified personnel) for chamber vent connection
  • Level floor
  • Access to the outside via a roof vent or side wall vent
  • Floor drain
  • Pressurized 450 – 690 kPa (60-100 psi) ASTM D1193 reagent grade type IV water. Best chamber performance is obtained at the higher pressure ratings
  • Clean dry compressed air regulated to 207 – 345 kPa (30-50 psi)
  • Customer specified electric power from a lockable disconnect with appropriate amount of electric cord and conduit for the chamber location
  • 1.9 cm (3/4″) plastic (PVC) plumbing fittings and ball valve for chamber drain to connect the chamber to the floor drain
  • 3.175 cm (1-1/4″)(PVC) plumbing fittings for the chamber vent
  • 3.175 cm (1-1/4″)(copper or galvanized steel) plumbing fittings for the water jacket drain connection
  • 1.27 cm (1/2″) O.D.(PVC) plumbing fittings for the chamber drain connection
  • 9.525 mm (3/8″) O.D. poly tubing from the compressed air line source to the chamber compressed air installation fitting
  • 9.525 mm (3/8″) O.D. poly tubing from the pressurized DI line to the chamber inlet

Improper installation of Standard Salt Fog Chamber will affect the operation of the instrument and compromise test integrity. We strongly discourage installation in a warehouse, boiler room, garage, factory floor, paint room, powder mixing room, where outside doors are frequently opened, where dust is frequently airborne, or where humidity, air pressure or temperature vary widely. You might also want to make sure you have suitable connections for all wires and electrical connections. Connections such as these sealed products from the likes of Douglas Electrical can allow electrical components and connections to go uninterrupted and undamaged even in the most hazardous locations. For instance in locations where connections could become compromised by water, vapor or airborne particles like dust, etc.

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