Standard Salt Fog Chamber Options

Suggested Standard Salt Fog Chamber Options Available

Combination Jet Exhaust & Wet Bottom Drain Assembly

Combination Jet Exhaust & Wet Bottom Drain Assembly

This assembly is for ventilation and draining of the fog and condensate that exits the chamber. Consists of jet exhaust unit, water pressure regulator and necessary fittings. As the fog leaves the chamber through the exhaust port, it is washed down the drain using a constant spray of water (5 PSI). The Wet bottom drain provides an inverted trap for the cabinet to drain but not exhaust. The height of the inverted trap determines the amount of condensation that will build up on the chamber floor. Requires hook-up to plant city water supply line. (C260301 for #23, 24, & 410)

Jet Exhaust Recirculating System

Jet Exhaust Recirculating System

This option is also used for the ventilation of the chamber. It is designed to be used where a it is important to minimize water consumption. Rather than flushing the exhaust fog and water down a drain continuously, this fog and water is washed into a holding tank and reused to wash down more fog. This option will conserve water and reduce operating costs. This option is commonly used in combination with a Wet Bottom Drain Assembly.

Wet Bottom Drain Assembly

Wet Bottom Drain Assembly

The Wet bottom drain provides an inverted trap for the cabinet to drain but not exhaust. The height of the inverted trap determines the amount of condensation that will build up on the chamber floor. This build up of condensation on the floor of the chamber will increase the relative humidity in the chamber during the test.

High Temperature Package

Includes special heaters, CPVC internal box, and insulated cabinet and cover. Allows for the chamber to run at temperatures up to about 140 oF (160 is also available).

  1. Polypropylene cover (replaces the PVC cover)
  2. Insulation panels
  3. Rubber liner (replaces the PVC liner)
  4. CPVC dispersion tower (replaces the PVC tower)

All of the components on the chamber that would not stand up to 65 oC temperatures are replaced. The chamber is insulated to assist the chamber heaters bring the chamber up to temperature. The insulation panels also keep the user from being burned at these elevated temperatures.

This option is helpful to those labs that require or desire increased test temperatures. The standard chamber can test in temperatures up to 50 oC however the longevity of the chamber will suffer. Any testing above 40 oC on a continual basis is a good reason to have this option. Tests such as ASTM B360 (CASS testing) is a great candidate for this option.

Horizontal Dispersion Tube

This option will move the dispersion tower from the center of the chamber to the back wall of the chamber. The fog is dispersed from a “T” shaped horizontal dispersion system from the back of the chamber towards the front of the chamber. This option opens up the center of the chamber to provide maximum space within the test chamber. The slotted openings in the horizontal tube have adjustable baffles to assure uniform fog dispersion control. This assembly replaces the vertical dispersion tower.

Fog Dispersion Tower Assembly - Horizontal

Fog Dispersion Tower Assembly – Horizontal
  • PN# C100515 – Horizontal dispersion tower assembly – 15
  • PN# C100521 – Horizontal dispersion tower assembly – 21
  • PN# C100522 – Horizontal dispersion tower assembly – 22
  • PN# C100523 – Horizontal dispersion tower assembly – 23
  • PN# C100524 – Horizontal dispersion tower assembly – 24

Control Options for Standard Salt Fog Chamber

Temperature RecorderTemperature Recorder

This is a Single pen recorder; 24-hour 10″ circular chart. Includes 100 charts. This recorder will chart the chamber temperature. When purchased with the chamber, the recorder will be mounted onto the front of the chamber, and wired into the electrical panel.

Temperature/Humidity RecorderTemperature/Humidity Recorder

This is a Two pen, 7-day chart, 10″ circular chart. Includes 100 charts. This recorder will chart both chamber temperature on a dry bulb and wet bulb basis. The differential in these temperatures will provide you with the percent humidity in the chamber. When purchased with the chamber, the recorder will be mounted onto the front of the chamber, and wired into the electrical panel.

Slotted Support Bars

Racking Options

Slotted Support Bars

For holding test panels. Polypropylene bars 3″ wide x 1-1/2″ thick. Slots are standard .070 saw cuts on a 15 degree angle from vertical on 1-1/2″ centers.

 

To Fit Part # Size Recommended Quantity Per Cabinet
15 C262880 29” Long, holds 16 panels 4
21 C262880 29” Long, holds 16 panels 6
22 C262880 29” Long, holds 16 panels 8
23 C262890 41” Long, holds 23 panels 12
24 C262900 47” Long, holds 29 panels 14
410 C262900 47” Long, holds 29 panels 16

 

Slotted Support Rack

Slotted Support Rack

For holding test panels. Polypropylene rack 18” wide. Holds 4 rows of 4” wide panels and 5 rows of 3” wide panels. Slots are standard .070 saw cuts on a 15 degree angle from vertical on 1-1/2″ centers. Each holds 90 3” x 6” panels and 36 4” x 12” panels.

 

 

 

 

To Fit Part # Size Recommended Quantity Per Cabinet
15 C100321 90 3” x 6” or 36 4” x 12” 1
21 C100321 90 3” x 6” or 36 4” x 12” 1
22 C100321 180 3” x 6” or 72 4” x 12” 2
23 C100321 270 3” x 6” or 108 4” x 12” 3
24 C100321 360 3” x 6” or 144 4” x 12” 4
410 C100321 450 3” x 6” or 180 4” x 12” 5

 

Slotted Support Rack

Slotted Support Rack

For holding test panels. Polypropylene rack 8-1/2” wide, 23” long. Holds 2 rows of panels. Slots are on a 15 degree angle from vertical.

To Fit Part # Size Recommended Quantity Per Cabinet
15 C100324 40 3” x 6” or 20 4” x 12” 1
21 C100324 40 3” x 6” or 20 4” x 12” 1
22 C100324 80 3” x 6” or 60 4” x 12” 2
23 C100324 120 3” x 6” or 60 4” x 12” 3
24 C100324 160 3” x 6” or 80 4” x 12” 4
410 C100324 200 3” x 6” or 100 4” x 12” 5

Plastisol-coated steel barsSupport Bars

Plastisol-coated steel bars. For suspending samples or support larger samples. (Three each included with all new cabinets).

To Fit Part # Size Recommended Quantity Per Cabinet
15 C263010 40 3” x 6” or 20 4” x 12” 1
21 C263000 40 3” x 6” or 20 4” x 12” 1
22 C263010 80 3” x 6” or 60 4” x 12” 2
23 C263020 120 3” x 6” or 60 4” x 12” 3
24 C263030 160 3” x 6” or 80 4” x 12” 4
410 C263030 200 3” x 6” or 100 4” x 12” 5

Heavy Duty Support Shelf

Heavy Duty Support Shelf

Made of fiber composite which is lightweight, corrosion-resistant, rustproof, non-conductive and non-magnetic. Installed on the support racks of the chamber, resting on rack rungs. Will support up to 165 lbs/75 kgs each.

To Fit Part # Size
#15-22 C262910 29” Long
#23 C262930 29” Long
#24 & 410 C262940 29” Long

 

pH Meter

pH Meter

This is a digital pH meter complete with pH probe unit, 4 oz. polyethylene bottles of 4 and 7 pH buffer solution adjusting screw driver and plastic carrying case. Used to check the mixed solution and collected condensate in the chamber.

Specific Gravity Hydrometer

Specific Gravity Hydrometer

1.00 – 2.00 range in 0.010 divisions. Length 330 mm (13″). This hydrometer is used to check the mixed solution as well as the collected condensate to make sure it is within specification. This meter will read the specific gravity.

Salimeter Hydrometer

0 – 26.4% range. Length 300 mm (12″). This hydrometer is used to check the mixed solution as well as the collected condensate to make sure it is within specification. This meter will read the percent of salinity of the solution.

Water Deionizer Package

Water Deionizer Package

Consists of three Filter cartridges and one bracket assembly. The bracket assembly is mounted by the customer in a convenient location to the cabinet. The purpose of these cartridges is to convert standard water from the tap into Deionized water suitable for use in salt fog testing and humidity testing. Note: Water quality may vary in the cartridge depending on the characteristics of the water being treated. Extra Cartridges available. Minimum order three cartridges.

Start-Up Kit

Start-Up Kit

Consists of one 50 pound bag of salt, 30 gallons of deionized water, two (2) funnels and graduates, one (1) specific gravity hydrometer and one (1) salimeter hydrometer. Meets ASTM B117-90.

55 Gallon Salt Solution Mixing Tank

Consisting of: 55 gallon polypropylene tank with cover; all plastic pump, filter and piping; drip proof motor (115 volt only) (for export, 220 volt is available) ; filter element (5 micron); and air agitation dispersion assembly with air regulator and gauge. Mounted on separate stand with casters. This system is used to mix the salt solution, filter the solution and pump it into the level control system.

Power Vent Installation Kit

Power Vent Installation Kit

The Power Exhaust Kit assists in removing fog, humidity and heated air from the exposure chamber. It includes a venturi style pump in PVC piping, a 100 CFM / 2.8 metres³-per-minute fan, and an adjustable air-bleed collar to prevent a partial vacuum from being created in the cabinet.

25 Gallon Salt Solution Mixing Tank

Consisting of: 25 gallon polypropylene tank with cover; all plastic pump, filter and piping; drip proof motor (115 volt only) (for export, 220 volt is available); filter element (5 micron); and air agitation dispersion assembly with air regulator and gauge. Mounted on bottom shelf of common stand when purchased with Level Controls. This system is used to mix the salt solution, filter the solution and pump it into the level control system.

External Condensate Collection Package

External Condensate Collection Package

Consisting of 80 sq. cm. plastic condensate collector funnels mounted on individual fully adjustable hangers, piped through chamber wall to 100 ml. graduates mounted on a plastic shelf at one end of cabinet. Two or four funnels and graduates, depending on cabinet size. (#C700801 for #23, 24, & 410) This option saves time when checking the chamber collection rates and allows for checking without interrupting the test.

Humidity Pipe Assembly

Humidity Pipe Assembly

Consisting of, two plastic 90 degree elbows, one 12″ plastic nipple, one plastic spacer cap. For non-condensing humidity tests.

#C173270 Food grade 99.9 salt

This 50 pound bag of salt meets most ASTM specifications. including B117. This salt is 99.9% pure with no anticaking agents.

Graduate

This is a plastic, 100 ml. graduated cylinder. It is used to collect the condensation during the test as required by most tests.

Funnel

This is a plastic, 80 sq. cm. funnel. It is used to collect the condensation during the test at required by most tests.

Special Air Regulator

Capable of controlling pressure in bubble tower to plus or minus 0.01 PSI.

Start-Up Service

Start-up service is defined as:

  1. Connecting the Level Control System to the Chamber.
  2. Filling the Humidifying Tower and the Humidifying Tower Reservoir with customer provided distilled or deionized water.
  3. Filling the Salt Solution Reservoirs with customer-provided salt solution.
  4. The necessary heaters, controls and gauges will be adjusted according to ASTM B-117-90 specifications.
  5. After completion of the above, a fog will be generated and start-up will cease.

Start-up does not include installation, i.e. wiring, plumbing, air connections, etc. Auto Technology agrees to provide this start-up within a reasonable time after notification that the equipment has been installed.

Training Class

This is a one day class designed to teach the participants how to operate and maintain the corrosion test chamber. There is class room training as well as hands on training on the equipment set up in our facility. An in-depth manual is provided including all class notes and diagrams. This class is conducted at the Auto Technology facility in Strongsville Ohio.

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