Atmosfär Chambers – Key Features

Ascott Analytical Corrosion Testing Chambers - Global Manufacturer

Atmosfär chambers have been specifically designed for fully automatic testing in accordance with highly demanding laboratory-accelerated corrosion tests which have become increasingly popular in some sectors of the automotive industry.

These tests are cyclic in nature and comprise of exposure under controlled and varying conditions of temperature and humidity, with intermittent spraying of a salt solution directly on to the samples under test, from a high level swaying spray bar.

Two model sizes:

  • 1300 Ltr (45.9 cu ft)
  • 2600 Ltr (91.8 cu ft)

Extensive optional testing facilities:

Extensive range optional testing facilities, such as SO2 gas dosing and liquid immersion.

All Ascott Atmosfär Corrosion Test chambers feature:

  • Oscillating spray bar with magnetically coupled drive system, for compliance with the most demanding automotive test standards.
  • Integrated air conditioning unit, to achieve demanding temperature and humidity combinations.
  • Psychrometric humidity control module, for more exacting control of humidity, especially at levels around 95% RH.

Plus the features of Ascott CCT corrosion test chambers:

  • Ergonomic design low loading threshold for easy loading and unloading.
  • ‘Easy Open’ pneumatically operated canopy.
  • Dry seal gasket prevents wetting operator’s clothes, etc.
  • External Large capacity salt solution reservoirs for ease of cleaning.
  • Calibration certificate.
  • Canopy color choice.
  • Interior viewing window.
  • Consumables spares kit.
  • Easily accessible salt spray atomizer(s) in transparent hard-wearing acrylic.
  • Purge of the cabinet interior with fresh air after testing and before the chamber is opened.
  • Touch-screen, full color user control interface, employing the latest version of our highly intuitive operating software, for ease of programming and use.
  • The operating software has a very large capacity for the creation of complex multi-step test programmes, so that the widest possible range of test profiles can be accommodated.
  • The icon based control interface offers a variety of languages built-in for ease of understanding and use.
  • RJ45 communications port enabling the chamber to be wired or wirelessly connected to a local area network (LAN) for logging and remote programming via a computer running optional software.
  • A real-time, user configurable ‘clock’ to enable different test samples to be batched and have their exposure time monitored separately, with alarms to warn when a pre-set test period has been completed.
  • External portable salt solution tanks for ease of cleaning – One at 90L and one at 160L.