The test standard summaries are for general guidance only. Though believed to be accurate at the time of writing, this may change over time. So this information should not be used as a substitute for referring to a complete test standard, at an appropriate revision level.
Note: the terms salt spray, salt mist and salt fog are all in wide spread use within corrosion test standards. In this context they can be considered to be equivalent and interchangeable terms.
DEF STAN 00-35 Pt3 CN2
Salt (corrosive) atmospheres
The purpose of this defence standard test is to determine the resistance of material to salt laden atmospheres. It covers two different test methods, which are referred to at the ‘salt mist test’ and the ‘salt corrosion test’. Details as follows:
Salt mist test
This test is based upon test standard BS EN 60068-2-11. Please see elsewhere in this document for details of BS EN 60068-2-11.
Salt corrosion test
This test is based upon test standard BS EN 60068-2-52. Please see elsewhere in this document for details of BS EN 60068-2-52.