Salt Contamination Testing

For many industries in the UK it is essential that the level of contaminants on a surface is measured prior to application of coatings to ensure the quality of the coating will perform at optimum level.  Surface contamination from salts such as chlorides, sulphates and nitrates has been shown to lead to blistering of organic coatings particularly in immersion conditions.   Monitoring and recording the level of contaminants prior to applying any number of layers of coating will ensure the quality of the coating achieves its optimum lifetime.

Salt contamination on metals and other surfaces has been shown to cause millions of pounds worth of corrosion and coating damage worldwide.  Undetected and invisible contamination leads to:

  • Premature corrosion-induced failure of plant items (stress corrosion cracking, crevice corrosion etc.)
  • Early failure of paints and coatings due to loss of adhesion
  • Interference with operating processes

Dyne Testing has a range of products to measure the level of salt contamination including the increasingly popular Soluble Salt Meter (SSM) manufactured by Hedon, who are based in The Netherlands; Amec’s SCM400, a rapid, sturdy and reliable Salt Contamination Meter and the well known Bresle Test Kit which uses the patch method for measuring salt contamination.

Choose your preferred salt contamination test method by clicking on the product link below:


Soluble Salt Meter (SSM)

Fully automated soluble salt meter for establishing salt contamination.  Equivalent to the Bresle method, the hand held design provides a self-contained, easily transportable, unit for soluble salt measurements.


Salt Contamination Meter (SCM400)

This unit gives rapid, reliable, direct digital readouts of the surface contamination down to very low levels.  The SCM400 is compact, easy to use and is the perfect spot check for every industrial situation where surface contamination could threaten your business.


Bresle Test Kit

To help to prevent coating failure due to salts such as chlorides and sulphates contaminating the surface prior to the coating application.  The Bresle Test is also known as the Salt Test on Steel or the Chloride Test on steel.