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Kesternich Testing labs in Chesterfield Kesternich Testing

Here at Spire Labs, we provide specialist Kesternich testing services for a range of metals and metal plated components, including diffused nickel plating. Kesternich testing, or sulphur dioxide testing, is commonly used for industrial objects, especially metal objects which are subject to corrosion. Resistance to corrosion is measured in Kesternich cycling, and this method of accelerated corrosion testing is an approved method that is used to perform corrosion tests on metallic components.

The Kesternich testing chamber in use at Spire Labs meet the highest safety standards and allow us to create the perfect conditions to carry out accurate and controlled Kesternich testing.

The Kesternich Testing Process

Acid rain and acidic industrial pollutants are corrosive and can degrade coatings and plated surfaces.  Kesternich testing, or sulphur dioxide testing, simulates acid rain or industrial chemical exposure to evaluate the relative corrosion resistance of the coating, substrate, or part itself. 

Parts or panels are placed inside a specially designed chamber and are exposed to SO2. The dosing of the SO2 gas is controlled during the test in order to accurately simulate exposure to chemicals that may compromise the surface of a component resulting in corrosion. An evaluation is then carried out in order to determine the level of corrosion resistance.

Worldwide Kesternich Testing Services

Here at Spire Labs, we provide our customers with the assurance that their products will meet the standards required with regard to corrosion resistance. Our Kesternich testing services are available to customers worldwide, as samples can be delivered to us from abroad by DHL. 

To find out more, please contact us on 01246 855617 or email us on

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