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 soluble 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.

PosiTector SST Soluble Salt Contamination Meter 

Equivalent to the Bresle patch method the gauge is supplied with safe dispensing tip inserts, so no need for sharp needles, reusable patches and a standard or flexible magnetic ring with no residue to clean.

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.

If you are unsure which salt meter product is right for you, feel free to call our Customer Support Team for advice on tel: +44 (0)1543 411460 or email [email protected].