BCX Basic Cyclic Corrosion Cabinet

  • Overview +



    Basic cyclic tests are used to qualify a coating or material for a specific end use on a pass-fail basis, or determine the probability of corrosion of a specific material.

    Applications include: Aerospace, Appliances, Automotive, Government, Marine Craft, Paints/Coatings, Research, and Telecommunications.

  • Features +


    • Reinforced fiberglass cabinet, exposure lined with gel coat
    • Solution reservoir - 35 gal (132 L)
    • Clear cover with dual magnetic Santoprene gasket (BCX9000 comes with opaque Polypropylene cover)
    • Peaked cover prevents dripping of condensate onto samples
    • Exposure zone heated by titanium rod heater
    • Heated humidifying (bubble) tower with air relief valve
    • Exposure zone temperature up to 131 °F (55 °C) - Hight temperature option up to 160 °F (71 °C)
    • Omni-Fog Dispersion Tower or Omni-Fog II Dispersion System, fully adjustable. Built-in support ledges, front and back
    • Wet Bottom Drain Assembly; heated, with auto fill for higher and more uniform humidity (n/a BCX11000)
    • Air-assisted Cover Lifters on BCX9000 and BCX11000
    • Specifications and Dimensions (Testing Volume, Exposure Zone Dimensions, External Dimensions)
    • BCX2000 - 565L, 1.27 x 0.74 x 0.63 m, 1.93 x 0.9 x 1.4 m
    • BCX3000 - 850L, 1.91 x 0.74 x 0.63 m, 2.46 x 0.9 x 1.4 m
    • BCX4000 - 1130L, 1.91 x 0.94 x 0.63 m, 2.46 x 1.1 x 1.4 m
    • BCX9000 - 2550L, 1.93 x 1.14 x 1.16 m, 2.69 x 1.32 x 2.16 m
    • BCX11000 - 3115L, 2.27 x 1.86 x 0.76 m, 2.82 x 2.29 x 1.83 m
  • Options +


    • Combination exhaust condenser and wet bottom drain assembly
    • Recorder, 2-pen circular chart, digital display, 7 day, wet bulb and dry bulb
    • Recorder, 6 channel strip chart; 4 temperature probes and air pressure
    • Modem for remote trouble shooting
    • Solution spray, two-nozzle
    • External condensate collection package
    • High voltage kit (over 460 VAC)
    • Gas injection system for SO2, CO2, NOx
    • High capacity oil & water extractor
    • Custom sizes (extra height or any LxW) and configurations (pass-through electrical/mechanical ports)
    • Air-actuated Cover; required for tests specifying ambient conditions
    • Solution Spray; multiple nozzles (8, 12 or 16) with individual shut-off valves
    • CE, UL CSA Conformance certificate
    • High Temperature System, to operate BCX up to 71ºC / 160ºF BCX2000/BCX3000/BCX4000/BCX9000/BCX11000
    • SO2 Injection; for customer-supplied SO2, customer-supplied fume hood recommended
    • Data Recording Software; PC based, sends data to customer's computer 
  • Accessories +


    • 60 Gallon / 227 Liter Reservoir with Pump
    • BCX Exhaust Recirculation System
    • Fiberglass Bracket
    • Fiberglass Rod
    • Heavy Duty Support
    • Panel Holder, slotted
    • Paper for 2 Pen Circular Chart Recorder
    • Power Exhaust Kit
    • Spare Parts Maintenance Kit
    • Start-up Kit
    • weight per support 165 lbs / 75 kg BCX11000 (max of 3)
    • weight per support 165 lbs / 75 kg BCX3000 (max of 3)
    • weight per support 165 lbs / 75 kg BCX4000 (max of 3)
    • weight per support 165 lbs / 75 kg BCX9000 (max of 3)
  • Standards +


      • ASTM D5894
        Standard Practice for Cyclic Salt Fog/UV Exposure of Painted Metal, (Alternating Exposures in a Fog/Dry Cabinet and a UV/Condensation Cabinet)
      • ISO 7253
        Paints and varnishes - Determination of resistance to neutral salt spray (fog)
      • ISO 9227
        Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres - Salt spray tests
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