Definition - What does Cabinet Test mean?
A cabinet test is an experimental approach used to evaluate a material's response to a wide range of simulated environments of various conditions with the use of an enclosed vessel or system. These vessels are often cabinets or other vacuum containers.
Cabinet testing is used to emulate corrosion generating situations by varying particular mechanisms or contributing factors and observing their direct impact.
Corrosionpedia explains Cabinet Test
Factors such as oxygen, moisture and chemicals are introduced into the cabinet containing a metal test sample to determine the factor's impact on the corrosion rate.
Three main cabinet tests are carried out in industrial applications:
- Controlled humidity test - Changes the moisture levels
- Corrosive gas test - Changes the chemical levels
- Salt spray test - Changes the ion levels to analyze and draw conclusions about the corrosive behavior of the metal sample being examined