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Proving Ground Surface

Corrosion Facility

The corrosion facility and the corrosion chamber can be used individually or in combination to accelerate corrosion.


  • Accelerated corrosion

Salt Splash

  • Single user facility red light signal-controlled approach
  • Housed in an open-ended building
  • Designed for speeds up to 30 mph
  • 35m long x 3.5m wide
  • Walled to provide splashback
  • Brine solution 15 – 20mm deep
  • Solution 4% to 6% by volume, (40 – 60 grams per litre)
  • Spray heads located at the start of the building

Mud Trough

  • Single user facility
  • The trough is walled and 35m long by 5.5m wide
  • Width allows vehicle to zigzag
  • Solution consists of water, sand and loam
  • Sand 4% to 7%
  • Loam 8% to 12%
  • Float controlled water depth of 59mm

Corrosion Facility Description – Salt Flash & Mud Trough.