Salt Fog Test

 

 

Outdoor TV Salt Fog Test Synopsis

A SunBriteTV / SunBriteDS outdoor Pro Series HDTV was placed in a salt-fog chamber for 7 days, simulating 3 years of use in higher-heat, salt-weather conditions. The TV was left running continuously during the 7-day test. At the end of the test, the Pro Series LED HDTV was completely operational, with delicate internal components completely protected by the television’s durable powder-coated, rust-proof aluminum exterior. See test details below.

 

Data Report Number PR023723

Salt Fog Testing of
46 Inch LCD TV

Revision A


August 29, 2013


 

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Tested For
SunBriteTV LLC
2001 Anchor Court, Suite B
Thousand Oaks, California 91320
Tested By:
National Technical Systems
Testing Division
20970 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, California 91350

Job Information Sheet
PR023723, Rev. A

CLIENT INFORMATION

NTS Project (PR) Number:
PR023723, Rev. A
Customer Name:
SunBriteTV LLC
Company Contact:
David Kurdelak
Address:
2001 Anchor Court, Suite B
City, State, Zip:
Thousand Oaks, California 91320
Purchase Order Number:
8248
Part Name
46 Inch LCD TV
Part Number
See Test Matrix
Serial Number
See Test Matrix
Lot Number
N/A
Test Specification
ASTM B117 and ASTM G85 Annex 4
Revision
09
REFERENCES
ISO/IEC 17025:2005(E), General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories, May 15, 2005

 

Rev. No. Date Page No. Description
Original 8/27/13 -
A 8/29/13   Revised per E-Mail dated August 27, 2013
    1-4, 6-7 Corrected Part Name to read "46 Inch LCD TV"

 

  Prepared by:  

      Carole Clark, Technical Writer
 
  Approved by:  

      Randall Shaw, Technical Reviewer
 
  Reviewed by:  

      Janice Saari, Quality Assurance Manager

 

Test Summary

This report summarizes testing performed in accordance with the relevant contractual documentation listed on the Job Information Page. This document presents an overview of the test program and deviations. It is the responsibility of the NTS client to evaluate pass/fail criteria on test unit's functionality.

Test Profile Pages provide a description of test levels.

The Test Equipment List summarizes the equipment used for testing. This list also contains calibration dates.

The test sequence below summarizes the order in which testing was performed.

 

Test# Test Description Start Date End Date
1 Salt Fog (46 Inch LCD TV) 8/9/13 8/16/13

 

Comments:
Test #1 Salt Fog (46 Inch LCD TV):

The salt fog testing consisted of salt fog exposure for 168 hours with the TV on during exposure. The TV was checked for operation every day for 7 days of exposure. At the completion of testing, the TV remained operational.

 

TEST ITEM LIST

Customer Name
SunBriteTV LLC
Test Name
Salt Fog and Salt Fog SO2
Specification
ASTM B117 and ASTM G85 Annex 4
Revision
09
Para. / Method
B117 and Annex 4
Part Name
46 Inch LCD TV
Quantity
1 TV
P/N(s)
See Below
S/N(s)
See Below
Test Matrix
Part Name Part Number Serial Number Quantity
46 Inch LCD TV 4610C5824 SB4610HD 1

 

Test Equipment List

This equipment is calibrated according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005(E) and calibration is traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Calibration records are maintained on file at National Technical Systems.

Program Start Date:     8/9/2013


SC Asset # Description Cal. Due Cal. Date Test Name
SC-3765 Salt Fog Chamber Maint. Only Salt Fog
SC-3767 Air Temp. Controller Indication Only Salt Fog
SC-3766 Chamber Controller Indication Only Salt Fog
SC-4551 Graduated Cylinder NPCR NPCR Salt Fog
SC-4552 Graduated Cylinder NPCR NPCR Salt Fog
SC-3773 Hydrometer NPCR NPCR Salt Fog
SC-2338 Field Point Module 11/8/2013 11/8/2012 Salt Fog
SC-7203 PH Meter 6/13/2014 6/13/2013 Salt Fog
SC-7036 Conductivity Meter 11/30/2013 11/30/2012 Salt Fog
SC-4040 Salt Fog SO2 Chamber Maint. Only Salt Fog SO2
SC-4052 Temperature Controller 4/2/2014 4/2/2013 Salt Fog SO2
SC-4054 Tower Temp. Controller 4/2/2014 4/2/2013 Salt Fog SO2
SC-4691 Graduated Cylinder NPCR NPCR Salt Fog SO2

 

Salt Fog (46 Inch LCD TV)
Test Data

SALT FOG TEST

Customer Name
SunBriteTV LLC
Test Name
Salt Fog
Specification
ASTM B117
Revision
09
Para. / Method
B117
Part Name
46 Inch LCD TV
Quantity
1
P/N(s)
4610C5824
S/N(s)
SB4610HD
Temperature    95.7 °F Relative Humidity    98% Deviation    | Y | X | N
Support Method: Placed on test rack.
Preparation of Test Items(s): Placed in test chamber.
Orientation of Test Items(s): Per customers direction.
Solution    Salt    5% H2O    DI        (by weight)    pH of Solution    6.81/6.77
at    74.5 °F Specific Gravity of Solution:    1.036/1.035    at    74.5 °F
Start Date and Time:    8/9/2013, 14:30 Nozzle Pressure:    114 PSI
Chamber Temp.:   95.7 °F Water Column Temperature:    116.2 °F


Elapsed
Time
(hours)
Collected Solution
(Volume 802cm (ml/hr)
Collector   1 Collector 2
Collected
pH
Value
Solution
Specific
Gravity
Chamber
Temp
(°F)
24 hour 34 ml 31 ml 6.81 / 6.78 1.036 / 1.035 95.6F
48 hour 33 ml 35 ml 6.80 / 6.77 1.035 / 1.037 95.9F
72 hour 35 ml 34 ml 6.78 / 2.78 1.037 / 1.036 95.4F
96 hour 36 ml 34 ml 6.76 / 6.77 1.035 / 1.035 95.6F
120 hour 33 ml 35 ml 6.78 / 6.77 1.037 / 1.038 95.2F
144 hour 32 ml 36 ml 6.79 / 6.81 1.036 / 1.037 94.9F
168 hour 34 ml 33 ml 6.80 / 6.82 1.037 / 1.037 95.9F

 

Summary Y N Comments
Test Anomalies   X No anomalies.
Physical Damage Noted:   X Minimal
UUT Functional Testing: X   Operating during test.

 

Comments:
The salt fog test consists of a salt fog exposure for 168 hours with the TV on during exposure. The TV will be checked for operation every day up to 7 days of exposure.

At completion of the test, the test unit remained operational.

 

  Test Operator:   Michael Rudy

 

Test Photographs

 


Photograph 1:     Salt Fog Test Setup

 


Photograph 2:     Salt Fog Test Setup

 


Photograph 3:     Post Salt Fog Test

 


Photograph 4:     Post Salt Fog Test

 


Photograph 5:     Post Salt Fog Test