Corrosion and Environmental Testing

TRC’s extensive proving ground offers comprehensive corrosion testing. We can etch, corrode, deteriorate, wear and decay just about any exposed materials in open or semi-open systems. Bare steel weight loss coupons are installed with nylon fasteners on the vehicle’s underbody or in other strategic locations. Components can be tested either on a complete vehicle or as attachments to a towed trailer. Corrosion schedules can be designed to accommodate the type of component or material being tested. Materials can be subjected to our corrosion-aging test facilities for accelerated corrosion, including salt spray, salt bath, chip road, troughs of water with stone dust and fire clay, gravel roads and environmental chambers.

Our corrosion testing services are supplemented our ability to create and manage remote driving programs in locations with environmental conditions relevant to a test protocol. Environmental testing can include operation in extreme climates for precipitation, temperature, and altitude to evaluate vehicle and system performance and contribute to vehicle development. 


  • Environmental Testing
  • Corrosion Testing
  • Custom Test Programs


  • SAE J1950 Corrosion
  • Custom Corrosion Testing

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