The only thing that can be a bother at the beach is all of the sand. It always seems to find its way into your clothes and hair. Even the air tastes salty. This is because 3.5% of the weight of seawater is made up by salt. Spray from the ocean waves makes the air salty, and the salt becomes like an aerosol.
Think about a car manufacturing plant near the coastline. The salts in the air stick to metal car parts, and due to their hygroscopic nature, the salts attract and hold water. When the workers paint the car, they trap the salts and water between the metal and the paint. This will cause problems for the future car owner. The paint does not adhere well to the metal and premature corrosion is likely.
We can't prevent the salts from coming in contact with the metal parts, so how do we fix this problem? Blast cleaning is usually used to clean surfaces before coating, but this technique does not work with salt contamination. The answer is testing with the bresle method and cleaning with deionized water.
The bresle method determines the concentration of salt on the test object. The process involves injecting water into a patch on the test object. Since saltwater is conductive, the water from the test patch is examined using a conductivity meter. The higher the conductivity levels means there is a higher concentration of salts on the surface of the test object.
With the bresle method, the beach can be enjoyable for everyone- even the car manufacturer.