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High Performance Liquid Chromatography
HPLC / GPC at 150C
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3,000 F Static and Fatigue Testing with Hydraulic Grips
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For determination of TML, CVCM & WVR
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Per G.E. Aircraft Engines
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Plating thickness measurements, Chemical composition analysis
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Environmental Testing
 
Description
 Environmental Testing is to determine the resistance of your materials or coatings to various environmental conditions.This is done with laboratory testing procedures such as: Salt Spray Testing, Humidity Testing, QUV Testing (for ultraviolet light, heat, and moisture evaluations), Prohesion/ QUV Testing, and Thermal Cycling. These tests give you a good idea of how well your product performs in realistic conditions in an accelerated fashion-sometimes in as little as a couple of days.
 
Capabilities
 Environmental Exposure capabilities include Accelerated Ultraviolet Exposure by Carbon Arc and QUV (ASTM G1534 & G154), Vacuum Outgassing to 10-7 Torr. We have four Temperature & Humidity chambers, 12 Elevated Temperature Chambers, 2 Thermal Shock Chambers, Constant Temperature Water Baths, and Ozone.

Bemco Thermal cycling: Cycling materials from high temperature conditions to low temp micro-crack evaluation/ photomicrography is available. In our Blue M and Tenney thermal shock chambers, test samples are exposed to a sudden change in temperature from elevated (up to +375F) to sub ambient (down to -100F). The effects sustained from multiple cycles are evaluated. Many thermo set resins with a fiber matrix will begin to form micro cracks due to this sudden shock and the difference in the fibers CTE.

Atlas Weatherometer chamber: A simulation of natural light and water exposure by means of a Carbon-Arc source to simulate high intensity Ultraviolet exposure for accelerated aging. (ASTM G154) Q-Panel QUV accelerated ultraviolet exposure: Samples are exposed to set cycles of high intensity Ultraviolet light, elevated temperatures, and moisture to determine accelerated degradation of materials when exposed to these elements.

CSI Salt Spray (fog) chamber: provides a salt fog environment to check corrosion resistance of ferrous, non-ferrous, organic, and non-organic coatings. (ASTM B117) Varian Vacuum Outgassing chamber: A simulated space environment with capabilities of 10 -7 torr at 600F. Used for gaseous debunking of electronic and space application materials and parts.

OREC Ozone chamber: Accelerates aging of sample materials from exposure to high concentrations of ozone and elevated temperatures.
 
Tests
 Tests include salt spray, salt fog, volatile loss, colorfastness to light, u.v. water exposure, young's modulus, and many more.
 
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Environmental Tests
 Equipment Capabilities
Atlas Salt Spray Chamber
Atlas Xenon Weatherometer Chamber
Bemco Temperature / Shock Chamber
Bemco Temperature and Humidity Chambers
Carbon Arc Chamber
Q Panel QUV Chamber
Q Panel Salt Spray Chamber
Qual Mark HALT / HASS Chamber
Temperature Cycle Chamber
Thermatron Temperature and Humidity Chamber
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