Weather and corrosion testing is essential to a wide variety of products and materials across a range of industries. Sunlight, heat, moisture, acid rain, salt spray and other environmental stressors both inside and outside can cause serious product deterioration over time, especially over numerous cycles. Damage such as colour change, cracking, peeling, oxidation and loss of strength occurs everywhere, and its severity can vary greatly in different climates.
Weather, cyclic corrosion, light stability and condensation test chambers can accurately and effectively simulate most conditions, and accelerated weather and corrosion testers can rapidly simulate the effects of long-term exposure to naturally varying environmental conditions and ongoing weathering.
Even materials that are resistant to either sunlight or moisture alone can fail when exposed to sunlight and moisture in combination. Do you know how well your products will last in every location where they are used? Do you know what the effect of small amounts of electrolyte is to corrosion on your product? What about the effects of forced dry-off, seasonal changes in sunlight intensity, different types of fog and countless other environmental factors? Test chambers let you understand how well your products and materials can stand the test of time in any environment.
Q-Lab Environmental Chambers
It's important to have a thorough understanding of how weathering and exposure to different environmental conditions will affect the materials and individual components you use, and your final product. To this end, Thermoline is Australia’s leading distributor of the most advanced Q-Lab weathering, cyclic corrosion, light stability and condensation test chambers, in the form of QUV weathering testers, Q-SUN xenon test chambers, Q-FOG cyclic corrosion testers and QCT condensation testers.
Reliable weathering and corrosion test data can help you predict and avoid unexpected product failures. Testing with Q-Lab's test equipment and can increase your profitability when used for selecting new or less expensive materials, improving existing materials, and evaluating how changes in formulation affect product durability.
Natural outdoor weathering and corrosion testing gives the most realistic prediction of product performance, with a longer test duration, while accelerated outdoor testing and accelerated laboratory cyclic corrosion testing give faster results. Many companies use both natural and accelerated testing in order to compare the data and ensure the reliability of any test program.
Will your products survive in harsh environments? Don't guess when you can test.