Resistance to Solar Radiation

ATS' Line of Xenon Chambers

APPLIED TECHNICAL SERVICES RETURNS ACCURATE, RELEVANT DATA MORE QUICKLY THAN DO OTHER SOLAR TESTING LABORATORIES. WE PERFORM A WIDE SCOPE OF TESTING METHODS, INCLUDING FLUORESCENT UV AND XENON ARC, TO DISCOVER YOUR PRODUCT’S RESISTANCE TO DAMAGE FROM SOLAR RADIATION.

Damage From Sunlight

Outdoor equipment needs to survive more than just moisture and salinity – solar radiation can also undermine the effectiveness of coatings and materials. Exposure to solar radiation over time can negatively affect a range of characteristics, from color and gloss to impact resistance and tensile strength. Companies send their outdoor equipment to laboratories that perform solar testing, like Applied Technical Services, Inc., to determine their sample materials’ resistance to solar radiation.

ATS has accomplished materials testing laboratories that regularly perform Xenon Arc Weathering and Fluorescent UV Weathering, two testing methods that simulate the effects of solar radiation on sample materials. We conduct these methods to their relevant standards as follow:

Methods and Standards
  • Xenon Arc Weathering
    • Uses specialized arc light source powered by Xenon to simulate solar radiation
      • Can emulate direct solar exposure, sunlight through a window, etc.
    • SAE J2527, SAE J2412, SAE J1885, ASTM G155
    • ISO 4892-2, ASTM D6695, ASTM D4459, ASTM D2565
  • Fluorescent UV Weathering
    • Uses specialized fluorescent lights to approximate solar radiation
      • Can also adjust temperature and moisture, and even create cyclical weather conditions
    • ISO 11507, ASTM G154

ATS and Solar Testing

For over 50 years, Applied Technical Services has provided testing, engineering consulting, and inspection services of the highest quality. We proudly serve clients from across the globe who represent an array of industries. Our expert technicians are proud to return relevant and accurate findings to our clients more quickly than can other labs. Their familiarity with routinely performing these tests, as well as their access to ATS’ powerful analytical equipment, enables us to continually produce the results upon which our clients can rely. Allow ATS to handle your solar testing needs today – we take a closer look.

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