ASTM D2794 Testing

Applied Technical Services measures the impact resistance of organic coatings in compliance with ASTM D2794 testing and standards. We offer accelerated impact testing services that predict the performance of organic coatings in specific conditions.

What is Impact Resistance, and Why is Impact Resistance Testing Important?
Impact resistance refers to a material’s ability to withstand mechanical impact without undergoing physical changes or damage. Impact resistance testing helps to ensure that coatings possess the mechanical properties needed to protect substrates in various applications and environments. Failure to conduct impact resistance tests may result in premature coating failure, costly repairs, and poor product quality.
ASTM D2794 Testing Explained
During the procedure, technicians apply organic coatings to a thin metal panel before placing the panel in the impact testing device. Next, technicians drop a standard weight from a specified height, causing an indention on the material’s surface. Technicians repeat the process until failure occurs, allowing experts to analyze any cracking, scratching, or indentations experienced during the procedure. Several factors contribute to the procedure’s results, including:
The objective of ASTM D2794 is to observe coating failures in materials, allowing manufacturers to improve their quality, service life, and research and development processes. The visual examination that follows the procedure provides insight into the coating’s level of impact resistance. This test method should be conducted in one laboratory to avoid inconsistencies or issues with reproducibility throughout the testing process.
Our Commitment to Quality

Applied Technical Services provides ASTM-complaint consulting engineering, testing, and inspection services to clients in various industries. Since our founding in 1967, we have earned an extensive list of certifications and accreditations that have allowed us to expand our areas of expertise and improve our service. To ensure the satisfaction of our clients, we work diligently to provide the following:

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