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Environmental Exposure Lab

Environmental Exposure Lab

Published 18 September 2015

The Environmental Exposure Lab has equipment to expose sensors and electronics for rough external stress of various kinds.

Expertise

Equipment

Climatic chambers

With possibilities for in-situ logging of temperature, voltage, current and resistance.

Climatic chamber: ACS Angelantoni SU250C

  • Combined cycling of temperature and humidity
  • Temperature cycling: -75 °C to +180 °C
  • Humidity cycling: 10-98% RH
  • Heating rate: 5 °C/min
  • Cooling rate: 2.5 °C/min

Climatic shock-chamber: Heraeus HT 7012 S2

  • Temperature shock-cycling between lower and upper chambers
  • Temperature range lower chamber: -70 °C to +70 °C
  • Temperature range upper chamber: +50 °C to +220 °C
  • Transfertime between chambers: 7 sec.

Thermal cycling chamber Weiss Teknik:

  • -30 °C to 150 °C
  • Dwell times can be programmed in 15 minute increments
  • Volume: 20 L

A variety of furnaces for high temperature storage

  • RT – 300 °C
  • RT – 600 °C with programmable ramp rates and dwell times (Carbolite furnace, 30 L)

Uniform temperature hot plate

Programmable hot plate with lid (PZ 28-3TD)

  • Annealing of samples
  • Max temperature 600 °C

Shaker: Accurately controllable vibration exposure

  • Multiple Simulation Modes: Swept Sine, Random and Classical Shock
  • Calibrated and Certified External Reference Accelerometer
  • LDS COMET Shaker Control System
  • Shaker Control SW w. GUI and Datalogging

PA1000L Amplifier:
- Class AB Linear Amplifier, Air Cooled
- 1.4kVA @ 20Hz → 14kHz
- 54A Peak, 18A RMS
- 37kg
Shaker 455/6:
- Max Acceleration: 117g
- Peak Force: 489N (Force Cooled )
- Frequency Range: 5Hz → 7.5kHz
- Displacement: 19mm
- 82 kg

High pressure and temperature tank

  • Tank: Length 5 m, Diameter 0.75 m
  • Sample: Length 3.5 m, Diameter 0.3 m
  • Applied pressure in chamber: 0-1200 bar
  • Applied secondary pressure: 0-760 bar
  • Temperature: 20-200 °C
  • Power for heating: 30 kW, Air for cooling: 600 m3/h
  • Possibilities for axial compressive or tensile force
  • Compressive force: + 1200 tons, Tensile force -1000 tons.
  • Stamp displacement: +/- 50 mm, stamp speed 7 mm/min

3 x High pressure and high temperature chamber

Test chamber with 21-pins electrical connector.
Operates @1000 bar, 200 °C
Silicone oil pressure fluid used

 

Research Scientist

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Visiting adress Forskningsveien 1B