What are extreme conditions tests?
Types of extreme conditions tests and examples of real projects
Depending on the effect that needs to be tested, different tests can be carried out in extreme conditions. Some of the techniques used are the following:
Thermal shock tests
Salt spray tests
UV resistance tests
Corrosion resistance tests
The ease with which a material can be corroded is evaluated. In case there is a union of two metals in contact with an electrolyte, the one with the lowest corrosion potential will be the one that will act as anode and will therefore corrode.
Chemical resistance tests
These tests are used to assess the ability of materials to resist different chemicals and corrosive substances. The products are exposed to different chemicals to observe any reaction or damage. These tests are vital for products such as chemical containers, building materials and laboratory equipment.
Ad-hoc test design for unique extreme conditions
Importance in the industry of tests with extreme conditions
- Failure analysis of products and processes
- Materials resistant to extreme climates
- Corrosion test with potentiostat