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Use of Accelerated Aging Oven in Marine Applications

A polymer type termed as polyurethanes are popularly used in marine applications. They are used for various applications in boats and the maritime industry. Polyurethane epoxy resins seal boat hulls from water, weather, corrosion and elements that increase drag, affect hydrodynamics and reduce durability. Below the surface, polyurethane fortifies diving equipment for seafloor explorers, while epoxy paints can improve the non-skid surface of diving boards and stands at your local swimming pool. Such a useful material like this must be tested for its quality prior production and post that. For conducting quality tests on polymers, on can use the accelerated ageing oven which delivers highly accurate results.

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More Applications of Polyurethane

Boaters nowadays can experience the comforts of home inside any type of vessel, because of the flexible polyurethane foam (FPF). It makes the seat cushions and carpet pads used in marine vehicles, firm and soft both at the same time. It keeps bedding materials supportive and comfortable and can be moulded to fit into those small, curved and hard-to-furnish places found on boats. Rigid polyurethane foam provides boats with insulation from noise and temperature extremes, abrasion and tears resistance, plus load-bearing capacity—and with remarkably little weight. Another polyurethane material great for use in the maritime industry is thermoplastic polyurethane which is an elastic, durable and easily processable substance, used for wire and cable coatings, engine tubing, drive belts, etc.

As we see numerous applications of this polymer in various ways, a highly standardized testing instrument must be used for its quality evaluation. So that it is clear and assured that any component will not lead to failure, once the shipment is on board.

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One such testing device is Presto’s Accelerated Aging Oven, designed as per the standards of ISO 188:2011. It is used to measure the effects of elevated temperatures on the different properties of the material. This method gauges the result of different temperatures on the properties of the substance.

During the accelerated tests, polyurethane samples can be subjected to immersion in artificial seawater for a fixed period at a particular temperature. It provides an elevated temperature at which the samples can be tested for its quality and performance.

Few key features delivered:

  • It features Easy to operate facilities delivering the user a satisfied experience.
  • Provides highly reliable and accurate results under uniform testing conditions.
  • The machine comes with additional accessories and conformance certificate.
  • Offers Exceptional T/P action to avoid overshooting of temperature and protects inside conditions.
  • Digital Temperature Controller cum Indicator to live observation of the test
  • PID temperature controller with Microprocessor

For more information, kindly contact our experts here.


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