Heat Aging

Oxidative and thermal aging can have an adverse effect on the physical and chemical properties of a material when exposed to elevated temperatures. Understanding the deterioration of these properties is key in developing materials for specific applications or understanding the performance of new materials.

ARDL measures tensile, hardness, specific gravity, geometry and more before and after exposure to accelerated conditions in an air oven.  With a large number of ovens and environmental chambers available at our facilities, ARDL can meet your heat aging requirements.

Available Methods

Accelerated Aging and Heat Resistance

Standard Test Method for Rubber Deterioration by Heat and Air Pressure

ASTM D 454

Accelerated Aging and Heat Resistance Testing

Rubber, Vulcanized or Thermoplastic - Accelerated Ageing and Heat Resistance Tests

ISO 188

Heat Aging - Engine Intake Manifold and Throttle Body Gaskets

Engine Intake Manifold and Throttle Body Gaskets - Heat Aged Properties, Immersion, Low Temperature Retraction, Low Temperature Stiffening, Permeation

GM 214M (Sec. 3.1.3) (Withdrawn)

Heat Aging by Air (Test Tube)

Standard Test Method for Rubber - Deterioration by Heating in Air (Test Tube Enclosure)

ASTM D 865

Plastics - Heat Aging Without Load

Standard Practice for Heat Aging of Plastics Without Load

ASTM D 3045