QUV-Operating Light & Water Apparatus

ARDL has several large capacity QUV testers to accommodate different sample sizes and odd shapes. The QUV accelerated weathering tester is a cost-effective simulation of short wavelength UV exposure. This type of testing is often used for quality control applications and is especially useful for performance comparison of different types of polymers and stabilizers. The QUV offers a condensation system for moisture simulation that does not require water spray or humidity control.

QUV lamps are electrically similar to the common cool white lamps used in general lighting but are designed to produce mostly UV light rather than visible or infrared light. In order to cover a wide range of testing needs, ARDL uses several types of UV lamps dependent on the amount of UV energy emitted and the wavelength where the spectral energy falls.

Available Methods

Accelerated Testing for Color Stability Plastics

Standard Test Method for Accelerated Testing for Color Stability of Plastics Exposed to Indoor Fluorescent Lighting and Window-Filtered Daylight

ASTM D 4674

Accelerated Weathering of Solvent-Release-Type Sealants - QUV

Accelerated Weathering of Solvent-Release-Type Sealants

ASTM C 1257

Artificial Weathering and Exposure to Artificial Light

Artificial Weathering and Exposure to Artificial Light

DIN 53 384

Exposure of Adhesive Specimens to Artificial Light

Standard Practice for Exposure of Adhesive Specimens to Artificial Light

ASTM D 904

Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials

Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using a Fluorescent UV and Condensation Apparatus

SAE J 2020

Exposure to Daylight Under Glass, Natural Weathering or Laboratory Light Sources - Plastics

Determination of Changes In Colour and Variations In Properties After Eexposure To Daylight Under Glass, Natural Weathering or Llaboratory Light Sources

ISO 4582 - Plastics

Exposure to Laboratory Light Sources

Methods of Exposure to Lab Light Sources

BS 2782 Part 5, Method 540 B

Exposure to Laboratory Light Sources

Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources - Part 1: General guidance

ISO 4892-1 Plastics

Fluorescent UV Exposure - Automotive Exterior Materials

Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using a Fluorescent UV and Condensation Apparatus

SAE J2020

Fluorescent UV Exposure of Plastics

Fluorescent Ultraviolet UV Lamp Apparatus Exposure of Plastics

ASTM D 4329

Instrumental Evaluation of Staining of Vinyl Flooring by Adhesives

Standard Test Method for Instrumental Evaluation of Staining of Vinyl Flooring by Adhesives

ASTM D 5215

Light Resistance

RESISTANCE TO LIGHT

MIL STD 601 METHOD 7311 (IS ACTUALLY FEDERAL SPEC STD 601) (WITHDRAWN)

Nonmetallic Material Exposure Using Laboratory Light Sources

Standard Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that use Laboratory Light Sources

ASTM G 151

UV Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials

Standard Practice for Operating Fluorescent Light Apparatus for UV Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials

ASTM G 154

Weatherability for Automotive Parts

Test Method of Weatherability for Automotive Parts

JIS D 0205

Weathering - Synthetic Resin Parts

WEATHERABILITY AND LIGHT RESISTANCE TEST METHODS FOR SYNTHETIC RESIN PARTS

NISSAN - NES M0135