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Electronics Interconnection (EI) webinar series



NPL's Electronics Interconnection (EI) Group is presenting a new series of technical webinars in 2018.

This Group is internationally recognised for its practical and innovative work on lead-free reliability, PCB interconnection failures, tin whisker migration and conformal coating research.

These FREE online webinars provide the opportunity to draw on years of practical experience without the participant needing to leave his/her desk – to participate, all that is needed is a phone line and Internet access. Please note that registration is essential.

The majority of webinars run for between 60–90 minutes (and is limited to 100 delegate/company registrations). After the webinar, participants receive a copy of all of the slides and a listing of all relevant technical reports which can be downloaded for FREE.

Please note that all webinars are at UK time - check local time in other countries here

Recordings of previous webinars are available here

Condensation Testing – Initial Results from a Round Robin Project
Presented by Ling Zou

20 November 2018 (14:30 hrs UK time)

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NPL has been working with 11 industrial partners to develop a test methodology for condensation testing to enable relative performance of conformal coatings to be determined. Details will be given of the test vehicle which has been designed incorporating components to provide a tougher coating challenge. A short-term test methodology has been devised using three increasing levels of condensation over a 24-hour period. Initial test results using the methodology with a range of common coatings will be given, including a discussion of how the results are analysed. Recent work on developing a method for condensation testing of double sided assemblies will also be given.

The webinar will cover:

  • Condensation testing of coated assemblies
  • Test methodology development for condensation testing
  • Double sided assembly condensation testing

In preparation for the event and to ensure you are equipped to gain the maximum benefit, please read our simple Webinar Guidelines

The majority of webinars run for between 60–90 minutes, with a Q&A session. The webinars are limited to 100 delegates/companies. A copy of each of the slides presented and links to NPL reports will be provided after the webinar.


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