NPL’s wide range of test techniques can be out at different temperatures, pressures and conditions, which means that we can use to understand and predict long-term material, and subsequently component, performance. Working in a range of environments using test coupons allows companies to work with us to predict component performance.
Bespoke, specialised mechanical testing is important for understanding the durability of polymer composites. We have applied our expertise to determine the lifetime of marine components so that companies can:
- Use composite materials with confidence
- Predict the life of the material in a particular environment
- Plan maintenance, inspection and upgrade reliably
This means new, lighter materials can be used with confidence, and ultimately save money.
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Find out more about NPL's Advanced materials characterisation services