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  • Testing conditions for tank testers

    In addition to the financial implications of the loss of product, leakage from storage tanks can cause serious environmental damage and represent a grave threat to health and safety. In some circumstances, particularly when the stored materials are combustible or explosive, leakage can result in a major incident involving the loss of life and substantial damage to assets and to an ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Q-Lab Announces New Corrosion Contract Testing Capabilities

    Q-Lab Corporation is pleased to announce that their laboratories in Homestead, Florida and Saarbrücken, Germany now offer contract testing services for automotive corrosion tests requiring relative humidity control.  These tests include GMW 14872, SAE J2334, and many others from Ford, ISO, GB/T, VW, Volvo, Chrysler, Renault, etc. Earlier this ...


    By Q-Lab Corporation

  • Q-Lab’s Sean Fowler Appointed as Vice-Chair for ISO Standards Committee on Corrosion

    Q-Lab, the worldwide leader in accelerated weathering equipment and outdoor exposure test services, is pleased to announce that Mr. Sean Fowler was recently appointed as Vice-Chairman of the US Technical Advisory Group of TC156 for ISO.  This group focuses on the corrosion of metals and alloys. Some of the important corrosion standards covered by this committee are: ISO 9227 (corrosion tests ...


    By Q-Lab Corporation

  • New Intrinsically Safe Ultrasonic Tester From CorDEX Automatically Logs Pipeline Measurement and Location Information

    UT5000 with CorDEX CONNECT™ provides exact location of each measurement for new level of efficiency and safetyAccurately pinpoints and stores corrosion and thickness measurements for later analysis CorDEX Instruments, a specialist in intrinsically safe and explosion-proof instruments for non-destructive testing (NDT), introduces ...


    By Marketwire

  • Q-Lab’s Doug Grossman Receives ASTM G03 Warren Ketola Memorial Award

    Q-Lab, a worldwide leader in accelerated weathering equipment and outdoor exposure test services, is pleased to announce that Mr. Doug Grossman recently received the prestigious Warren Ketola Memorial Award. The award is given in memory of Warren Ketola, a pioneer in weathering testing at 3M. Mr. Ketola was responsible for many of the early G03 weathering standards currently used ...


    By Q-Lab Corporation

  • Q-Lab Corporation Celebrates Milestones in China

    Q-Lab Corporation, the worldwide leader in accelerated weathering and corrosion equipment and exposure test services, announced that 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of its representative office, Q-Lab China.  It also commemorates 30 years of sales in China through its extensive sales and distribution network. Coinciding with these anniversaries, Q-Lab is proud to announce that Q-Lab China is ...


    By Q-Lab Corporation

  • Q-Lab`s Exclusive Representative in Malaysia Opens New Office

    H.J. Unkel (M) Sdn. Bhd., an importer and dealer of quality instruments and chemicals, is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Shah Alam, Malaysia. The ribbon-cutting was held in front of the newly constructed, three-story building on September 21, 2015. Bobby Chong started the business more than 20 years ago without any ...


    By Q-Lab Corporation

  • Q-Lab’s Gary Cornell Receives ASTM International’s Plastics Committee Award of Merit

    Q-Lab, a worldwide leader in accelerated weathering equipment and outdoor exposure testservices, is pleased to announce Mr. Gary Cornell recently received ASTM International’s Committee on Plastics (D20) Award of Merit. In addition to being recognized for his individual contributions to developing standards, he also receives the ...


    By Q-Lab Corporation

  • New Autosampler for Vapor Pressure Testing

    AMETEK Grabner Instruments introduces the new RUN12 Autosampler for rapid and continuous vapor pressure testing of up to 12 samples in one run. The Autosampler was developed to achieve the highest sample throughput for gasoline and solvent vapor pressure measurement. The Autosampler´s corrosion-resistant construction makes it exceptionally fit for testing plain or aggressive samples filled ...

  • ASTM D4850 - 08e1 standard terminology relating to fabrics and fabric test methods

    1. Scope 1.1 This terminology covers definitions of technical terms used in the industry related to textile fabrics. Terms that are generally understood or adequately defined in other readily available sources are not included. Other terminology standards that have terms related to textile fabrics are shown in 2.1 2. Referenced Documents (purchase ...


    By ASTM International

  • Q-Lab’s Gary Cornell Elected as Vice-Chair of SAE Committee

    Q-Lab, the worldwide leader in accelerated weathering equipment and outdoor exposure test services, is pleased to announce that Mr. Gary Cornell was recently elected as Vice-Chair of the Society for Automotive Engineering (SAE) Textile and Flexible Plastics Committee. Some of the important weathering standards covered by this committee are: SAE J2412 (xenon arc weathering of automotive ...


    By Q-Lab Corporation

  • Q-Lab’s Brad Reis Elected as Chair of ASTM Subcommittee on Paints and Coatings

    Q-Lab, the worldwide leader in accelerated weathering equipment and outdoor exposure test services, is pleased to announce that Mr. Brad Reis was recently elected as Chairman of ASTM’s Subcommittee D01.27. This group focuses on accelerated testing for paints and coatings. Brad has been serving as temporary chair of this subcommittee since June 2013. Brad is an active ...


    By Q-Lab Corporation

  • Standardization squared

    If you were walking around Q-Lab’s headquarters or any of our global locations, it wouldn’t take long to hear someone — sales professionals, product engineers, help desk technicians, marketing application specialists, upper management, etc. — mention ASTM. This is because standards are essential to what we do. Q-Lab is a global leader in weathering and corrosion test ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D3241 - 11a standard test method for thermal oxidation stability of aviation turbine fuels

    The test results are indicative of fuel performance during gas turbine operation and can be used to assess the level of deposits that form when liquid fuel contacts a heated surface that is at a specified temperature. 1. Scope 1.1 This test method covers the procedure for rating the tendencies of gas turbine fuels to deposit decomposition products within the fuel system. ...


    By ASTM International

  • FTIR analyser reveals surprising solution

    Emissions analysers have to be checked annually by certified testers and during recent functionality tests for a Gasmet FTIR continuous emissions monitor (CEM) at a UK Energy from Waste plant, the Nitrogen Dioxide span check results were found to be incorrect. A subsequent investigation revealed surprising results that would not have been apparent had the plant been using traditional CEMs. NO2 ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • ASTM D975 - 11b Standard Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils

    This specification covers seven grades of diesel fuel oils suitable for various types of diesel engines. These grades are: Grade No. 1-D S15; Grade No. 1-D S500; Grade No. 1-D S5000; Grade No. 2-D S15; Grade No. 2-D S500; Grade No. 2-D S5000; and Grade No. 4-D. The requirements specified for diesel fuel oils shall be determined in accordance with the following test methods: flash point; cloud ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D1655 - 11b standard specification for aviation turbine fuels

    This specification covers purchases of aviation turbine fuel under contract and is intended primarily for use by purchasing agencies. This specification does not include all fuels satisfactory for reciprocating aviation turbine engines, but rather, defines the following specific types of aviation fuel for civil use: Jet A; and Jet A-1. The ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D7422 - 11 standard test method for evaluation of diesel engine oils in T-12 exhaust gas recirculation diesel engine

    This test method was developed to evaluate the wear performance of engine oils in turbocharged and intercooled four-cycle diesel engines equipped with EGR and running on ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel. Obtain results from used oil analysis and component measurements before and after test. The test method may be used for engine oil specification acceptance when all details of ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D6987 / D6987M - 11 standard test method for evaluation of diesel engine oils in t-10 exhaust gas recirculation diesel engine

    This test method was developed to evaluate the wear performance of engine oils in turbocharged and intercooled four-cycle diesel engines equipped with EGR. Obtain results from used oil analysis and component measurements before and after the test. The test method may be used for engine oil specification acceptance when all details of the procedure are followed. ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D7484 - 11 Standard Test Method for evaluation of automotive engine oils for valve-train wear performance in Cummins ISB medium-duty diesel engine

    This test method was developed to assess the performance of a heavy-duty engine oil in controlling engine wear under operating conditions selected to accelerate soot production and valve-train wear in a turbocharged and aftercooled four-cycle diesel engine with sliding tappet followers equipped with exhaust gas recirculation hardware. The design of the engine used ...


    By ASTM International

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