Test Types © Swansea Materials Research & Testing Ltd (SMaRT) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Swansea University 2012 Environmental Control Although most creep studies are conducted in air, facilities are available for vacuum/argon testing of metals and alloys to 800oC and of ceramics and ceramic composites to 1400OC Creep & Stress Rupture Testing - Environmental Control  The SMaRT route to materials solutions