SMaRT has the capability to test under vacuum or partial pressure (down to 1.3x10-6 mbar). The test frames are typically used for fatigue crack growth testing but can be utilised for various forms of dynamic testing.
At SMaRT we have a dedicated corrosion laboratory, where by hot gas corrosion testing is conducted. This typically involves performing mechanical tests within an environment of up to 300ppm SO2 in air at elevated temperatures. The capacity to assess salt corrosion is also available. Use of other gas environments are possible; Argon is often used to
provide an oxygen free test environment.