Corrosive Gases Testbed

To prove the resistance of materials and technical products to corrosive gases the corrosive gases testbed infrastructure enables an exact dosage of the corrosive gases (SO2, NO2, H2S and Cl2) with a climate conditioned air volume. Investigations of corrosion effects on single system components or complete systems could be performed in the lab environment.

Air pollutants such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, hydrogen sulphide and chlorine are emitted through stationary combustion in the industry, by power stations, traffic and agriculture. Natural events such as volcanic eruptions are also responsible for the accumulation of harmful gases in the atmosphere. They amplify the corrosive behaviour of a wide variety of materials, whether metals or construction materials. With our BSB air pollutant test chamber, you can test the durability of products against these harmful gases and gather further information on the service life of products.

Compliance with test standards such as IEC 60068-2-60, IEC 60068-2-42/43, ISO 21207 and others

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Specifications

Container volume
120L Plexiglas, temperature range: 15 – 60°C, air exchange rate: 0.8–7.5 L/h, exhaust air: max. 60 L/min
Concentration range
  • H2S: 1 ppb up to 25 ppm
  • SO2: 1 ppb up to 25 ppm
  • NO2: 1 ppb up to 25 ppm
  • Cl2: 1 ppb up to 1 ppm

Ascent+ facility
Fraunhofer IISB

Platform Technologies

  • Nano for Quantum Technologies
  • Disruptive Devices
  • Advanced Integration

Key Enabling Technologies

  • Metrology / Characterisation: Contamination Control

Case Study

Fraunhofer offers analytical capabilities, research and development to partners who do not have their own capabilities.

The corrosive gases testbed is for manufacturers of single system components or complete systems (e.g. sensors for relative humidity or temperature, gas sensors; radar sensors; electronic components, circuit boards).

To prove the resistance of materials and technical products to corrosive gases the corrosive gases testbed infrastructure enables an exact dosage of the corrosive gases with a climate conditioned air volume. Investigations of corrosion effects on single system components or complete systems could be performed in the lab environment.

Key Enabling Capability

Metrology / Characterisation

Platform Technology

Advanced Integration, Disruptive Devices, Nano for Quantum Technologies

Facility

Fraunhofer Mikroelektronik