Temperature Studies

Temperature data on all types of materials in most configurations can be provided at the Arizona and Florida evaluations labs. Temperature monitoring programs can be provided for single and multiple specimens under any type of exposure, as well as for large assemblies such as complete vehicles. Specialized test programs can be provided to meet almost any requirement. Our sites provide both manual and automatic measurements. Manual, or non-recording, measurements are taken by a hand-held digital thermometer at specified points throughout the day (i.e. solar noon, the hottest part of the day). Automatic, or continuously recording, measurements are taken with a programmed data acquisition system. Daily profiles, ambient temperatures, irradiance measurements, basic statistics, and other reports are available upon request. Data is reported by hard copy tables, graphs and/or sent on a disk in one of several industry-standard spreadsheet programs.