To sustain and develop our activities we must constantly search for the new ideas and create new and improved products. For this reason A-SPE operates well equipped laboratory which allows to perform internally most of the tests concerning the quality and functionality of the products distributed by our company.
Photoluminescent materials measurements
Our laboratory equipped with professional and regularly calibrated luminance meter is able to perform measurements in accordance to DIN 67510 norm and IMO Resolution A.752 (18). Tests can be performed on any type of the photoluminescent surface like LLL systems, IMO signs, luminous warning tape as well as on the raw materials like photoluminescent pigments.
Accelerated weathering tests in dry and wet environment
Environmental chambers allows to simulate extreme outdoor conditions in order to evaluate the expected lifetime of the various products. Due to use of the aggravated conditions of heat, sunlight and humidity it is possible to speed up the normal aging process several times.
Unlike most of the standard climatic chambers, our device is equipped with the optional water spray system which makes it perfect for testing the products used in the marine industry.
Photometric performance measurements in dry and wet environment
Our retroreflectometer allows to measure the photometric performance of any reflective material at 0.2º observation angle and 5º entrance angle. The unique water spray system allows to examine the influence of the water on the photometric performance in the real time.
A production of the color identification tapes and markers requires a precise control over the selected colors. It is necessary in order to follow the ISO 14726 regulation and in order to achieve a good repeatability of the various production batches. The colorimeter allows to check the exact color coordinates and to compare it between the selected samples.
Pressure resistance tests
Custom designed pressure test apparatus is used for examination of the safety products which requires high pressure resistance – for example: anti-splashing tapes, pipe repair kits or anti leak tapes. The equipment can generate the maximum pressure of 150 bars and the tests can be performed on a flange or straight pipe with use of water, oil or gases.
Heat resistance tests
Some of our products needs to stand a very high temperatures and are exposed to harsh environmental conditions. To ensure that the products supplied to our customers meets the required temperature parameters all raw materials are tested in our laboratory oven. It is equipped with forced air function and allows to achieve a maximum temperature of 310°C.
Fire retardance and fire resistance are verified in fume hood according to IEC 60092-101:2001.