QUV (a.k.a. Q-Spray)

  • Chloe Loveless (Senior Technical Specialist),
  • Nicola Jones (Technical Specialist),
  • Mohammed Jamali (Senior Technician) &
  • Parnian Doostdar (Technician)

Facility/equipment: Equipment

    Equipments Details


    This is an accelerated weathering machine equipped with UVA lamps.

    This instrument can mimic exposure to:
         ⇒ UV part of the sunlight spectrum
         ⇒ Water spray (i.e. rain)
         ⇒ Water condensation
         ⇒ Heat (temperature range = 45-80 °C*)
         ⇒ Dark
    * Achievable temperatures will depend on all test settings. Please speak to technical support at the planning stage.

    This instrument is ideal for weathering flat samples (e.g. plastic sheets or fabric) no bigger than 7x10cm. However, a range of sample holders are available for use in this instrument so feel free to contact and discuss whether this is suitable for your samples.

    To request training follow the 'website' link. Please note you must have completed the necessary H&S inductions for the Royce Hub Building and L6 laboratories prior to requesting training.


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