Service Life Prediction. Methodology and Metrologies by Jonathan W. Martin and David R. Bauer (Eds.)

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Time of wetness When evaluating the current-time data obtained with the WETCORR equipment, a current criterion is normally chosen in order to estimate TOW. Typically, TOW is based on the time for which the average current across the sensor grid exceeds, say, 10 or 30 nA. The obtained TOW should ideally reflect the time when significant corro­ sion or degradation in general, takes place on a material surface being exposed to the same environment as the WETCORR sensor. From experience it may be stated that TOW is not as much a function of the amount of moisture deposited as it is of the conductivity of the moisture film.

Testing of skin response and specialty materials designed for rapid decomposition may be required to account for this type of daily variation. Many materials designed for the exterior service environment, however, undergo service lives involving much thicker time slices and require larger U V dosages to show significant photodegradation. Figure 10 shows historical monthly total U V radiation measurements for a 26 degree south oriented surface from 1990 to 1998. 96 standard deviations. Again, this variation may be important for those materials with service life times on the scale of one month.

ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2001. ch003 Angle of Incidence - 0 degree South Slope Surface - 26 degree Latitude Figure 1. ; ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2001. ch003 40 Angle of Incidence - 26 degree South Slope Surface - 26 degree Latitude Figure 2. ; ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2001. ch003 Angle of Incidence - 45 degree South Slope Surface - 26 degree Latitude Figure 3. ; ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2001.

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