LONDON, UK – July 31, 2019 – Element Materials Technology (Element) has expanded its bleed air testing capabilities and capacity at its Jupiter, Florida laboratory.
Element has invested in new equipment, including 520KW and 200KW electric heaters, to facilitate the testing for customers in the aerospace industry. The heaters expand the boundary conditions achievable during testing to over 1650 degrees Fahrenheit and 1000 PSIG. These tests can be used to simulate very harsh bleed air system environments, as well as any portion of the environmental control systems of aircraft.
Rick Sluiters, EVP for Aerospace at Element, said: “These investments allow us to test at a much larger scale, giving our customers greater flexibility in the samples they can provide. We have also broadened our parameters, providing more scope to meet customers’ technical requirements.
We are now one of the few laboratories in the US operating at this capacity. We are committed to the provision of the highest-quality service and technical capabilities, and this investment cements our place as a leading supplier for our customers.”
Element has over 80 years’ experience in both commercial and military aerospace testing and dedicates more than 3,000 technicians, engineers and scientists to the sector. The company has 29 Nadcap-accredited laboratories with 46 Nadcap accreditations, and its customer approvals, technical expertise, and geographical footprint are unrivalled in the aerospace testing, inspection and certification industry.
Element is one of the world’s leading independent providers of materials and product qualification testing, inspection and certification services to the global Aerospace; Transportation & Industrials; Fire & Building Products; and Oil & Gas and Infrastructure sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.
We exist to help our customers to make certain that the materials, products and systems that they make are safe, quality, compliant and ultimately fit for purpose, leveraging 200 years of testing experience and our global testing capabilities.
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“We are committed to the provision of the highest-quality service and technical capabilities, and this investment cements our place as a leading supplier for our customers.”