Mixed flowing gas (MFG) testing is critical for quality control and evaluation for corrosion potential of electrical components that will be exposed to atmospheric and potential containment conditions. Element provides MFG testing services to the aerospace, automotive, consumer products and medical device industries.

MFG testing evaluates the corrosion and wear of electrical components due to exposure to atmospheric gasses and contaminants. Element’s experienced teams test the impact that mixed flowing gasses (MFG) have on electrical components, for both quality control and product development. We help manufacturers evaluate the life-span of electrical components and reduce premature wear and liability.


The MFG test

The purpose of MFG testing is to simulate real-world corrosion from environmental exposure conditions. By creating controlled test conditions, in which the temperature (°C), relative humidity (%RH), and concentration of gaseous pollutants and other essential variables are carefully defined, monitored, and controlled, Element allows you to evaluate how your product will perform. 

Common gasses used for testing include:

  • Chlorine 
  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Sulfur dioxide 

Gasses are tested at levels in the parts per billion range in our advanced chambers. Common test standards include ASTM B827 and ASTM B845. 


The Element advantage

Element’s experienced team provides MFG testing to evaluate the resistance of your materials to environmental conditions. We use state-of-the-art equipment to simulate virtually any environment, and our experts will recommend ways to overcome potential problems.

For more information on mixed flowing gas testing, please contact us now.

Mixed flowing gasses tests are often non-standardized and tested to customers' specific requirements. However, some of the more well-known standards we test to include:

  • ASTM B845
  • ASTM B827
  • JDQ 53.3
  • DS/EN 60068-2-60
  • IEC 60068-2-60
  • Ford ES-2L2T-14K147-AA

Understanding Mix flowing Gas Testing

Mixed flowing gas testing is an accelerated environmental corrosion aging test that provides contact with harsh chemical pollutants commonly found in the atmosphere. Read our article to understand and gain insight into MFG testing to meet your testing requirements.

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