Although aerospace technology allows aircraft to avoid a great many dangers, hail strikes still cause millions of dollars in damage each year. Hail impact testing helps protect life and property during storms. In other industries, hail impact testing protects roofs, automobiles, and crops and livestock from impact.
Element’s Hail Testing Capabilities
For safety and quality reasons, the hail impact testing program is an integral piece of product qualification programs. Element uses air canons that utilize both simulated and actual hail, for the most accurate results. Sizes range from 0.5 inch to 2.75 inches in diameter and velocities up to Mach 0.9. Our lab tests a wide range of equipment types, from aircraft components to agricultural products.
Our experts can help you develop a hail impact testing program that best suits your products. Our labs have the capacity and expertise to design programs that meet your contractual requirements while staying on time, and on budget. For hail impact testing projects that require additional test methods, our labs are a single-source provider for virtually all major environmental testing types.
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Climatics and Environmental Simulation
Element can provide you with critically important data on your product or part's performance in response to typical or extreme environmental stresses and conditions.
Our Services in Aerospace
Engaged in testing virtually every material, component and system on commercial aircraft, Element's deliverable is mission critical, certainty.
RTCA DO-160 Testing
Element has the most comprehensive EMC and environmental testing services, combined with an unrivaled capacity of any independent Aerospace product qualification testing company in the world.
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