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The QUV accelerated weathering tester replicates the impact of outdoor weathering on materials by subjecting them to alternating cycles of UV radiation and moisture, all while maintaining precise control over elevated temperatures. This comprehensive simulation encompasses the combined effects of natural sunlight and artificial UV light, using specialized fluorescent lamps. In outdoor environments, materials often face prolonged exposure to moisture, mainly from dew rather than rain. The QUV addresses this by simulating moisture exposure through a distinctive condensation process. It's worth noting that higher temperatures can hasten the damaging effects of light and moisture on materials. Therefore, the tester ensures accurate temperature control and offers a means to elevate the temperature for accelerated testing purposes.
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UV radiation exposure
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The Q-Lab QUV Se accelerated weathering tester effectively simulates the effects of sunlight, rain, and dew-induced damage. It employs a fluorescent UVA-340 lamp to recreate the impact of short-wave UV radiation in the range of 365-295 nm, emulating the harm caused by sunlight. In just a few days or weeks, this advanced QUV tester can replicate the types of damage that would ordinarily take months or even years to occur when exposed to outdoor environmental conditions.