Technical Articles

Technical Articles

Understanding Changes to F-Gas Legislation and the Development of Airduster ZeroTM - 2018 And Beyond

Tags: Environment, ADZ, legislation

A compressed gas spray duster, otherwise known as an ‘airduster’, has a wide variety of uses in many different areas of industry and at home. Airdusters effectively offer a quick solution to remove any airborne contamination from areas of electrical and electronic equipment that are either too fragile to be manually cleaned or too difficult to reach. Read more >

Thermal Management Solutions For Long Term Protection Of Military And Aerospace Electronics

Tags: Thermal Management, Military, Aerospace, Electronics

Electronics for military applications are expected to operate first-time, every time in some of the most hostile and demanding environments. Military programmes are often designed to run over several decades, with hardware likely to be updated several times over the programme's duration. Similarly, most aerospace electronics will be compromised by harsh operating environments; significant amounts of vibration, often extreme variations in operating temperature, as well as the risks of exposure to chemicals, de-icing fluids and the like, will all…

Read more >

Condensation Testing - A New Approach

Tags: Conformal coatings, NPL, IPC, Testing

Co-Authored Paper: Chris Hunt, Ling Zou (National Physical Laboratory), Phil Kinner (Electrolube)

Conformal coatings are expected to perform across all manner of environments including high humidity environments, typically 40°C/93% RH, 65°C/95% RH or 85°C and 85% RH. Until recently, there has been little attention paid to how conformal coatings and their characteristics perform under such condensing conditions. Testing has previously been confined to humidity chambers which have certain limitations in respect to this testing type. Read more >