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

Posted on 21 June 2016 by Electrolube
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…

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Condensation Testing - A New Approach

Posted on 08 April 2016 by Electrolube
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 >

The toughest conformal coatings for the harshest environments

Posted on 15 January 2016 by Electrolube FR DE IT
Tags: Conformal Coatings, Automotive Electronics

How conformal coatings help automotive manufacturers achieve long-term reliability of assemblies

In a typical car today, electronic systems are critical to the smooth and safe operation of the vehicle. Even before the engine starts, electronics have already unlocked the car. Once you start the engine and step on the accelerator, sensors assist in getting out of your parking space, engine control units (ECUs) tune the engine performance, monitor the pressure of the tyres and safety systems are powered up in standby mode. As you pull away, adjust the air conditioning, ensure your phone is connected to the entertainment system, set your destination on the satellite navigation system and initiate your favourite music, yet more electronic systems are brought to life...

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