Electrical Conductivity (SIGMATEST)

The RUAG Space Materials Test Lab is certified for Non Destructive inspection of different structures and materials and for destructive testing methods as well. Because of the extensive experience and expertise gained during many years of testing our in-house projects, combined with the specialised test facilities developed in this time, ensure a reliable partner is available for all test services.

To determine the layer thickness of inorganic coatings on non-ferromagnetic substrates the Fischer Isoscope MP30 is used. This is a portable device and works with the eddy-current technology. We use the method mainly to analyse the thickness of “Ematal” coatings.

With the SIGMATEST® it is possible to determine the specific electrical conductivity of nonferromagnetic conductors. In combination with hardness measurements or XRF testing it is therefore possible to not only determine the alloy composition of a sample but also its condition.

In sum the following measurements are feasible:

• Coating thickness

• Mostly used for “Ematal” coatings

• Conductivity measurements

• Determination of alloy condition

Data acquisition: Operational data are recorded automatically; additional data acquisition can be provided
Project heritage: This facility is used for the test of space equipment as well as of other highly sensitive industrial products and prototypes.
Certification:
ISO/IEC 17025
ISO 9001
AS/EN/JISQ 9100
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