QUV – The World’s Most Widely Used UV Accelerated Weathering Tester
UV light is responsible for almost all photodegradation of durable materials exposed outdoors. The QUV tester’s fluorescent lamps simulate the critical short-wave UV and realistically reproduce the physical property damage caused by sunlight. Types of damage include color change, gloss loss, chalking, cracking, crazing, hazing, blistering, embrittlement, strength loss and oxidation.
Dew, not rain, is responsible for most of the wetness that occurs in outdoor exposure. The QUV UV test chamber’s condensation system realistically simulates dew and accelerates its effect using elevated temperature.
The condensation process automatically purifies the ordinary tap water used in the system. This is because the process of evaporating and condensing the water onto the specimens is actually a distillation process, which removes all impurities.
The QUV tester conveniently accommodates up to 48 specimens (75mm x 150mm) and complies with a wide range of international, national, and industry specifications, ensuring the reliability and reproducibility of your test program.
Easy to Operate
The QUV UV tester’s simple, proven design makes it easy to install, easy to use, and almost maintenance-free. It operates completely automatically, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Features include:
- Simple user interface for easy programming in five user-selectable languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian or German
- Exposure conditions displayed continuously
- Self-diagnostic warnings and service reminders
- Quick calibration with patented AUTOCAL system
The QUV tester is economical to purchase and to operate, because it uses:
- low cost, long life fluorescent UV lamps
- ordinary tap water for condensation
- QUV/basic: UV and condensation (no irradiance control)
- QUV/se: UV, condensation and SOLAR EYE irradiance control
- QUV/spray: UV, condensation, SOLAR EYE irradiance control and water spray
- QUV/cw: cool white visible light, condensation and SOLAR EYE irradiance control