High Temperature Laboratory

1. Lab Description and Capabilities

  • Industrial scale facility for testing high temperature performance of material, heat treatment, and synthesis of materials
  • Provides the capability to expose a wide range of materials in various environments (i.e., various oxygen partial pressures, water vapor etc.) at high temperature of up to 1600°C and to study/test the resultant properties

2. Deliverables

  • Research on high pressure oxidation of materials
  • Understand influence of temperature on structure of metal
  • Large furnace allow testing a piece of material as large as 18” x 18” x 18”
  • Development of advanced materials and processing technologies
  • Continuous measurement of oxidation kinetics as well as change in metal structure
  • Casting of various alloys and composites
  • Heat treatments of materials in wide range of atmospheres and temperatures

3. Major Equipment and Specific Minor Equipment

  • TGA/DSC (SETARAM SETSYS, can accommodate samples up to 35 grams, up to 1600 °C, controlled atmosphere)
  • Box furnace (ST‐1600C‐181818, Operating temperature 1600 °C, inner chamber 18”x18”x18”, various heating cycles)
  • Versatile box furnace (STV‐1600C 181818, 1600 °C, inner chamber 18”x18”x18, various heating cycles, atmosphere control)
  • Tube furnace (STT‐1600‐2.5‐6, excellent temperature and atmosphere control, 1600 °C)
  • Micro‐hardness tester (Tukon 1202, Knoop and Vickers hardness, applied load of 10 gm to 2 kg)