Seminar on Fundamentals of Accelerated Weathering Test Methods and Applications

Date: 06 May 2010 - 06 May 2010

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3

Co-organised by SAGA Instruments, this seminar is designed to generate awareness of cutting-edge environment simulation techniques and solutions for accelerated weathering test. Participants will gain a better understanding of the basics of how factors of weather such as solar radiation, heat, and moisture affect materials and how well various testing technologies simulate natural conditions. Simulation of natural conditions is critical in material service life prediction. Key topics include the effect of weather factors on materials; climatological information/the effects of climate on weathering factors; static outdoor weathering, behind glass exposure studies, special projects and other test applications; accelerated solar exposures (EMMAQUA test method); artificial weathering methods (carbon arc, fluorescent and xenon arc light sources); specific test applications; other light sources for special applications; examples of correlation studies and test design criteria; and some examples of correlation studies/test design criteria.  

About the Speaker
Mr Craig Hazzard has worked in the field of natural and accelerated weathering for over 10 years with Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC.  He has worked with many companies worldwide, from global major automotive companies to small and medium-sized paint, additives, and polymer companies, helping them develop and understand better testing techniques and test methods for service life prediction and long term reliability. 

 9.00am                      Registration
 9.15am                      Welcome and Introduction
 9.30am                      Overview of Atlas and Preface of Topics by Mr Craig Hazzard, Atlas Material Testing Technology (US)
 9.45am                      Factors of Weather
10.45am                     Tea Break
11.00am                     Common Outdoor Weathering Methods
12.30pm                      Lunch
1.30pm                       Artificial Weathering Methods and Applications
3.00pm                       Tea Break
3.15pm                       Examples of Correlation Studies/Test Design Criteria
4.30pm                       Discussion / Q & A
5.00pm                       End 

Who Should Attend
Senior management, R&D managers, engineers, research and academic staff and students.

Registration for the seminar is free of charge. Seats are available on first-come, first-served basis.

For technical enquiries, please contact: Dr Chen Quan, Email:; Tel: 6793 8433

For general enquiries: Alice Koh, Email:; Tel: 6793 8249