Retlif Expands Solar Testing Capabilities
RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — Retlif Testing Laboratories, a leading independent testing and strategic compliance organization, has inaugurated Phase One of an expansion program to offer more solar radiation testing, including both heat and photochemical testing, to military and commercial product manufacturers.
The first of two planned dedicated Solar Radiation Test Chamber upgrades has been completed at Retlif’s Harleysville, Penn., testing laboratory. The new chamber and expanded capabilities provide the irradiance and spectral content to replicate field conditions required by a number of standards in military applications.
“Solar radiation is damaging to all systems and equipment operating or being stored in outdoor environments,” Retlif Executive Vice President Bill Hayes said. “The demand for more radiant energy testing has been growing at all Retlif laboratories, which has become the driving force behind this phased expansion.”
Phase Two is scheduled for third quarter at Retlif’s Long Island headquarters.