Fluid Compatibility Testing

Smithers Rapra provides fluid compatibility testing to a number of recognized automotive and aerospace standards - including ASTM, ISO, SAE, Fed, MIL, FDA and Automotive - and to custom specifications.

Due to the everchanging environments in which they operate, automotive, aerospace, and industrial products must be able to perform even when exposed to accidental or deliberate fluid contamination, or when material degradation due to fluid susceptibility can lead to premature failure.

Our test equipment has been developed and is proven to be flexible to satisfy demanding test criteria. We have an extensive range of fluids available that include:

  • Biodiesel
  • E10
  • Fuel vapor
  • Hydraulic, brake and transmission fluids
  • Diesel
  • E85
  • Anti-freeze
  • Aviation fuels and fluids

These fluids can be applied over a wide temperature range. Components or material samples of various dimensions and geometry, ranging from fabrics to large components, can be tested in various chamber sizes. In addition, our laboratories offer an extensive range of material and product testing capabilities. We can test in dynamic (fluids are pumped, or pressurized) or in static applications in a broad temperature range.