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Accelerated Aging of Aluminum Reflectors Guidelines

March 21, 2016

This testing guideline specifies the recommended accelerated aging conditions to reproduce realistic degradation mechanisms on aluminum reflectors, which have been observed during a 3 year outdoor exposure testing campaign at 9 exposure sites with 9 different aluminum reflector types (7 of them protected with a SiO2 based sol-gel coating, 2 of them protected by a polymeric coating). Accelerated aging parameters have been derived to simulate the exposure after 3 and 10 years at three reference outdoor scenarios: “extreme desert”, “desert” and “coastal”.

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