Rain erosion facility available for outside testing of coatings, paint, rubber, plastics, metals,airfoils and more.
The UTC Aerospace Systems Rain Erosion Facility features a 35-foot high cylindrical concrete silo with adjoining control room. A controlled droplet size rain-making fixture, equipped with 1,350 nozzles, is suspended over the axis of the airfoil. Sample speed, rainfall rate and inspection interval for testing is dependent upon requirements specified, with typical conditions of a rainfall rate at one to 10 inches per hour, a droplet size of 2mm and an adjustable speed range from 0 to 500 miles per hour. For heavier rain fall rates of up to 20+ inches per hour, an appropriate sized spray nozzle is selected producing a 100-500 micron droplet size.
Contact us below if you’re interested in utilizing the Rain Erosion Silo. We offer flexible scheduling and competitive rates.