STABIL Vacuum Stability Tester
STABIL is a fully instrumental tester equipped with sensitive electronic pressure transducers, communication with PC for direct control, continuous data acquisition, analysis and archiving. It is capable to test multiple samples (up to 20) from a single measuring unit.
The apparatus fully complies with requirements of STANAG 4556, but it can also be used with minor modifications for other customer-defined tests, such as long-term heating at lower temperatures, with test tubes of different volume (nominal 25 cm3 ), in different atmospheres.
Vacuum stability test is frequently used for determination of compatibility of energetic materials with contact materials as defined in STANAG 4147 and for quality tests of energetic ingredients (other STANAGs). The test is able to discover with high sensitivity, precision and reproducibility chemical instability of energetic materials due to presence of destabilizing impurities, incompatibility with surrounding materials or ageing. Vacuum stability test finds its wide application in qualification, surveillance, manufacture, quality control and R&D of a whole range of energetic materials.