Nomex® Electrical Insulation: Tensile Strip – Instron® 

Samples that have been heat aged and re-equilibrated to controlled lab conditions are tested for tensile strength and elongation. The darker sample has been heat aged and breaks shortly after the test is started. The second sample is a control sample which has not been heat aged. Percent property retention relative to time and temperature can be calculated from data gathered from this test. Curves can be created to predict time to end of life for a given temperature.