European Sites

Europe

Sanary, France

The Southeastern region of France possesses a typical Mediterranean climate. With 3000 hours of sunlight per year, an elevation of 110m (361 ft.), average wet time of 2700 hours, and a proximity to the Mediterranean Sea of only 4km (2.5mi), the site is used by many European companies for testing a wide range of materials. This site is ISO 17025 accredited.

Latitude: 43° 08' North
Longitude: 5° 49' East
Elevation: 110 meters
Average Temp: 13 °C
Avg. Relative Humidity: 64 %
Total Rain: 700 mm
Total Radiant Exposure: 5,500 MJ/m²


Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands

The North Sea Corrosion Test Centre (NSCTC) is the European reference site for marine corrosion testing and is accredited by the European Coil Coating Association (ECCA). Situated in an industrial zone on the Rotterdam port of the North Sea the combined influence of acid rain, sunlight, marine air and industrial pollution provide a reliable representation of the consequences of these parameters on materials durability.

Latitude: 51° 57' North
Longitude: 4° 10' East
Elevation: 6 meters
Average Temp: 10 °C
Avg. Relative Humidity: 87 %
Total Rain: 800 mm
Total Radiant Exposure: 3,800 MJ/m²


Gelendzhik, Russia 

AWSG, in cooperation with the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Aviation Materials” – FSUE “VIAM” (Moscow), offers corrosion and outdoor testing at their Akimov Gelendzhik climatic testing center.  The test site is located on the southwest coast of Gelendzhik Bay . It is considered a warm temperate maritime climate with mild winters and high levels of corrosivity.

Latitude: 44º 34' North
Longitude: 38º 1' East
Elevation: 3 meters
Average Temp: 15.1 °C
Avg. Relative Humidity: 75 %
Total Rain: 650.9 mm
Total Radiant Exposure: 5,132 MJ/m²


Moscow, Russia 

AWSG, in cooperation with the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Aviation Materials” – FSUE “VIAM” (Moscow), offers aging and outdoor testing at their Moscow climatic testing center.  The test site is located  in the zone of industrial atmosphere of moderate climate which is characterized with simultaneous influences of climatic and anthropogenic factors.

Latitude: 55º 45' North
Longitude: 37º 37' East
Elevation: 150 meters
Average Temp: 7.1 °C
Avg. Relative Humidity: 81 %
Total Rain: 746 mm
Total Radiant Exposure: 4,335 MJ/m²


Novorossiysk, Russia 

Novorossiysk is in close proximity to the Black Sea. This site is known for its highly corrosive environment.

Latitude: 44º 43' North
Longitude: 37º 46' East
Elevation: 30 meters
Average Temp: 12 °C
Avg. Relative Humidity: 77 %
Total Rain: 1390 mm
Total Radiant Exposure: 4,980 MJ/m2