The forced hydrolysis test places the wire/cable specimen in a high-temperature water bath for an extended duration to evaluate the durability of a wire insulation in high-humidity conditions. Depending on the particular wire specification needs, the test may be required to run for thousands of hours. After the prolonged exposure, the sample is then examined and exposed to a dielectric voltage withstand (DVW) test. The pass/fail criteria are based on the DVW test result. A specimen is considered to have successfully passed the test if the posttest DVW finds no insulation breaches. The specimen has failed the test if an insulation breach is detected.
This method was originally introduced to evaluate the hydrolytic stability of polyimide insulations (DuPont Tradename Kapton(R)) as this insulation type can rapidly degrade in high-humidity environments (MIL-W-81381 style wires were particularly susceptible to this).
Pricing will be scaled based on the test duration