Heat aging testing, also called oven aging or accelerated aging, is used to determine the service temperatures for a product or material by using heat to accelerate the aging process. This testing is often carried out in conjunction with other testing, combining multiple elements to help predict service life in the field. By conducting carefully chosen physical tests before and after the accelerated aging process, our experts can identify how aging will impact different properties of the material or product. 

Industries We Serve 

Our Expertise

The experts at Smithers have years of experience with industry standards for heat aging testing and designing custom protocols to meet your needs. Our experienced sample prep technicians can excise samples from production samples and most whole products to simplify the process for our clients.

Common Standards

  • ASTM D573 — Standard Test Method for Rubber—Deterioration in an Air Oven
  • ASTM D865 — Standard Test Method for Rubber—Deterioration by Heating in Air (Test Tube Enclosure)
  • ISO 188 — Rubber, vulcanized or thermoplastic — Accelerated ageing and heat resistance tests