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    High Rate Infrared Heating (HiRIF)

    High Rate Infrared Heating (HiRIF)
    • Developed the High Rate Infrared Facility (HiRIF) to better represent heating profiles for most missile trajectories
    • HiRIF integrates state-of-the-art heating element technology with temperature and mechanical loading control systems
    • Achieves temperatures of up to 1093°C (2000°F) at 97°C/sec (150°F/sec)
    • Benefits of HiRIF Testing
      • Can conduct most ASTM materials characterization tests with identical fixturing
      • Ability to match temperature profiles
      • Maintains ETW material characteristics
      • Increased material properties
      • Ease of use — faster turnaround times in between testing
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      Monitoring a HiRIF Test
      Monitoring a HiRIF Test
      HiRIF Equipment
      HiRIF Equipment
      HiRIF  Tension Test Equipment
      HiRIF Tension Test Equipment
      Thermal Graph of HiRIF Heating
      Thermal Graph of HiRIF Heating