Accelerated aging test

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procedure carried out in controlled conditions that determines effects of one or a combination of agents such as temperature, humidity, light, pollutants in materials, and extrapolated the collected data to rate of change over time.

Light-fading unit at the Image Permanence Institute in Rochester, NY

Related Terms

life expectancy, Arrhenius function

Synonyms in English

aging test, fading test

Translation

English accelerated aging test
French
Spanish
Portuguese teste de envelhecimento acelerado
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Discussion

Quoting from SAA's Glossary: "Although sound in theory, accelerated aging tests are, at this time, of limited usefulness. The reason is that conditions of storage, which vary widely, have a considerable influence on the degree of permanence; also, it is difficult to verify empirically the accuracy of such tests except by experiments conducted over a number of years."(Pearce-Moses 2012)

References

Pearce-Moses, Richard. 2012. “A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology.” Society of American Archivists. http://www2.archivists.org/glossary.


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