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2020 Service Life Prediction Meeting

NIST is closely monitoring guidance from Federal, State, and local health authorities on the outbreak of COVID-19. To protect the health and safety of NIST employees and the American public they continue to serve, NIST has decided to postpone the 2020 Service Life Prediction Meeting. For more information on COVID-19, please visit:
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This 8th conference on Service Life Prediction will establish the current state-of-art methodologies, procedures and techniques.  Together we will share exciting new technical advances in Service Life Prediction.  We will update the roadmap for future technical, standards, and commercial needs for polymer containing materials exposed to outdoor weathering. This conference builds on the success of the previous on Service Life Prediction meetings held in 2018, 2016, 2013, 2006, 2004, 1999, and 1997. New to this conference will be a one day short course. This short course is designed to give a professional new to durability testing an extensive background knowledge.   After attending this workshop, the participant will understand the current state of the art for durability testing of polymeric materials.  Please register for the short course, the meeting or both using the links provided. 

All areas of the service life prediction will be addressed including:

  • Discussion of Measuring Solar Radiation
  • Advances in Field Exposures
  • Advances in Laboratory Exposures
  • Challenges Related to Specific Applications (PV, Nuclear, Wind, Construction)
  • Characterization of Polymer Properties
  • Correlation between Laboratory and Field Exposure
  • Effect of Coating Weathering on Substrate Corrosion
  • How to Understand Moisture in Service Life Prediction
  • Industrial Needs for Service Life Prediction
  • New Material Challenges
  • Progress in Validating Service Life Prediction Models
  • Reliability and Durability of Polymeric and Nanomaterials
  • Standards Needs
SLP 2020 focus


NIST, Underwriters Laboratories, Atlas and Q-Lab

Created March 22, 2019, Updated July 6, 2020