The Fraunhofer ISC researches environmental impacts and climate effects on buildings and products and works to create a link between novel approaches to safeguard cultural heritage and more traditional preservation efforts. The point of contact is the International Convention Center for Cultural Heritage Preservation.
Klima-TOM (thermooptical measuring device) for climate monitoring
- On-line measuring of the influence of heat, cold and humidity on given materials (glass, glass ceramics, ceramics, metal)
- Non-contact, non-destructive measuring method
- Controlled cold, heat and humidity cycles
- Suitable to examine components of complex geometries
- Exact optical determination of expansion, curvature and swelling behavior
- Examination of composites combining materials with different expansion coefficients
- Detection of critical parameters and states
- Damage characterization
Cultural heritage protection and preservation
- Preservation of historic objects made of glass, ceramics or metal, also mosaics, enamel and glazings
- State-of-the-art damage analysis (glass and fiber corrosion) and manufacturing of model substrates, e.g. to simulate damage phenomena
- Development of novel preservation materials and methods, such as e.g. ORMOCER® varnish
- Accelerated weathering in climate chambers for near-reality testing and analysis, mechanical stress tests
Glass dosimeters for environmental monitoring tasks
- Ultra-sensitive glass sensors for the monitoring of climate conditions such as temperature, relative humidity, light or corrosive gas exposure
- Adjustable to relevant ambient conditions and intended purposes
- Fast and comprehensive analysis and interpretation of acquired data
- Suitable for display cases, storage rooms, transport boxes or containers, industrial plants, exterior protective glazings
- Find out more about our glass dosimeters on the website of our International Center for Cultural Heritage Preservation.
- Find out more about Klima-TOM on the website of our Center of Device Development CeDeD.