Reaction Vessels for NOAA WP3-D Research Aircraft

2E94FC33-AF9B-14EF-FC40536E0D1D69EDIn May 1996, Epner Technology gold plated aluminum reaction vessels to be installed on the NOAA WP-3D research aircraft for the United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Lockheed Martin built aircraft has been flown on several field missions to study ozone pollution in different areas of the continental U.S. and Canada. ETI’s coatings have been used on the NOAA WP-3D Orion, the British Met Office C-130 and more installations of these vessels are planned in the future. Dr. Thomas B. Ryerson of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stated in a letter to Epner that “the plating job was head and shoulders above what has been done for aircraft instruments here in the past…the vessels gave us nearly double the sensitivity, due in part to the extremely high reflectivity of your finish.” To view the full letter, click here.

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