SHEERGARD® composites last for 20 years in the toughest environments – with no painting, re-coating or caulking required. Preventive and corrective maintenance ensures your product always operates at optimal levels.
SHEERGARD® composites require minimal maintenance and deliver outstanding performance over a two-decade design life in the most extreme conditions. With preventative and corrective inspection, maintenance, and repairs, your products continue operating at the highest levels – even after extraordinary environmental events.
Specialist maintenance services include envelope and base ring inspections, envelope inspections to check design features like crown and auxiliary lightning plates, and surface abrasion checks. Sandwich radome inspection comprises checking baseplates for sealing, hardware torque checks, and accessory checks. Air-supported radome maintenance includes pressure system inspections and repairs of cuts or holes, checks on slippage and sealing, and pressure system inspections including belts, bearings, tubes, and inner valves. For all radome types, when debris damages the Teflon coating, corrective repairs to the radome panel and outer surface film are performed to the same high standards as applied at the manufacturing facility. In effect, the radome largely returns to new.
Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions is a long-trusted partner for creating highly specialized, technology-driven material solutions that deliver extraordinary performance across a spectrum of demanding settings. Through collaboration with our customers, we co-develop versatile materials and real application tests to ensure that you have the best possible solution for your application. We help create innovative materials that provide protection, easy release, insulation, and friction control. And we seek to collaborate in making it even more possible.
Rigorous testing standards
Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions rigorously tests all SHEERGARD® radome products via software-modeled analytics, lab-scale material characterization, and most importantly, directly relevant application testing. Every SHEERGARD® radome complies with strict MIL.STD.810 testing – the military-leading standard for all environmental conditions including temperature, humidity, salt, fungus, and many more. Software modeling such as Finite Element Analysis and Thermal Analysis can yield information on deflections, factors of safety, and thermal management requirements. Application tests such as physical hail storm testing, destructive fabric testing, and real-life application exposure reveal key learnings in creating a truly optimized product. Our testing begins during the co-development process to develop relevant tests and gather data that allows us to create market-ready solutions quickly.