Morgan Technical Ceramics has unveiled an underwater acoustic testing laboratory at its manufacturing site in Southampton.
The laboratory allows the materials specialist to perform the in-house testing and calibration of underwater transducers used in commercial and defence sonar applications, as well as the evaluation of the performance of medical ultrasound transducers.
The company believes that the facility will let it work more closely with customers to develop customised transducers, from initial design through to manufacture.
The laboratory includes a water tank approximately 3 x 2 x 1.5m deep in size and positioning rigs and calibrated hydrophones where the company’s transducer experts can test each component’s acoustic characteristics.
This facility has been built as part of continued investment by the company to keep expanding its capabilities and product ranges.