Friday, 29 July 2011

QEMSCAN Filament Life

Currently the tungsten filament in our QEMSCAN system Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, UK has been running for 6376 hours (since 15th December 2011) which is well over 8 months. Is this a record for tungsten filaments? Comments welcome on life spans of your filaments!

1 comment:

  1. The filament was finally removed during a service after an impressive 7771.46 hours of life, and, was still operational, after being in the instrument a little short of 11 months.