SCS has established its own luminescence laboratory and enjoyed access to additional laboratory space at Imperial College London. The SCS laboratories include a mobile high-power class-4 laser, a high temperature furnace (up to 1700°C) and a photo-multiplier-based measurement system. Further, SCS has a unique thermal gradient burner test rig for 24/7 testing of advanced coating designs under realistic gas turbine conditions.


Most importantly SCS owns two Rolls-Royce Viper 201 engines located in a dedicated testing facility outside Central London at Cranfield University.  This unique engine test bed facility is employed to perform instrumentation testing and can be used as a test vehicle for the development of relevant engine components.