Element can provide you with vitally important data on your product or part's performance in response to typical or extreme environmental stresses and conditions. Our global network of testing laboratories with highly sophisticated chambers and test systems can support your critical testing requirements, delivering the fast and reliable service you’d expect in order to meet your technical operational and contractual requirements.
Climatic and Environmental Testing Services
Our laboratories simulate a wide variety of environmental testing and climatic test conditions to recreate those encountered by products, parts or test components in field use. Simulated conditions can be combined with operational requirements such as power/loading, hydraulic and pneumatic operation, and conditioned fuel, oil, or air.
Climatic testing services include temperature, humidity, altitude, salt spray and corrosion, and weather effects including hail, snow, wind, ice, and rain, to verify that a product can endure harsh environmental conditions.
High and low humidity can be simulated and combined with temperature and altitude extremes for comprehensive real world simulation of environments.
Altitude Testing and Simulation
Element's product qualification laboratories simulate altitude, temperature, and other in-flight conditions to provide comprehensive performance data formilitary, aerospace, and other aviation industries.
Salt Spray (Salt Fog) Corrosion Testing
Salt spray testing is a test method for evaluating a product or a coating's resistance to corrosion in the face of extended exposure to a saline or salted spray.
Hail Impact Testing
Element's product testing laboratories provide hail impact testing, using air cannons to accommodate simulated and actual hail impact.
Ice, Snow, Wind, and Rain Simulation
Element engineers can simulate severe meteorological events, including radial ice build-up, snow loads, and wind loading.
Condensing, Drip, Spray, and Continuous Stream Proof testing are performed on units while operating with tightly controlled unit and water temperatures.
Dynamics testing measures and evaluates the responses of parts or systems to the dynamic forces they encounter, such as vibration, shock, acceleration and fatigue testing.
Element provides numerous dynamic testing services including shock and vibration, acceleration, fatigue and structural testing.
Bird Strike Testing
Bird strike impact testing simulates the effects of an airborne bird strike and the resulting damage to aircraft products and components.
Ingress Protection (IP) Testing
Ingress Protection testing, or IP testing, determines a product's susceptibility to solid particle ingress (sand or dust) as well as water ingress.
IP Testing (IEC 60529): IEC 60529 is an international standard designed to give products a determined International Protection Marking according to the IP Code rating. This standard tests the sealing effectiveness of enclosures of electrical equipment against the intrusion of solid particles and liquid.
Electrical Enclosure Rating Testing (NEMA 250 & UL 50E): Specific to North America, NEMA 250 (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) ratings cover additional product features and tests such as functionality under construction requirements, electrical enclosures for hazardous areas and industrial applications against environmental hazards such as water, dust, oil or corrosive atmospheres.
High Pressure Steam Jet Cleaning (DIN 40050-9): Covers degrees of protection of electrical equipment of road vehicles against foreign objects, water and access.
Water Resistance of Shipping Containers by Spray Method (ASTM D951): ASTM D951 is used to determine the water resistance of shipping containers and determines their ability to resist deterioration caused by water and the container’s ability to protect contents from water. Frequently used in conjunction with other tests such as drop test, inclined impact test, vibration or compression tests.
Product Durability Testing
Product durability testing assesses the lifetime performance of a product to minimize the risk of failure and identify critical design issues.
Accelerated aging testing allows manufacturers to evaluate performance of their products during its life span by exposing it to conditions including high levels of controlled temperature, humidity, and sometimes pressure.
Accelerated Weathering Testing
Evaluate the performance of your products under extreme conditions with Accelerated weathering testing including temperature, moisture and ultraviolet radiation.
Fluid Susceptibility Contamination Testing
Conducted in controlled, sometimes elevated temperature or humidity conditions, fluid contamination testing allows exposure of your products to liquids or chemicals to test their reaction and subsequent susceptibility during real world use.
HALT and HASS Testing
Highly Accelerated Life Testing and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening are proven methods of shortening the time-to-market period and providing critical data about your product’s reliability and maturity.
Highly Accelerated Stress Testing (HAST) can reduce the lead time to complete humidity testing most commonly used for testing semiconductors.
Sand and Dust Testing
Sand and Dust testing determines the resistance of equipment to the effects of blowing sand and dust. Adverse effects include: penetration into cracks and bearings, erosion of product labeling, clogging of moving parts and filters, and the formation of electrically conductive bridges.
Solar Radiation/Weathering Effects
Element experts can simulate peak thermal response temperatures and long-term full spectrum (ultraviolet, visible, and infrared) actinic effects. Element can also calibrate the solar spectrum as required (ultraviolet, visible, and infrared bands).
Thermal testing provides a combination of temperature and altitude, vibration, temperature variation and dual temperature testing, to hot and cold extremes, ensuring the most comprehensive climatic testing solutions.
Combined Temperature and Vibration Testing
By combining the effects of extreme temperature conditions and vibration patterns simultaneously, Element’s environmental test experts are able to evaluate results faster. Our vibrations test systems allow for the most rigorous shock and vibration profiles for military (MIL-STD 810), avionics (RTCA DO-160), medical, telecom and automotive industries.
Temperature Variation Testing
By exposing products to repeated cycles of alternating temperature variations, Element can identify solutions and achieve product performance and functionality.
Thermal Shock testing
Our thermal shock capabilities subject products to temperature extremes, ensuring that they keep working under any range of thermal conditions.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
American Society for Testing & Materials
ASTM B117, ASTM D2565, ASTM D4585, ASTM G85, ASTM G154, ASTM G155, ASTM G53, ASTM G26
International Electrotechnical Commission
IEC 60068, IEC 61215
Japanese Industrial Standard
JIS D0203, JIS D0207
DEF-STAN 00-35, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-202
National Fenestration Rating Council
NFRC 200, NFRC 500
Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics
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Commercial EMC Testing
At Element, we test thousands of products every year, having one of the largest capacities for electromagnetic (EMC) testing of commercial and industrial electronic devices.
RTCA DO-160 Testing
Element has the most comprehensive EMC and environmental testing services, combined with an unrivaled capacity of any independent Aerospace product qualification testing company in the world.
Element has a dedicated team providing ISO 17065 accredited Product and Business Process Certification Services that are delivered from many of our offices across the globe.
Element can serve as your single point of contact for all of your global product approvals.