Element can simulate a wide variety of environmental conditions to recreate those encountered by products, parts, test components, or systems in field use. In addition, simulated conditions can be combined with operational requirements such as power/loading, hydraulic and pneumatic operation, and conditioned fuel, oil, or air.
Element can provide you with critically important data on your product or part's performance in response to typical or extreme environmental stresses and conditions. Our large chambers, ranging in size from 1,000 cubic feet to over 7,000 cubic feet, offer a variety of capabilities, including interior/exterior component cycling, high temperature ramp, operational durability of vehicles, agricultural equipment and generators, and sun exposure testing under temperature and humidity extremes for Photovoltaic Cells.
Climatics and Environmental Testing Services
Temperature, Humidity, Altitude & Vibration Testing
Element has a variety of programmable test chambers in sizes ranging up to 13 feet wide by 25 feet long by 15 feet high to provide temperatures from 300° to 800°F, altitudes equivalent to up to 300,000 feet, and 5% to 98% relative humidity. Dynamic high flow air can be conditioned at temperatures up to 2,000°F. Temperature transition rates up to 20°C per minute are possible. Vibration can be added to these environments.
Altitude, Thermal Vacuum Testing
Temperature extremes of -320°F to 2,000°F with combined ambient pressures of 1 x 10(-8) torr are available.
Explosive Atmosphere Testing
Element's explosion susceptibility chambers are capable of attaining altitudes of 75,000 feet and temperatures up to 500°F. A wide variety of remote configurations are available to facilitate the operation of units under test. Test Fuels include hexane, aviation fuels, propane, butane, and hydrogen.
Salt Fog/Corrosive Atmosphere Testing
Element experts can apply salt fog or synthetic sea water solutions of any concentration in atmospheric conditions of up to 100% relative humidity and temperatures as high as 175°F. Element experts can also automatically inject sulfur dioxide (SO2) for acid rain simulation (ASTM G85, Copper Acidified Salt Solution). Learn more about Salt Fog Testing services.
Spore suspension and control item preparation are conducted in accordance with your detailed requirements. Our staff includes a certified microbiologist who performs all inspections required throughout the duration of the testing.
HALT/HASS (Highly Accelerated Life Testing/Highly Accelerated Stress Screening) Testing
HALT/HASS testing exposes a product to environmental conditions it is likely to experience, in order to test its reliability and maturity. Element experts identify defects through HALT and HASS that could take years to surface under normal conditions. HALT/HASS testing can also substantially reduce research and development costs and accelerate market introduction of reliable products. Learn more about HALT/HASS testing services.
Element engineers can simulate severe meteorological events, including radial ice build-up, snow loads, and wind loading.
Solar Radiation/Weathering Effects Simulation
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).
RDGT/TAAF Programs (Reliability Development Growth Test/Test, Analyze, and Fix Programs)
Element operates dedicated systems available to accommodate long-term combined temperature and vibration environments.
Fluid Compatibility Testing
Element keeps a stock of many common aircraft fluids and performs fluid compatibility testing on both materials and components.
Drop machines, pulse synthesis tables, and other impact equipment available at Element's product qualification testing labs readily accommodate test specimens of various sizes, applying half sine, sawtooth, and square wave forces up to 50,000 g's with durations ranging from 1 to several hundred milliseconds. Learn more about shock testing services.
Element has extensive vibration testing capability including multi-shaker facilities that are comprised of both electrodynamic and servo-hydraulic systems that can reproduce low and high frequency conditions. Learn more about vibration testing services.
- AASHTO T283
- ASTM B117
- ASTM D2565
- ASTM D4585
- ASTM G85
- ASTM G154 (G53)
- ASTM G155 (G26)
- CSA A440.2
- GMNA GM6086M
- IEC 60068-2-68
- IEC 60068-2-78
- IEC 61215
- JIS D0203
- JIS D0207
- MIL-STD- 167
- MIL-STD- 202G (Method 101E)
- MIL-STD- 202G (Method 103B)
- MIL-STD- 202G (Method 106G)
- MIL-STD- 202G (Method 107G)
- MIL-STD- 202G (Method 201A)
- MIL-STD- 202G (Method 214A)
- MIL-STD- 810E (Method 509.3)
- MIL-STD- 810E (Method 514.4)
- MIL-STD- 810E (Method 516)
- MIL-STD- 810E (Method 516.4)
- NFRC 200
- NFRC 500
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