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.

 
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Climactic Testing

Climactic testing services at Element include temperature, humidity, altitude, salt spray and corrosion, and weather effects including hail, snow, wind, ice, and rain, to verify that your product can endure harsh environmental conditions.  

Humidity Testing

High and low humidity can be simulated and combined with temperature and altitude extremes for comprehensive real world simulation of environments.

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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. 

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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.

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Hail Impact Testing

Element's product testing laboratories provide hail impact testing, using air cannons to accommodate simulated and actual hail impact.

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Ice, Snow, Wind, and Rain Simulation

Element engineers can simulate severe meteorological events, including radial ice build-up, snow loads, and wind loading.

Waterproofness Testing

Condensing, Drip, Spray, and Continuous Stream Proof testing are performed on units while operating with tightly controlled unit and water temperatures.

RTCA Equipment Testing
To meet the stringent RTCA DO-160 requirements for aircraft equipment, you must ensure that your products meet the environmental, and EMC, testsincluding: vibration, shock, climatic, ingress protection/waterproofness, salt spray and any others needed. Element can support all the complex testingneeds. 
 
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Dynamics Testing

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. 

Dynamics Testing

Element provides numerous dynamic testing services including shock and vibration, acceleration, fatigue and structural testing.

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Bird Strike Testing

Bird strike impact testing simulates the effects of an airborne bird strike and the resulting damage to aircraft products and components.

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Ingress Protection Testing

Ingress Protection

Ingress Protection testing, or IP testing, determines a product's susceptibility to solid particle ingress (sand or dust) as well as water ingress.

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Product Durability Testing

Product durability testing assesses the lifetime performance of your product to minimize the risk of failure and identify critical design issues.

Accelerated Aging

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.

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Accelerated Weathering Testing

Evaluate the performance of your products under extreme conditions with Accelerated weathering testing including temperature, moisture and ultraviolet radiation.

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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.

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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.

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HAST Testing

Highly Accelerated Stress Testing (HAST) can reduce the lead time to complete humidity testing most commonly used for testing semiconductors.

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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.

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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).

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Thermal Testing

In addition to conventional temperature testing, Element can provide 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. 

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Temperature Variation Testing

By exposing products to repeated cycles of alternating temperature variations, Element can identify solutions and achieve product performance and functionality. 

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Thermal Shock testing

Our thermal shock capabilities subject products to temperature extremes, ensuring that they keep working under any range of thermal conditions.

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Related Standards

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

AASHTO T283

American Society for Testing & Materials

ASTM B117, ASTM D2565, ASTM D4585, ASTM G85, ASTM G154, ASTM G155, ASTM G53, ASTM G26

Canadian Standards

CSA A440.2

General Motors

GM6086, GMW3259

International Electrotechnical Commission

IEC 60068, IEC 61215

Japanese Industrial Standard

JIS D0203, JIS D0207

Military Standards

DEF-STAN 00-35, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-202

National Fenestration Rating Council

NFRC 200, NFRC 500

Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics

RTCA/DO-160

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