Environmental simulation is an integral part of qualification testing for aerospace parts. Element provides combined altitude, humidity, temperature and vibration testing to meet test requirements and simulate real-world conditions in less time.
Our product qualification testing labs replicate the natural conditions that your product will experience in its lifetime. By combining multiple environmental test methods, we can create a single test program that provides accurate and reliable test results, while cutting down on time-to-market.
Our altitude, humidity, temperature and vibration capabilities
Element performs temperature cycling and thermal shock with humidity, altitude and vibration to create a test plan that meets your needs. Our capabilities include dual temperature chambers for components that require multiple thermal conditions; hydraulic vibration systems that can be paired with thermal chambers; altitude chambers with thermal and humidity capabilities; humidity chambers with temperature controls and more.
We deliver results that ensure product compliance while helping you meet your contractual requirements for time and cost. Our labs have the capacity and the expertise to assist in a wide variety of projects, for components both large and small. With a global platform of accredited labs, you can be assured that your aerospace and automotive qualification programs are in safe hands with Element.
Element provides altitude testing to assess in-flight performance of aerospace components at different elevations. In addition to providing stand-alone altitude simulation, we can integrate other environmental factors, such as temperature, to create a single, comprehensive test program.
Our altitude capabilities include:
- Altitude range of -2,000 to 120,000 feet
- Temperature range of -70°C to 140° C
- Humidity controlled chambers
Prolonged exposure to humid environments can cause catastrophic damage to materiel and equipment. Our humidity testing services provide valuable insight into how products react with humidity, and can be a valuable part of material selection and product design.
Our humidity testing capabilities include:
- Combined temperature and humidity testing
- Up to 99% RH
- Large chambers to accommodate full-size components
Temperature testing is a vital part of virtually every product qualification program, across all industries. Our thermal testing services help evaluate how products will react across a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels. We can combine temperature testing with humidity, vibration and more to create a complete profile of how your product reacts in the field.
Our temperature testing services include:
- Combined temperature and humidity testing
- Combined temperature and vibration testing
- Thermal shock testing
- Temperatures up to 1100°F (593°C)
- Dual temperature chambers for fluid and product conditioning
- Chambers up to 8’ x 6’ x 8’ for large components
We use electro-dynamic and servo-hydraulic shakers to simulate real-world conditions such as flight, transportation, and daily operation. We can test electric, pneumatic and hydraulic parts while operating, and can combine vibration and temperature testing.
Some of our vibration capabilities include:
- Random vibration
- Sinusoidal vibration (up to 32,000 force pounds)
- Resonance search & dwell
- Narrow band random-on-random
- Shock response spectrum (SRS)
- Displacement to 3.93 inches
Standards We Test To
EN 60068, EN 50130
International Electrotechnical Commission
IEC 60068, IEC 60945
Military and Civilian Standards
RTCA DO-160, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-202, DEF STAN 00-35, EUROCAE ED14 and others
Society of Automotive Engineers
Various Customer Specifications
Including GM, Chrysler, Telecordia, Bell Helicopter, Ford
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