Element's environmental simulation labs provide Ingress Protection (IP) testing to specifications including RTCA-D0-160 (avionics), MIL-STD (military), NEMA 250, IEC 60259 (electronics), DIN and SAE (automotive).

Typically performed on enclosures to determine the level of protection needed from water, dust, ice, chemical or splash intrusion, Element's product testing labs providing IP testing has calibrated nozzles, immersion tanks and specified dust and fluids required by these standards, and can run IP Dust testing on very large enclosures.

Adding a UV sensitive dye to water ingress testing allows easy inspection of water ingress in very small, tight enclosures or where water may quickly evaporate. Our Engaged Experts can help with guidance.

Ingress Protection tests we commonly provide include:
  • DIN 40 050 (Part 9): High pressure steam jet cleaning
  • IEC 60529
  • MIL-STD 810 Blowing Sand or Dust
  • Depth/Submerge for Flooding, Crush Depth or Pressure
  • ASTM D951 test Method for Water Resistance of Shipping Containers by Spray Method
  • NEMA 250
  • UL 50E

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