CLIMATIC TESTING

Climatic testing puts a product through a range of scenarios – from heat to cold, humidity to pressure – to ascertain how well it can withstand different environments.

The testing procedure is useful for exposing technical products and devices to the kind of real-world stresses and strains a device will undergo on the market.
Temperature, humidity and other climatic influences can affect the performance of electronic products, parts and components, or even cause their failure. Climatic testing simulates the life cycle environments that are encountered by a product and ensures the product can perform satisfactorily in its intended environments.

PRIDE TESTING SERVICES provides the various Climatic Testing services as:

  • Temperature Testing:
    Temperature testing employs controlled chambers that can quickly adjust temperatures by circulating hot or cold fluid through a closed loop through which internal chamber air passes. When exposed to temperature changes, the performance and physical properties of a product may shift.
  • Humidity Testing:
    The test specification defines the applied humidity and test conditions, this may be a condensing test, where temperature and humidity cycle is performed precipitating condensation onto the sample, or a non-condensing test where humidity is present in the air but does not cause condensation to form.
  • Altitude Testing:
    Altitude testing simulates environments with different levels of reduced air pressure, allowing manufacturers to gauge the impact that high or low altitudes may have on their product or package system. Altitude testing is especially valuable for companies in the commercial transportation industry, where a variety of products and materials are exposed to extreme altitudes through air and ground transportation.
  • Icing & Freezing Rain Testing:
    The Icing and Freezing Rain test is conducted to evaluate the effect of icing on the operational capability of materiel. This method also provides tests for evaluating the effectiveness of de-icing equipment and techniques, including prescribed means to be used in the field.
  • Fungus Testing:
    The purpose of this fungus test is to assess the extent to which materiel will support fungal growth and how any fungal growth may affect performance or use of the materiel. The primary objectives of the fungus test are to determine:
    If the materials comprising the materiel, or the assembled combination of same, will support fungal growth, and if so, of what species.
    How rapidly fungus will grow on the materiel.
    How fungus affects the materiel, its mission, and its safety for use following the growth of fungus on the material.
    If the materiel can be stored effectively in a field environment.
    If there are simple reversal processes, e.g., wiping off fungal growth.
  • Immersion Testing:
    Immersion tests measure the progress of corrosion damage obtained from the immersion length within a corrosive environment, as well as other factors that can accelerate the corrosion process. These tests can involve alternative drying or immersions, such as in cases of cyclical tests.
  • Ingress Protection (IP) Testing:
    Ingress Protection (IP) Testing Ingress protection testing is performed to check for a product’s ability to resist the infiltration of water, dust, and other foreign solids to ensure functionality, safety, and product compliance. It is part of waterproofness testing.
  • Salt Fog Testing:
    Salt spray testing is an accelerated corrosion test that produces a corrosive attack to coated samples in order to evaluate (mostly comparatively) the suitability of the coating for use as a protective finish. The appearance of corrosion products (rust or other oxides) is evaluated after a pre-determined period of time. Test duration depends on the corrosion resistance of the coating; generally, the more corrosion resistant the coating is, the longer the period of testing before the appearance of corrosion or rust.
  • Solar Radiation Testing:
    Solar radiation testing entails exposing a sample material or component to simulated sunlight — bright light, heat, infrared, and ultraviolet radiation applied in amounts replicating months or even years of exposure to solar radiation. By carefully controlling the intensity of these stimuli, the duration of each exposure, and the number of cycles administered according to the pertinent test specifications, our technicians can assess the sample’s survivability over time.
  • Thermal Shock Testing:
    Thermal shock testing reduces the risk of product failure in the field by replicating a quick transition between two extreme temperatures; for example -50°C to 71°C in less than one minute. The test specification defines the applied temperatures and test conditions, this type of testing is commonly cyclic and its duration is defined by a set number of transitions (cycles) between the two temperatures.
  • Wind & Rain Testing:
    Wind and rain testing, blowing rain testing, and wind-driven rain testing, helps determine the following:
    Effectiveness of protective covers, cases, and seals in preventing the penetration of water into the material.
    Capability of the material to satisfy its performance requirements during and after exposure to water.
    Physical deterioration of the material caused by the rain.
    Effectiveness of any water removal system.
    Effectiveness of protection offered to a packaged material. 

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