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Environmental Testing

One recognized service provider for your environmental testing, failure analysis or product safety consultation needs. Our turnkey testing offering and experts are ready to support you in the maze of test requirements and severities.

Key Benefits
One location for environmental and mechanical testing with failure analysis laboratory
Expertise from customer electronics to industrial, medical and military equipment
Testing experts with cross disciplinary know-how
Support for scoping of testing needs and standards

One-stop-shop for environmental testing

Our test facilities cover a wide range of generic and specific product standard tests for various customer needs. Testing is always an investment but worth every penny.

Environmental testing need comes as a requirement from authorities e.g. in case of maritime, aviation, railway or road vehicle applications. Whereas in the rest of the cases, it brings reliability for the end users and product manufacturers. For example, if thorough tests are not conducted for consumer products, there is a chance for substantial number of warranty claims, resulting in unnecessary costs. Regarding industrial electronics, the volumes are low but the devices are often used in business critical functions. Therefore, if there is a fault, repairs themselves can be costly or it can paralyze a whole factory. To avoid these risks, it makes pure business sense to test the reliability and robustness of the product.

With our Environmental Testing services and dedicated test equipment, we can subject the devices and products to different climates and climate changes, humidity, wearing, vibration, UV-light, chemicals, mechanical impacts and other aspect simulating usage environments around the world. We also conduct tests for humidity and dust as well as protection against access to hazardous parts.

Boost environmental testing with safety analysis

Our competence from both product safety and environmental testing methods enables us to deliver added value. We combine both worlds and assist in determining what should be tested and at which severity. We will inform you if we notice any possible issue even if the test result would satisfy the test requirement that is currently evaluated. For example, impact test, required by product specification, may be passed, but if we know that safety standard requires higher impact energy that was used in test, we will inform our customer. We of course provide the possibility to the re-test with additional requirements.

Our environmental testing services cover the following standards:

International standards for the environmental testing of electrotechnical products

  • IEC 60068-2-1 cold
  • IEC 60068-2-2 dry heat
  • IEC 60068-2-6 sinusoidal vibration
  • IEC 60068-2-64 random vibration
  • IEC 60068-2-27 shock test
  • IEC 60068-2-31 Test Ec: Rough Handling Shocks
  • IEC 60068-2-70 Test Xb: Abrasion Of Marking And Letterings Caused By Rubbing Of Fingers And Hands
  • IEC 60068-2-75 Test Eh: Hammer Tests
  • IEC 60068-2-14 Test N: Change Of Temperature
  • IEC 60068-2-30 Test Db: Damp Heat, Cyclic
  • IEC 60068-2-78 Damp Heat, Steady State
  • IEC 60068-2-11 Test Ka: Salt Mist
  • IEC 60068-2-52 Test Kb: Salt mist, cyclic
  • IEC 60068-2-27 Test Ea – Shock
  • IEC 60068-2-55 Test Ee - Loose Cargo Testing Including Bounce

Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment:

  • IEC 60529 IP classification, ingress testing, protection against solid objects, dust and water
  • IEC 62262 IK classification, impact testing

Medical equipment:

  • EN 60601-1-11 General requirements for basic safety and essential performance

Transportation:

  • ASTM D4332 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing
  • ASTM D4169 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems

Coating tests:

  • ISO 9211-4 Optics and optical instruments – Optical coatings – Specific test methods
  • MIL-C-675 Military specification: coating of glass optical elements
  • IPC 2.3.24.2 Porosity of Metallic Coatings on Copper-Base Alloys and Nickel
  • IEC 60068-2-11 Test Ka: Salt Mist
  • IEC 60068-2-52 Test Kb: Salt mist, cyclic

Regulations regarding road vehicles, railway, aviation and maritime:

  • ISO 16750-3, road vehicle standard
    IEC 61373, Railway applications – Rolling stock equipment – Shock and vibration tests
  • EN 50125-3, Railway applications - environmental conditions for equipment: equipment for signaling and telecommunications
  • DNVGL-CP-0203, Maritime, class programme is to describe the type approval scheme for electronic and/or programmable equipment and systems
  • DNVGL-CG-0339, Maritime, Environmental test specification for electrical, electronic and programmable equipment and systems
  • DNV Standard 2-4, Maritime, environmental test specification for instrumentation and automation equipment
  • MIL-STD-810, Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests
  • DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
Sami Inkilä

Sami Inkilä

Product Safety Specialist
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