Reliability and Accredited Environmental Testing

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

One-stop-shop for testing

Our state-of-the-art test facilities cover a wide range of generic and specific product standard tests to meet various customer needs. We understand that testing is an investment, but it is worth every penny to ensure reliability for end users and product manufacturers. 

Whether you require reliability and environmental testing due to regulatory authorities' requirements in industries such as maritime, aviation, railway, or road vehicles, or if you want to meet market demands for environmental testing, we have got you covered. Thorough testing is crucial to avoid warranty claims, unnecessary costs, and even potential paralysis of your operations. By proactively assessing the reliability and robustness of your products through our comprehensive testing services, you can protect your business against unforeseen risks and costs. 

Reliability and environmental condition testing

With our dedicated testing services and advanced test equipment, we can subject devices, products, and materials to different accelerated lifetime conditions. This includes simulating climate change, air pollutants, humidity levels, wear and tear, vibration effects, UV-light exposure, chemical reactions, corrosion resistance tests, 

We offer end-to-end support throughout the entire testing process – from test planning and tailoring to conducting the tests themselves. Our experts also provide thorough failure analysis services and interpretation of test results. Additionally, we can conduct lifetime predictions to extrapolate results from accelerated testing to real-time use scenarios. 

Accredited Environmental Testing

Etteplan Finland Oy holds the commercial Environmental test laboratory accreditation code T298 in accordance with requirement SFS-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017, giving us the ability to offer accredited Environmental testing. Etteplan Finland Oy’s scope of accreditation can be viewed on FINAS’s website

Boost environmental testing with safety analysis

At Etteplan, we possess expertise in both product safety and environmental testing methods, allowing us to deliver added value to our clients. By combining these services, we assist you in determining what needs to be tested and at which severity level. Even if a test result satisfies the current evaluation requirements, we will inform you of any possible issues or potential higher standards specified by safety regulations. We also provide the opportunity for re-testing with additional requirements, ensuring comprehensive evaluation and compliance. 

Etteplan's Corrosion Cube – Easy corrosion monitoring service for a variety of conditions

If your products are used in demanding environments, corrosion can lead to unexpected failures and maintenance costs. Our Corrosion Cube helps you measure the level of corrosion and corrosive elements present at typical use environments or your production site. By monitoring corrosion information, you can make fact-based decisions, determine corrosion rates for products and locations, and investigate failures caused by corrosion. 

Contact us today to learn more about how Etteplan can support your reliability and accredited environmental testing needs! 

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 60068-2-5 UV tests 
  • IEC 60068-2-6 sinusoidal vibration 
  • IEC 60068-2-64 random vibration 
  • IEC 60068-2-27 shock test 
  • IEC 60068-2-29 Bump 
  • 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 (Non accredited) 
  • 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 60068-2-32 Free Fall 
  • IEC 60068-2-38 Composite temperature/humidity cyclic test 
  • IEC 60068-2-78 Damp Heat, Steady State 
  • IEC 60068-2-11 Test Ka: Salt Mist (Non accredited) 
  • IEC 60068-2-52 Test Kb: Salt mist, cyclic (Non accredited) 
  • IEC 60068-2-27 Test Ea: Shock 
  • IEC 60068-2-55 Test Ee: Loose Cargo Testing Including Bounce 
  • IEC 60068-2-67 Damp heat accelerated aging (85/85) 
  • IEC 60068-2-80 Vibration – Mixed mode 

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 
  • ISO 20653 IP-test, road vehicles 

Medical equipment: 

  • IEC/EN 60601-1-11 General requirements for basic safety and essential performance (partial) 
  • IEC/EN 60601-1 Medical electrical equipment (partial) 

Transportation e.g.: 

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

Coating tests e.g.: 

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

Regulations regarding road vehicles, railway, aviation, maritime: 

  • ISO 16750-3, road vehicles – mechanical loads 
  • ISO 16750-4, road vehicles – climatic loads 
  • IEC 61373, Railway applications – Rolling stock equipment  
  • IEC/EN 50155, Railway applications 
  • IEC/EN 50130-5, Alarm systems 
  • IEC/EN 50125-3, Railway applications – environmental conditions for equipment: equipment for signaling and telecommunications 
  • IACS UR E10, Electronic equipment for use in ships 
  • DNVGL-CG-0339, Maritime, Environmental test specification for electrical, electronic and programmable equipment and systems 
  • DNV Standard for certification No. 2.4, Maritime, environmental test specification for instrumentation and automation equipment 
  • MIL-STD-810, Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests (partial) 
  • MIL-STD-810, Method 514 Vibration 
  • MIL-STD-810, Method 516 Shock 
  • DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment (Non accredited) 

Other product tests: 

  • EN 54-21  Fire detection and fire alarm systems 
  • EN 81-50  Lifts 
  • EN 14846  Building hardware – Locks and latches 
  • IEC/EN 60255-1 Measuring relays and protection equipment 
  • IEC/EN 60255-21-1 Vibration tests (sinusoidal) 
  • IEC/EN 60255-21-2 Shock and bump tests 
  • IEC/EN 60255-21-3 Seismic tests 

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Sami Inkilä

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