Environmental Testing Services

Environmental Testing Services

*New* Temperature/Humidity Test Chamber

Washington Labs’ Environmental Testing Services cover a wide range of both military and commercial standards, as well as many client-supplied test plans and specifications, related to environmental effects, product ruggedness and reliability. We provide extensive experience in both testing and test plan preparation. Our emphasis on flexibility and support during testing. Our test facility provides a wide variety of test equipment, from thermal chambers to vibration system and we have affiliations with many other laboratories for the occasional test that is beyond our capability. Our ANAB accreditation’s provides an extensive list of environmental test methods.

We perform a wide array of tests according and are continually adding new capabilities to our test offerings. Our test facility boasts state of the art Data Logging and Computer Controlled test chambers to provide accurate and detailed profile controls and test data recording. Learn more about Washington Labs’ facilities and capabilities

Environmental Testing rounds out our testing offerings:

WLL Environmental Test services include testing to a wide range of standards or custom test requirements. We are continually adding new capabilities to our test offerings. Our test facility boasts state of the art Data Logging and Computer Controlled test chambers to provide accurate and detailed profile controls and test data recording.

  • Temperature Testing (-73C to 200°C)
  • Shock Testing (2 displacement)
  • Temperature & Temperature Shock
  • Vibration Testing
  • Combined Vibration and Temperature Testing
  • Humidity Testing
  • Transit Drop Testing (Packaged and unpackaged)
  • Transit/Bench Drop Testing
  • Rain & Blowing Rain Testing
  • Fluid Contamination Testing
  • Dust Testing
  • Altitude Testing (to 100,000 ft)
  • Salt Fog Testing
  • Immersion Testing

Our environmental simulation capabilities include:

  • Extreme low and high temperature testing with fast transition rates with chambers of varying size to fit your products
  • Temperature Shock
  • Altitude tests up to 100,000ft at various temperatures
  • Vibration and Shock testing according to your specs
  • Humidity testing with chambers of varying sizes including up to a 10′ by 10′ walk-in chamber
  • Combined Vibration and Temperature testing is available using our Agree chamber
  • Rain and Immersion tests, Drop tests, Salt Fog and others – just ask!

WLL provides temperature, humidity, vibration, shock, altitude, ingress protection, salt fog, acceleration and submersion to MIL-STD-810G, DO-160, IEC 60529 and 60068.

We also perform Life Cycle testing for your quality control test requirements using automated test fixtures for various types of equipment, including (but not limited to):

  • endurance testing of switches and buttons
  • repetitive testing of plugs
  • make/break testing of connectors

About Environmental Testing

Environmental testing demonstrates the ability of a product to survive harsh conditions under use, including storage and shipping. Testing during the prototyping stage can determine deficiencies in design, allowing modifications to be made prior to commencing production, and testing during the production stage can show the robustness and reliability of a finished product to potential buyers. Compliance with environmental test standards highlights a manufacturer’s commitment to providing high-quality, thoroughly tested products to their market, both domestically and world-wide.

An environmental test plan or procedure assesses the required conditions for testing based on the expected life cycle of the product prior to testing, in order to determine applicable tests and test levels.  Some examples of these tests include operational high and low temperatures, shipping transportation vibration, and resistance to corrosion. Test plans also lay the groundwork for testing schedules, compliance requirements, and sequence of testing, all which are vital to a consistent and successful environmental test program.

We also provide training on environmental testing and offer consultation services to support your product design in the area of environmental, EMC and electrical safety compliance.

Environmental testing assesses the ability of equipment to withstand harsh conditions under use, storage and shipping. An environmental test program consists of assessing profiles to simulate the conditions depending on the installation environment.

Environmental testing may also assess the ruggedness of equipment. HALT/HASS or Highly Accelerated Life Testing and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening simulate is used to assess the long-term effects of environmental stresses.

Vibration 75g peak, 12000lbf, 500lb load
Shock 2″ displacement
High Temperature to 200°C up to 20°C per minute transition
Low Temperature to -73°C up to 11°C per minute transition
Humidity 10 – 95% RH
Salt Fog chamber capacity up to 73 cu. ft.
(Interior dimensions: 72″ x 42″ x 42″)
Altitude to 100,000 ft.
Temperature Shock 200°C to -73°C
Drop Packaged and Unpackaged
Combined Vibration and Temperature 75g peak, 12000lbf, 500lb load
2″ displacement
-73 to 330°C
Standards/Profiles Environmental Test Facilities*
MIL-STD-810 MIL-PRF-28800 Physical Size Up to 10′ X 9′ X 10′
IEC60068 ISO 9227 Weight 2000 lbs.
ASTM B117 ASTM B368 Voltage 115/208/230/480V~
ASTM D2247 ASTM D1735 Frequency DC – 999Hz
ASTM G85 DIN 50021 *Accommodations are based upon your product-specific requirements.
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We can help your company get to market sooner. Call us today at 301-216-1500 to discuss your testing or engineering needs. Request for quote

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