Environmental & Temperature Testing
What is Environmental Testing?
Environmental testing demonstrates a product's ability to perform during or after exposure to a specific environment. Certain environmental stressors are also to accelerate the aging process in certain products for life testing. These environmental tests are used to prove:
- a product's integrity
- verify manufacturer's claims regarding operational limits
- determine realistic warranty terms
- prepare procedures on proper and safe operation
Environmental testing is not confined to temperature testing. Vibration testing is another accelerant that can be used. For example, design for transportation simulation is important in any manufacturing environment. Common carriers expose packages to extreme dynamic forces, which can result in a product's failure before arrival at its ultimate destination. Our transportation simulation tests replicate conditions during transportation and storage of products in boxes or packages. Percept can also test products designed to operate under mobile conditions so you're fully confident that your products will arrive safely and operate correctly.
Temperature & Humidity Testing
Excessive temperature is the main cause of failure in most types of equipment. Temperature testing is used to determine the thermal limits of operation of units, to cause early life failures and to verify internal cooling/heating design parameters.
Percept can fully test your product across its entire temperature and humidity specification, insuring it will perform properly in all possible environmental conditions that your customers may subject it to. Percept's testing chambers produce constant or cycling temperatures ranging from -150 F to + 350 F to test either operating or non-operating units. Humidity can be varied with temperature. Automated controllers deliver around the clock documented data.
Multiple combinations of humidity, altitude, and temperature are available, along with greater temperature extremes for specialized tests to meet your specific needs.