Temperature + Humidity
The temperature inside of a vehicle sitting in the baking sun with the windows rolled up can reach 80°C. Plastic materials can distort, electronics are baked and leather dries and cracks.
The salt fog test (or salt spray test) has been used for over 70 years to measure the corrosion resistance of plated or coated metal parts.
Thermal shock testing is used to examine the effect of very rapid temperature changes on a product.
In electronic enclosures, dust causes cooling systems to clog up and reduces their effectiveness. Enclosures for outdoor or marine environments are designed to keep rain or wash down water from damaging the electrical components inside.
We are one of the few laboratories in Canada to offer Military standard (MIL STD 810F) solar radiation soak testing featuring the Atlas Solar climatic chamber
manufactured by WEISS Technik.