May 29, 2016


Dust Testing


In electronic enclosures, dust causes cooling systems to clog up and reduces their effectiveness. Dust testing is one of two standard IP tests which are designed to meaure the effectiveness of an enclosure at preventing dust ingress. Dust can also act as an abrasive when it gets between moving parts.

The settling dust testing chamber can be controlled for dust deposition rate, temperature and humidity. Different standard dusts are used to simulate different types of dust existing in in varyious environments.
Dust Testing Chamber

Temperature Range: 25°C to +50°C w/humidity control
Largest Inside Dimensions: 1.15 m L x 0.76 m W x 1.80 m H
Door Opening: 1.52 m L x 0.98 m W

Stock Dusts

ISO 12103-1, A2 Fine
ISO 12103-1, A4 Coarse
JIS Test Powder 1, Class 8
Other test dusts available



  • GMW3172
  • IEC 60529, IP5X, IP6X
  • JIS D 0207
  • MIL-STD-810 Method 510.4
  • SAE J575