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  • Hastest Solutions Designs, Assembles, and Installs Three-Story Wind Turbine Test Chamber at University of Maine’s Offshore Wind Laboratory

    San Jose, Califormia July 27, 2012—The three-story Environmental Wind Turbine Test Chamber, which was designed, constructed, and installed by Hastest Solutions, is a milestone for the company and for wind farms as well. The chamber is located at the University of Maine’s 37,000 square foot Offshore Wind Laboratory where the director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, Dr. Habib Dagher is constructing North America’s first offshore deepwater wind farm. Testing wind turbines and wind turbine components in realistic environmental offshore conditions is a crucial factor in...

  • Benchtop Chambers: Small Scale Testing Tools

    Environmental testing is a very important process in many different sectors of industry and commerce. It is used to help professionals understand how their products will behave when exposed to conditions of extreme heat or cold, humidity or dryness, low and high air pressure and many other conditions. The equipment used to facilitate these tests ranges greatly in terms of size, capabilities and applications. In some cases, this equipment can be extremely large, such as in the case of test chambers used for the testing of large equipment that will...

  • Why Use Environmental Test Chambers?

    by Jenny Knodell, IQS Editor These days, the average product manufacturer's main concern is saving money. That means cutting costs where necessary. What parts of the manufacturing process are expendable? Unfortunately, some might say comprehensive product testing during research and development is an unnecessary process that can be shelved while sales are down, that merely meeting industry standards is enough. The test chambers are expensive and it's a lengthy process that requires a lot of skilled labor and equipment. In this tough economy, many manufacturers just don't seem to have...

  • Humidity Chambers, Temperature Chambers and other Test Chambers in the Space Program

    The manned space program has been and continues to be among humanity's most shining accomplishments. The efforts made by all of the participating nations are without precedent in history; never before have people from all over the planet joined together to try and expand the horizon of possibility for our species. Under harsh conditions and in the face of great personal peril, a community of visionaries has worked tirelessly, often without significant recognition, to explore space, to understand the earth's origins and its place in the universe and ultimately to...

  • From Military Testing to Other Possibilities

    Test chambers are able to help out in the testing of countless products by providing climate and environmental control to help in determining how a product will react to humidity, temperature, pressure, thermal shock, altitude and other factors that the product might be exposed to. AGREE chambers are one type of environmental test chamber that can be used to test various products reliability, access its qualifications and perform environmental stress screenings. Today, this model is used in various industries such as electronics, automotive and telecommunications. However, this was not always...

  • Test Chambers for Disability Research

    A moment ago, I was reading about Robert Smithdas, the first deaf and blind person ever to be awarded a master's degree. After reading about him, I couldn't help but think back to my time in college - how it could be difficult, how little ambition and drive I sometimes seemed to have and how I sometimes couldn't wait for class to end so I could go out with friends and I can't help but feel a combination of personal shame (for having taken my experience of sight and sound...

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Test Chambers

The term “test chamber” refers to any type of contained space within which different products are placed and tested for their responses to and the long-term effects of any number of changes. Generally, test chambers replicate environmental conditions that a product will likely encounter at some point while working in its intended setting. In this way, they allow a manufacturer to evaluate the product’s durability and general quality, and to recognize and correct potential malfunctions and flaws before the product reaches the consumer market. In addition, through the use of test chambers, manufacturers can gauge and increase the lifespan of their products. Test chambers are popular in a number of industries, including, but not limited to: aerospace, automotives, consumer products, electronics, energy, food processing, medicine, military and defense, packaging, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

Test chambers, also commonly called environmental test chambers, are usually designed to replicate conditions related to one or more of the following: altitude, humidity, temperature, thermal shock and vibration. They also test the effects of salt-spray corrosion, rain, sun exposure and other climate-based conditions. While some test chambers only perform one function at a time, the reason that many are designed to simulate multiple conditions at once is that this capability makes chambers more accurate, more functional and easier for use with a broad user base. Versatility also makes more a better investment. Nevertheless, many specialized test chambers are still available for purchase. Popular test chambers include AGREE chambers, altitude chambers, cryogenic chambers, temperature chambers, thermal shock chambers and vacuum test chambers.

The AGREE in AGREE chambers stands for “Advisory Group on Reliability of Electronic Equipment;” they are named after the US Defense Department group that originally set their quality standards. When they were first designed, AGREE chambers only tested military equipment. Today, however, they provide a combination of temperature, humidity and vibration testing to applications in a variety of industries. They can produce extreme temperature changes very quickly, between approximately 41? and 104? (5? and 40?) per minute, even with very large loads. Their vibration capabilities are based in the feature of a removable floor. Altitude chambers, also called hypobaric chambers, replicate the gas and pressure conditions found at differing altitudes. Altitude chambers test not only the response of products that will be exposed to high altitudes, but the response of human trainees that expect to be exposed to altitude changes and the lessening oxygen levels associated with these changes. This includes pilots-in-training, divers, mountaineers, athletes and the like. Due to the sensitive nature of their equipment and missions, altitude chambers are essential tools in the aeronautical, aerospace, automotive and military industries. Cryogenic chambers are test chambers that simulate environments with extremely low temperature, on average between -238? (-150?) and absolute zero, or lower, with the help of liquid nitrogen. Cryogenic chambers may be considered a type of temperature chamber, which is a chamber that studies the effects of sudden variations in temperature as well as extreme temperatures. Similarly, thermal shock chambers measure the stress and strain related reactions of a product to sudden and drastic temperature changes. They, as their name suggests, measure thermal shock specifically. Thermal shock, which causes faulting or cracking along lines of stress, is the result of conflict created uneven element expansion and compression created during heating or cooling. Due to their low thermal conductivity and their tendency to expand and compress unevenly, ceramics and glass are especially vulnerable to thermal shock. This is why so many industries, including, medical, aerospace, automotives, consumer goods and construction, use thermal shock chambers to test their products. Vacuum test chambers create a vacuum by removing air and pressure from a contained space, routinely achieving between 0 and 8 Torr levels. Industries that rely on tests in the low pressure environment of vacuum chambers include aerospace and sealing and packaging.

As more products are invented and technological innovations continue, the need for test chambers becomes greater, and test chamber manufacturers work to create test chambers with better environmental controls that lead to improved consistency and more extreme temperature ranges. At the moment, for example, most temperature chambers operate with temperature capacities between -100? (-73.3?) and 850? (454.?). Proper design and structure choices are essential to the creation of trustworthy test chambers, which is why updated chamber designs are so exciting. They often feature faster cycling times, simpler refurbishing methods easier assembly procedures and more. Between these improvements and their already sizable value, test chambers are a sure bet for those looking to manufacture a superior, more reliable product.

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