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MIL-STD-810G Testing Laboratory

EUROLAB Our environmental testing of components and structures in the laboratory has gained an industry-wide reputation for delivering professional, reliable and timely results to our customers, regulatory agencies and manufacturers of military systems and subsystems.

Thanks to state-of-the-art MIL-STD-810-compliant installations, we are able to test from component level to the entire vehicle for a wide range of environmental and performance-based testing.

The MIL-STD-810 test includes simulation of a wide range of environmental conditions, including:

  • Shock
  • Vibration
  • Explosive atmosphere
  • Nor
  • Pressure
  • Drizzling
  • Mantar
  • High / low temperature
  • Thermal shock
  • Sand and dust
  • Water inlet
  • Solar radiation
  • Ice, Freezing and Rain

Although MIL-STD 810 test methods have been developed especially for military and defense applications, most methods are also frequently used in commercial products.

Buying a durable device means buying a device that is more durable than ordinary consumer products and is also reliable in some of the harshest environmental conditions on the planet. When extreme operating conditions require robust technology, equipment manufacturers are based on standards such as MIL-STD-810G (Mil-Spec).

What is MIL-STD-810?

The MIL-STD-810 test method standard for environmental engineering assessments and laboratory tests is a publication of the US Department of Defense with contributions from the US Army, Air Force and Navy, and the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST). and Shock and Vibration Information Analysis Center (SAVIAC) ası The primary priorities are still the same (except Method 528), adapting the environmental design and testing limits of the primary elements to the conditions under which the special materiel will survive (except Method 528). instead of attempting to reproduce the media itself, the creation of laboratory test methods that multiply the effects of media on the materiel. But,

First published on 1961, MIL-STD-810 has entered a number of versions with new test methods, explanations and different test intensities and durations. Current version - MIL-STD-810G - 21 on May 2008 replaced the MIL-STD-5F, which was last updated on May 2003.

The MIL-STD-810 standard is designed to build confidence in the environmental value and durability of material system designs and offers testing methods to achieve the following objectives:

  • Describe environmental stress sequences, durations and equipment life cycles.
  • Develops analysis and test criteria appropriate to material and environmental life cycle.
  • Evaluate material performance when exposed to the life cycle of environmental stresses.
  • Identifies deficiencies, deficiencies and defects in material design, materials, production processes, packaging techniques and maintenance methods.
  • Indicates compliance with the terms of the contract.

Commercial application of MIL-STD-810?

Although MIL-STD-810 is intended for use by all departments and agencies of the United States Department of Defense, it is often used to provide an excellent basis for testing commercial products. Manufacturers of computers, mobile phones and other equipment are generally tested to standards and marketed as MIL-STD-810 compliant or ruggedized.

MIL-STD-810 Test Methods

MIL-STD-810 offers the 28 test method covering a wide range of environmental conditions, including rain, vibration, dust, humidity, extreme temperatures, shock and salt fog. EUROLAB engineers fully comply with MIL-STD-810 standards and can help ensure that your products demonstrate the required compliance. EUROLAB can perform all tests available on MIL-STD-810 as described below.

Method 500.5 - Altitude

The altitude test examines high-altitude devices and components such as the cockpit of an airplane. The tests also subject components - seals, safety equipment, ejection mechanisms and optical equipment - to rapid and catastrophic decompression.

The appropriate height test considers how devices can withstand rapid changes in temperature, humidity and pressure. The pass test provides the assurance of superior quality, which can be an important selling point for a product.

EUROLAB has been performing altitude tests since the 1998s and can accurately reproduce high altitude conditions in our laboratories. In addition to altitude / vibration tests and explosive decompression tests, we test a combination of altitude, temperature and humidity, as well as flat altitudes up to 100.000 feet. Our test rooms contain both components and complete devices. At the same time, 5 offers a ramp speed for the standard altitude test of 0 to 100.000 feet in less than minutes.

Our experience in environmental simulation and the size of our altitude chambers have won us many defense-related projects. As one of the nation's most trusted names, EUROLAB has helped major aviation and avionics companies face regulatory challenges while offering high quality products.

Methods 501.5 and 502.5 - High Temperature / Low Temperature and Method 507.5 Humidity

The temperature test examines how components and systems behave in high temperature environments. Such tests evaluate the possibility of failure due to mechanical failures, material degradation and parameter changes.

Test methods examine the strength of the product when it is turned off when exposed to high or low temperatures. The methods also examine the functional ability of a device under extreme temperatures.

Products exposed to moisture for a long time tend to deteriorate. Coatings break down, fuels break down, and electrical equipment break down. The moisture test examines how components and systems behave in fluctuating relative humidity environments. Such tests assess the likelihood of malfunction due to rapid water or frost formation, misting and waterproofing failures.

EUROLAB 50 has been conducting climate tests for more than a year, so we understand all types of temperature and humidity testing required to provide the most reliable and high performance products. Our temperature test includes the thermal cycling used to evaluate the solder joint reliability.

EUROLAB performs temperature and humidity tests on its own or as a combined environment test. Combined ambient tests combine most temperature, humidity and vibration testing in special room installations.

Method 503.5 - Temperature Shock

The thermal shock test typically involves a very high temperature change rate at temperatures of 30 ° C or higher per minute. The test can be useful for any device or component that needs to withstand sudden temperature changes in a short period of time, such as when products move hot interiors to the lower freezer exterior surfaces.

EUROLAB offers a variety of protocols for testing products against thermal shock effects, and complying with MIL-STD-810 and other standards. The test products are subjected to air-to-air thermal shock testing, in which a product moves mechanically from one extreme temperature to another. EUROLAB does this by using two zones of thermal shock chambers. For items that cannot be moved from one room to another by elevator, EUROLAB can customize fixtures to accommodate a larger size.

EUROLAB also uses thermocouples to record and document the temperature of items when exposed to extreme temperatures.

Method 505.5 - UV Resistance to Solar Radiation

Exposure to sunlight can damage equipment that is used and stored outside, making the assessment of materials when exposed to radiation and the heating effect of direct exposure to sunlight a vital impact for mission success.

EUROLAB operates state-of-the-art solar radiation facilities that use special radiation sources to provide the spectral content and the most demanding conditions. The solar radiation test includes actinic effect tests to measure prolonged exposure to sunlight, as well as heating tests to measure the effect of prolonged exposure.

We are capable of testing devices of any size and can help ensure compatibility with MIL-STD-810 by testing glass and transparent armor, carbon fiber, plastic and elastomers, electrical components, communication equipment, alternative power cells, and drones.

Method 506.5 - Rain

Severe winds and rain can occur anywhere in the world, leading to wear and corrosion, limiting radar activity and preventing communication. For regulatory compliance and quality control, it is important to test components and products against wind and rain.

EUROLAB has a long history of wind testing for military and civilian equipment and offers the largest wind testing laboratory network throughout the country. Our wind-driven rain test assesses the impact of falling rainwater on devices and the impact of moisture penetration on water-resistant housings, radio communications, optical properties, radar efficiency and mechanical functionality.

Our tests exceed MIL-STD-810 guidelines to ensure a reliable product in all weather conditions. We can also customize a training program to examine specific environmental factors to help improve your products further.

Method 508.6 - Mushrooms

Products designed to operate in hot and humid environments must be able to withstand fungal attacks. Fungal growth can cause changes in the optical, mechanical and electrical properties of a material, resulting in compromise of the system or component. With decades of expertise in the effect of fungi, EUROLAB can simulate precise conditions for fungal contamination. We can also develop a test program to ensure compliance with any MIL-STD-810 standard.

Method 509.5 - Salt Mist Test

Products exposed to the elements must be able to withstand the possibility of corrosion. Salt spray and fog resistance provide a better quality product. The salt fog and salt spray test will help determine the effectiveness of protective coatings and topcoats in addition to the effect of salt on the electrical and physical aspects of a product.

Our EUROLAB testing facilities will accurately reproduce the conditions that a product will encounter in bad weather. This allows our engineers to isolate problem areas and make suggestions for improvements. Sealed salt spray chambers subject the components to controlled doses of an atomized sodium chloride solution. We use state-of-the-art data collection and analysis tools to assess the overall corrosion resistance of your product.

EUROLAB can test large parts from military systems, telecommunications equipment and power generators, as well as small parts to automotive parts and consumer electronics.

Method 510.5 - Sand and Dust Test

Sand and dust can adversely affect sensitive electronics and do not mention external surfaces that protect electrical parts. Military vehicles and individual system components are currently one of the largest markets for dust testing.

Procedures test that a product exposes its effectiveness to retain particles to particles smaller than 150 micrometers and also to particles between 150 to 850 micrometers.

EUROLAB operates some of the largest and most sensitive sand and dust chambers in the industry by offering tests that can be modified to meet specific requirements. Our engineers can make adjustments in real time to ensure that the tested products are exposed to the right mixture of harmful particulate matter.

EUROLAB is also a leading dust explosion testing company equipped to perform compliance management for OSHA, NFPA and other standards.

Method 511.4 - Explosive Atmosphere

The explosive atmosphere test provides important information about engines, aircraft components, electronics, lighting systems and engines. Hot spots on product surfaces may explode and cause explosion. The Explosive Atmosphere test determines whether a product operates in a highly volatile environment contaminated with fuel without causing explosion.

EUROLAB offers comprehensive explosive tests for military, commercial aircraft, automotive, aerospace and operating room equipment. EUROLAB can provide fuel and vapor mixtures using propane, hydrogen gas, jet aircraft fuel or hydrocarbon n-hexane as a full service explosive environment testing facility.

Method 512.5 - Dipping

The immersion test evaluates how a product, component, or system works when immersed or partially immersed in water or partially in other liquids.

Method 513.6 - Acceleration

The acceleration test exposes the products to acceleration forces for long periods of time. Failure to withstand acceleration forces can result in structural deviations, leaks, stuck accelerators, damage to the mounting hardware, pump cavitation, damage to circuit boards, inoperative relays, forced pressures, and irregular sensor function.

EUROLAB test facilities include centrifuges with electrical slip rings that can accommodate up to 100 data and control channels. We can also provide swivels to facilitate the pneumatic and hydraulic operation of the test items. A wide range of rotary configurations gives our engineers great flexibility to operate and monitor parts during testing.

EUROLAB performs the following acceleration test:

  • Acceleration
  • Centrifugal acceleration
  • Multi-axis acceleration test
  • Load analysis
  • Push application test
  • Method 514.6 - Vibration

The vibration test protocol regenerates the types of power that will occur during the life of a product. Random vibration testing can identify design weaknesses and can be used on jet engines, cruise missiles, catalytic converters, motorcycle components and all products designed for transportation.

MIL-STD-810 includes a series of vibration tests that provide different procedures depending on whether vibration is expected during production, transportation or operation.

EUROLAB has been a vibration test partner to manufacturers and contractors for more than 50 years. Our plants are built in accordance with best practices for insulation mass, inertial mass and reaction mass. Our testing laboratories have also been carefully calibrated to compensate for the impact of ambient vibrations on the testing process.

EUROLAB vibration testing laboratories are equipped to perform various tests required to comply with MIL-STD-810 standards. With tandem shakers we can produce a force of 70.000 pounds and a force of 45.000 pounds on a single shaker. It also performs vibration tests that exceed 200 GRMS in a single band and can connect to more than 100 data channels.

Method 516.6 - Shock

The shock test can determine whether the devices will withstand high-level impulses and temperature changes encountered during transport and handling. During testing, a device is subjected to sudden and excessive acceleration or deceleration. Engineers analyze the device's responses to determine the performance quality.

For over a year, EUROLAB has been offering shock and vibration tests for electrical parts, black boxes, antennas, hydraulic components and material samples. For mechanical shock testing we use the following methods: pyrotechnics to simulate pyrotechnics, drop tests, towers to reduce mechanical shock, air-gun hydroshock, free fall and variable force test techniques. Our test rooms can also quickly change the temperature of the tester.

Method 521.2 - Icing, Frozen Rain

Items exposed to items will likely be exposed to freezing temperatures. Exact tests will determine whether aircraft structures and controls can withstand freezing rains and ice. Such tests can be very important for ocean ships because they can interfere with the performance of frozen rain antennas, optical devices and meteorological instruments.

EUROLAB provides climate-dependent icing tests that meet various regulatory standards. We can adapt our tests to the conditions prescribed for a particular product. Not only do we offer ice and freezing rain tests, but we also test for rapid effects and rapid temperature changes.

Standard Test for MIL-STD-810 EUROLAB

For over a year, EUROLAB has been offering environmental testing solutions for a wide range of industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, telecommunications and energy. EUROLAB offers the testing expertise required to produce stronger, safer and more reliable products. With the largest network of test laboratories in North America, EUROLAB can provide a large collection of environmental simulation tests from coast to coast.

EUROLAB facilities are accredited by ISO / IEC 17025 by the ÖSAS Austrian Accreditation, allowing testing and certification according to a wide range of specifications, and many of our facilities have special approvals.