Accelerated Life Testing Services - Accelerated Aging - Shelf Life Testing Lab

Accelerated life testing, referred to as accelerate aging testing or shelf life testing, can be performed on packaged medical devices or various products to determine shelf life and document expiration dates. These accelerated tests help pinpoint possible seal and burst strength faults, leaks, and film delamination in medical device and pharmaceutical packaging. The tests are prominent in biomedical research, pharmaceutical and medical device packaging and are a FDA requirement.

Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions features multiple walk-in chambers for accelerated aging testing per ASTM F1980-02 for packaged medical devices, which is the standard guide for accelerated aging of sterile barrier systems for medical devices. The RMTS lab team will help guide you through the process with prompt accelerated life testing within your budget. For example, such variables as temperature selection for an accelerated aging study need to be determined by the temperature that avoids unrealistic failure conditions such as deformation due to melting.

    RMTS currently has several accelerated temperatures and temperature/humidity aging conditions and offers other conditions as well.

    Standard Current Conditions:

  • 55°C (131°F)
  • 60°C (140°F)
  • 45°C (113°F)
  • 50°C (122°F)
  • *Temperature/Humidity accelerated conditions upon request.

    The shelf life test chart, on the right, is from ASTM F1980 shows time vs temperature (weeks equivalent to one year room temperature)

    Test Chambers Specifications

    Large Walk-in Chamber

  • 10’ x 12’ x 8’ internal capacity
  • Temperature range: 73.4°F to 185°F (23°C to 85°C)
  • Humidity range: 10% to 98%
  • Medium Walk-in Chamber

  • 7’ x 8’ x 8’ internal capacity
  • Temperature range: 73.4°F to 185°F (23°C to 85°C)
  • Humidity range: 10% to 98%
  • Small Walk-in Chamber

  • 6’ x 6’ x 7’ internal capacity
  • Temperature range: 73.4°F to 185°F (23°C to 85°C)
  • Humidity range: 10% to 98%
  • Small Walk-in Chamber

  • 4’ x 8’ x 8’ internal capacity
  • Temperature range: 73.4°F to 185°F (23°C to 85°C)
  • Humidity range: 10% to 98%

Accelerated life/shelf life/ageing test laboratory experience in the following industries:

  • Biomedical research
  • Military/aerospace/defense
  • Medical device packaging
  • Solar/photovoltaic
  • Consumer products
  • Electronics/telecommunications
  • Industrial
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Transportation
  • FDA-regulated consumer products

Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions will make sure that you satisfy the internal and industry standards of your project. Accurate and reliable results will be provided based on your requirements along with exceptional, personal service. When testing is completed, you will receive a detailed, clear report for your product qualification and third-party validation testing. Contact us if you're ready to test now or if you need assistance in developing a test specification. RTMS - a recognized leader in accelerated life testing and shelf life testing for industry.

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