Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions features contract thermal shock testing services capable of producing conditions to meet MIL-STD 810F method 503.4 and RTCA/DO160 temperature/thermal shock protocols or customer specified. Thermal shock occurs when a temperature rise causes different parts of an object to expand by different amounts. This disparity of expansion can be understood in terms of stress and strain. At some point, this stress can exceed the strength of the material, causing a crack to form. If nothing stops this crack from expanding through the material, it will cause the object’s structure to fail. Products, parts, or packages that are being shipped from a warm environment to a very cold location during transportation or loading should undergo thermal shock testing to replicate real-life circumstances. Thermal shock testing is designed for testing electrical, automotive, and military/aircraft parts and components. Be assured that our lab has all the equipment and experience to conduct these tests in the appropriate manner to industry standards.
The thermal shock chambers in our laboratory are used for testing products and are specifically designed to thermally shock and stress a product as a result of rapid temperature changes. Packages in transit often experience rapid and dramatic fluctuations in temperature, which can lead to structural damage. thermal shock testing with Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions can make sure your product is ready for the diverse temperature gradient of travel.
What Is Thermal Shock?
Thermal shock occurs when a temperature rise causes different components or areas of a product to expand by different amounts or at different rates. This disparity of expansion can be understood in terms of stress and strain. At some point, such stress can exceed the strength of the material, causing cracks to form. If such cracks’ progress through the material is not checked, the entire structure of the product will fail. This can cost companies millions of dollars in research, development, and production costs.
Thermal shock testing is a preventative measure to ensure a product is prepared to handle dramatic or successive changes in temperature. Thermal shock testing is particularly poignant for products, packages, and parts that are being shipped from warm environmental conditions to significantly colder locations. Such testing can replicate real-life circumstances and verify the product can withstand the transport.
Thermal Shock Testing With RMTS
Thermal shock testing is designed for testing electrical, automotive, and military or aircraft parts and components. Accordingly, products subjected to testing must meet industry standards including MIL-STD 810F method 503.4 and RTCA/DO160 temperature/thermal shock protocols. At Rock Mountain Testing Solutions, our tests adhere to such standards and can be tailored to meet customer specific requirements. Our lab has the equipment and experience to conduct thermal shock testing in a manner appropriate to industry and client standards.
The thermal shock chambers in our laboratory are used for testing products and are specifically designed to thermally shock and stress a product as a result of rapid temperature changes with a temperature range -90.4°F to +392°F (-68°C to +200°C). With such a broad temperature range, you can be assured that the conditions your product may face will be accounted for. RMTS will conduct your thermal shock testing project according to the exact requirements specified.
During thermal shock testing, the product undergoes a predetermined number of cycles, during which it is exposed to extremely high temperatures followed immediately by extremely low temperatures before returning to ambient temperature. After the final thermal shock cycle has been performed, the package or product is inspected for damage, loss of reliability, and loss of performance.
We will consult with you on custom climatic test protocols allowing for a very close approximation of the actual thermal conditions that your product will endure. Our lab technicians will work with you to identify the correct transfer time between temperature exposures and the appropriate dwell time at each extreme. When testing is completed, you will receive a reliable and accurate testing report for your product qualification and third-party validation testing.
Contact Rocky Mountain Testing Solutions today for expert assistance in designing your thermal shock testing specifications.
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