Accelerated Stress Testing (AST)
We are the only testing lab in the world that can provide a broad range of Accelerated Stress Testing (AST) Services. We will work with you to uncover design defects or weaknesses that may not have been realized during product design.
Through simulated “real-life” conditions, accelerated stress testing will provide you with the data necessary to evaluate recent or proposed product changes, and ensure the reliability of your products. Accelerated stress testing can save you both time and money for various applications without making the setup and test execution complex. Our AST equipment accurately simulates real world conditions including simultaneous control of both amplitude and phase in 6 degrees of freedom and force ratings of 3,000 to 14,000 lbs. in each axis. For HALT/HASS testing of electronics we offer an air hammer table that uses an LN2 cooling system, a frequency range of 20 to 3,500 Hz and a vibration energy range of 3gRMS to 60gRMS.
Specific AST capabilities/test methods include:
- Accelerated Reliability Testing
- Failure Mode Verification Testing (FMVT®)
- Full System Life Testing (FSLT)
- Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT) and Highly Accelerated Stress Screen (HASS)
- Step Stress Testing
Multiple Environment Over Stress Test (MEOST)
Multiple Environment Over Stress Test is a test method similar to FMVT. MEOST takes multiple stress and applies it to the product in a short period of time and elevates those stresses towards two-thirds of the destruct limit. The primary objective of MEOST is to find the failure modes so they can be addressed.
Request more information to see how Intertek can help your organization with Accelerated Stress Testing (AST).