Environmental and Durability Testing
Environmental and durability testing can help you minimize risk from warranty, insurance and damage claims by detecting design flaws early. Durability testing is becoming increasingly important as manufacturers strive to increase the reliability of their products.
Conducted properly, environmental and durability testing can help you minimize risk from warranty, insurance and damage claims by detecting design flaws early. For instance, failure during transportation is a common problem and testing at the early stages of product development can help to ensure quality. Identifying a weakness in your design can help to improve your product and create greater revenue through customer satisfaction and retention. Some product faults may occur only under very controlled conditions. Intertek’s ability to monitor and record such conditions enables us to quickly identify the main root cause, and enables our clients to address them faster and get the products to market faster.
Testing is carried out in accordance with standards such as ASTM, SAE, ISO/IEC, UL 50, Telcordia, NEBS, ETSI, MIL, various OEM standards and more. We can also test according to your own standards or criteria.
Examples of environmental and durability testing include:
- Carbon arc testing
- Cyclic corrosion testing
- Salt spray testing
- Temperature/humidity – programmable chamber exposures
- Thermal aging/thermal cycling/thermal shock
- Vibration (single & multi-axis; sine, random, shock)
To learn how to differentiate your product even more in the marketplace through environmental & durability testing, visit the Intertek Quality & Performance Mark page.