Environmental Simulation Testing

IBL-Lab GmbH offers you the possibility to carry out environmental simulation tests for your products according to current and highest standards. Together we bring your products quickly and efficiently to the market.
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Performed for your Products

Environmental simulation offers the possibility to perform tests on the product or on the effects on the environment itself, faster than the more time-consuming method of testing under real conditions in real time.

You get important data for your products:

  • Performance functional behavior

  • Long-term behavior or service life

  • Impact on the environment

Developed for your Needs

Our experienced engineers compile the important points for environmental simulation in an interdisciplinary way in order to adapt it to your product.

Their approach includes the following sub-steps:

  • Which boundary conditions can arise and act by simulating the environmental impact?

  • How does the environment affect the product?

  • How does the product affect the environment?

  • Measuring the environmental effects

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Climate & Climate Change Test

We test the resistance of your products to temperature and humidity. In our top-equipped laboratory for environmental simulation, we perform tests according to international standards and OEM specifications.

With many years of experience, our qualified and experienced staff will accompany you in the areas of:

  • Automotive

  • Agricultural technology

  • Construction machinery

  • Railroad

  • Fire alarm technology

  • Industry

  • IT

  • Shipping

We are at your disposal for single tests up to complete validations.

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IBL-Laboratory Test Facilities

State-of-the-art Technology

  • Temperature and climate chambers, especially for integrity of plastic structures (cold, heat)

  • IEC 60068-2-38: Vibration and mechanical shock

  • EMC measuring stations (immunity)

  • Gassing systems or radiation simulators

  • Dust and water exposure (IP protection type test)

  • Salt fog chambers (ship, coast, sea freight)

Environmental simulation laboratory for mechanical, climatic and corrosive testing

Below are some examples of our capabilities:

  • Vibration and mechanical shock (sinusoidal, multisinus, random, shock, SRS, SOR, SOS, time-history, sine-beat method)

  • Climatic tests -85°C to +350°C

  • Corrosion tests with salt spray according to ISO 9227

  • Chemical resistance/media resistance according to ISO 16750-5, LV 124, IEC-60068-2-74

  • Thermal shock in air and in liquids

  • IP protection class according to EN 60529, ISO 20653

  • IK impact resistance grade

  • Rough handling according to IEC 60068-2-31

  • Condensation test

Testing Equipment

3D-Vibration Tests

A special feature in our environmental simulation laboratory are vibration and shock tests in all three axes—simultaneously! Applied to the following standards:

  • IEC-60068-2-6

  • IEC-60068-2-64

  • IEC 60068-2-27

  • IEC 60068-2-5

The importance of monoaxial vibration testing continues to be recognized in many industries.

Today, efficiency is increasingly required to ensure the reliability of modern test systems. A commonly used vibration test system excites a test specimen with forces acting in one direction on the specimen in a very defined and specific manner.

However, there is a growing demand to detect the effects in multiple directions.

This is where the three-dimensional (3D) component comes into play. We have the equipment to show these requirements visibly and tangibly, simultaneously! Test your products close to the way nature does!

Our laboratory offers a unique test environment for this purpose and provides excellently trained personnel for this branch of testing, who are able to understand and interpret the relationships.

Corrosion Tests & Chemical Resistance

With the help of a salt spray test according to DIN EN ISO 9227 and selectively chosen aggressive liquids, the corrosion resistance of a material or a corrosion protection coating on it can be determined in principle.

The experience and know-how of the engineers at IBL-Lab GmbH help to carry out these important tests and to evaluate them after the tests. IBL-Lab GmbH draws on many years of experience in the field of testing in order to perform the so important corrosion and to determine the effect of the damage afterwards.

You do not only get a test, but the full competence and the certainty what and how to improve.

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International Protection Class Testing

IBL-Lab GmbH examines the effect of dust, sand or water on or in the objects. Our experienced engineers help with the IP protection type tests according to IEC-60529 standard norm to detect the most different types of failures, such as the failure of functions, wear (erosion), electrical short circuit or abrasive behavior of mechanical parts or conductor defects and thus make the product safer.

The IP protection type code is used to describe the protection of the enclosure against the ingress of foreign bodies. The different types of influence are summarized in IP classes.

Accompanying the IP protection type tests, IBL-Lab GmbH also performs the assessments of the test item and documents both the function and the tightness of the housing.

Frequently Asked Questions

All you need to know about Environment Simulation Testing

What is the purpose of environmental testing?

Environmental Simulation Testing ensures the ability of your product to operate satisfactorily in any real-world situation. Therefore, it is recommended to perform environmental testing on your products to comply with established standards. Not always environmental testing is part of contractual or legal requirements, but it is necessary to comply with established standards.
It is the more comfortable way to avoid any litigation and in case of a malfunction of the product you can prove that the necessary and recommended tests have been performed.
Besides, you can improve the quality of your product because testing can expose design flaws and manufacturing defects early in the development procedure of your product which can avoid subsequent warranty claims.

Why is environmental testing important?

Simulating different climatic conditions and mechanical stress, environmental testing prepares your product for use in real-world situations. Ideally, testing is performed at a very early stage of product development to determine the expected resilience in the anticipated environments.
The material of the devices is exposed to extreme conditions during the various tests to allow premature wear to be detected, such as aging and abrasion. In this way, the product design as well as the manufacturing process can be optimized and validated.

What are the benefits of environmental testing?

Environmental testing can increase product reliability and reduce product development risks. Thus, the time as well as the cost of product development would be reduced.
The life expectancy of a device can be better calculated, and warranty cases can also be reduced through improved quality, which in turn reduces costs for maintenance and customer service. The result is higher customer satisfaction and thus higher sales figures.

What are environmental test chambers?

In a climatic chamber, a specific climate is created for the duration of the test and, if necessary, also changed during this time. As a rule, this involves temperature and humidity. However, factors such as sunlight irradiation, CO² concentration or rain, snow and wind can also be simulated.

Which climate conditions can be simulated?

Temperature, humidity, altitude, salt fog, salt Spray, sand & dust, solar radiation, FAA Fire, HALT/HASS, acceleration, wind & rain, hailstorms, ice & snow, overpressure, mixed flowing gas, explosive atmospheres, fuel icing and lots more.

What is environmental test equipment?

The most important instruments used inside and outside the laboratory include:

  • Sample preparation equipment

  • Temperature chambers

  • Biofuel analyzers

  • Balances

  • Evaporators

  • Stability chambers

  • Particle counters

  • pH meters

  • GC systems, autosamplers and software

  • HPLC systems for carbamate and explosives analysis

Standards & Norms for Environmental Simulation Testing

ETSI EN 300 019-1-4 V1.1.2Equipment Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 1-4: Classification of...
ETSI EN 300 019-2-3 V2.1.2Equipment Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 2-3: Specification of...
ETSI EN 300 019-2-4 V2.1.2Equipment Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 2-4: Specification of...
IEC-60068-1Part 1: General and guidance
IEC-60068-2-1Environmental testing – Part 2-1: Tests - Test A: Cold
IEC-60068-2-11Environmental testing – Part 2-11: Tests – Test Ka: Salt mist
IEC-60068-2-14Environmental testing – Part 2-14: Tests – Test N: Change of temperature
IEC-60068-2-18Environmental testing – Part 2-18: Tests- Test Rand guidance: Water
IEC-60068-2-2Environmental testing – Part 2-2: Tests – Test B: Dry heat
IEC-60068-2-27Environmental testing – Part 2-27: Tests – Test Ea and guidance: Shock
IEC-60068-2-29Basic environmental testing procedures – Part 2: Tests - Test Eb and guidance: Bump
IEC-60068-2-30Environmental testing – Part 2-30: Tests – Test Db: Damp heat, cyclic (12 h + 12 h cycle)
IEC-60068-2-31Environmental testing – Part 2-31: Tests – Test Ec: Rough handling shocks, primarily for equipment-type specimens
IEC-60068-2-38:2021 RLVEnvironmental testing – Part 2-38: Tests – Test Z/AD: Composite temperature/humidity cyclic test
IEC-60068-2-47Environmental testing - Part 2-47: Tests - Mounting of specimens for vibration, impact and similar dynamic tests
IEC-60068-2-52Environmental testing – Part 2-52: Tests – Test Kb: Salt mist, cyclic (sodium chloride solution)
IEC-60068-2-57:2013Environmental testing – Part 2-57: Tests – Test Ff: Vibration – Time-history and sine-beat method
IEC-60068-2-6Environmental testing – Part 2-6: Tests – Test Fc: Vibration (sinusoidal)
IEC-60068-2-64Environmental testing – Part 2-64: Tests – Test Fh: Vibration, broadband random and guidance
IEC-60068-2-68Environmental testing – Part 2-68: Tests – Test L: Dust and Sand
IEC-60068-2-74Environmental testing – Part 2-74: Tests – Test Xc: Fluid contamination
IEC-60068-2-78Environmental testing – Part 2-78: Tests – Test Cab: Damp heat, steady state
IEC-60068-2-80Environmental testing – Part 2-80: Tests – Test Fi: Vibration – Mixed mode
IEC-60529Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
IEC 60945Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems – General requirements – Methods of testing and required test results
IEC 61969-3Mechanical structures for electrical and electronic equipment – Outdoor enclosures – Part 3: Environmental requirements, tests and...
ISO 9227 - tests in artificial atmospheres - Salt spray tests (ISO 9227:2017)Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres - Salt spray tests (ISO 9227:2017);
John Deere Standard JDQ 201Testing of Electronic and Electrical Devices — Environmental and Mechanical Loads
John Deere Standard JDQ 53.3Environmental Design & Testing of Electronic/Electrical Components and Assemblies
MIL-STD-810HEnvironmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests
RTCA / DO-160EEnvironmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
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Environment Testing

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