Environmental Testing

    State-of-the-art technology and increasing requirements for product reliability have intensified the need for advanced environmental testing. Accelerated life testing enables faults and potential modes of failure to be discovered in a short amount of time and assists in the prediction of service life and maintenance intervals for a product.

    Vipac’s Environmental Testing Division services many market sectors including:

    • Motor vehicles
    • Automotive components
    • Aerospace and defence electronic equipment
    • Medical devices
    • Consumer and electronic devices (mobile phones, radio systems etc.)
    • Industrial components (controllers, actuators, etc.)
    • Packaging (pharmaceutical, food & beverage, consumer products etc.)

    Vipac offers a variety of test facilities for a broad range of testing requirements including:

    • Vibration and Shock Testing
    • Combined Temperature & Vibration Testing
    • Temperature and Humidity Testing
    • Water and Dust Ingress Protection Testing
    • Driving Sand and Dust Testing
    • Salt Corrosion Testing
    • Solar Radiation Testing
    • Drop Testing
    • Hardness Testing
    • Flammability Testing
    • Testing to Client Specific Requirements.

    Vipac is a NATA accredited, ISO 9001/17025 compliant, fully independent testing laboratory and is contracted by many companies to provide confidential testing services to a wide range of standards including:

    • AS
    • EC
    • EN
    • IP Code
    • ASTM
    • MIL STDs
    • UNEEC
    • ISO
    • DEF-STN
    • Automotive Standards
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    Vehicle and automotive component testing can be carried out to Automotive standards such as those of Ford, Holden, Mitsubishi and Toyota.

    Vipac offers the flexibility for tests to be carried out to client specifications, and lead times to meet clients’ schedule requirements.

    Click on a link below for further information on Vipac’s Environmental Testing services in these markets:

    Testing Facilities include various Environmental Chambers in which conditions can be controlled to tight tolerances:

    • The Environmental Test Chamber, measuring 14m long x 5.5m wide and 4.5m high, is certified to test through a temperature range from -5°C to +60°C and humidity from 40% to 95%. It incorporates a 30 lamp CSI solar simulator, allowing any sunlight condition to above 1120W/m2 to be reproduced. Diurnal cycling can also be conducted.
    • The High Temperature Chamber (2.2mx2mx2m) provides for testing from ambient to 250°C.
    • The Balanced Temperature & Humidity Chamber (3mx3mx3m) allows testing from 20% to 95% relative humidity and from -80°C to +150°C.
    • The Thermal Shock Chamber allows testing from -80°C to +220°C Various smaller chambers covering dry heat, humidity and temperature shock cycling for testing smaller products or parts.

    Other Tests

    • High Intensity Acoustic Tests – up to 145dB
    • Explosive De-Compression Tests
    • Rain & Moisture Leakage Tests
    • Salt Fog Test
    • Sand & Dust Penetration Tests to most customer’s requirements and for any product – small parts up to container size
    • Bounce Tests – for packaging and transport of goods.

    As well as testing to industry and regulatory standards, our experience and capabilities are employed by clients to develop testing regimes as part of their product development cycle.