Environmental testing

EMC Technologies have comprehensive Environmental Laboratories offering NATA & A2LA accredited IP (Ingress Protection) and Temperature and Humidity cycling services

Environmental Testing – Degree of Protection provided by enclosure (IP Code) – IP Testing

Ingress Protection is the rating of the degree of protection provided by an enclosure with respect to foreign objects. These foreign objects may be dust, accidental contact or water. The IP code is formulated from a possible combination of IP tests to provide the full IP rating code. The IP codes that are shown on many consumer products are defined by International Protection Marking sometimes interpreted as Ingress Protection Marking. Many electrical & consumer products may require IP testing either as it is mandated and has become increasingly common for marketing claims, examples would include waterproof mobile phones.

EMC Technologies are capable to test and issue an accredited A2LA/NATA test report to IEC 60529 or AS 60529 (Degree of Protection provided by enclosure (IP Code testing) up to IP6X (Dust) and IPX8 (Water).

Enclosure Protection testing involves assessing ability of the product or its enclosure to provide protection against:

IPx4 testing – Electrical Enclosure

  • ingress of water (drip, spray, jet, immersion)
  • ingress of dust
  • solid foreign objects
  • access to hazardous parts
  • mechanical impact

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Levels of protection against water, dust, solid foreign objects and access to hazardous parts are defined by IEC 60529 and its derivatives such as AS 60529. This standard is commonly referred to as “IP Code” and is referenced by many commercial, industrial and consumer product standards.

Enclosure protection testing facilities at Melbourne and Sydney sites are :

  • Ingress protection testing up to IP68 rating
  • Dust chambers, up to  L1000 x W1000 x H1000mm
  • Immersion testing up to 1500 m depth
  • Impact testing, pendulum hammer and Drop hammer impact testing
  • Post-test electrical evaluations

Levels of protection against water, dust, solid foreign objects and access to hazardous parts are defined by IEC 60529 and its derivatives such as AS 60529. This standard is commonly referred to as “IP Code” and is referenced by many commercial, industrial and consumer product standards.

Enclosure protection testing facilities at Melbourne and Sydney sites are :

  • Ingress protection testing up to IP68 rating
  • Dust chambers, up to  L1000 x W1000 x H1000mm
  • Immersion testing up to 1500 m depth
  • Impact testing, pendulum hammer and Drop hammer impact testing
  • Post-test electrical evaluations

IP Testing – IP Codes

See below various numerals explained in basic terms covering Ingress Protection (please refer to the standard AS/IEC 60529 for specifics):

  • IP First Numeral – Protection from solid objects/dust,
  • IP0X

No protection

  • IP1X

Protection against solid objects > 50 mm

  • IP2X

Protection against solid objects > 12 mm

  • IP3X

Protection against solid objects > 2.5 mm

  • IP4X

Protection against solid objects > 1 mm

  • IP5X

Protection against dust (limited ingress allowed, no harmful deposit).

  • IP6X

Fully protected from dust (dust tight).

 

  • IP Second numeral – Protection from moisture/liquids
  • IPX0

No protection.

  • IPX1

Protection from vertically dripping water

  • IPX2

Protection from sprays/dripping of water up to 15ofrom vertical.

  • IPX3

Protection from spraying water up to 60o from vertical.

  • IPX4

Protection from spraying water (all directions) – limited ingress OK provided no hazard.

  • IPX5

Protection from low pressure jets of water (all directions) – limited ingress OK provided no hazard.

  • IPX6

Protection against powerful jets of water, limited ingress OK provided no hazard

  • IPX7

Protection from temporary immersion

  • IPX8

Protection from continuous immersion

Environmental Testing – Climatic Testing

See below various common required climatic test standards

Climatic Testing

EMC Technologies has capability to perform environmental – Climatic test to defence, aerospace and automotive specifications:

    • IEC/EN 50155 (Clause 12.2.3, 12.2.4, 12.2.5, 12.2.12, 12.2.13, 12.2.14 only)
    • MIL-STD-810D (Clause 501.2, 502.2, 503.2 & 507.2 only);
    • MIL-STD-810G (Clause 501.5, 502.2, 503.5 & 507.5)
    • MIL-STD-202H (Clause 103, 107)
    • RTCA DO-160G

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