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Environmental Chambers-Introduction

May 6th, 2014

Environmental chambers are the scientific equipments that perform scientific testing of a product/biological items, industrial products, materials, electronic devices and components under specified environmental conditions or the variety of stresses. Environmental chambers also accelerate the effect of exposure to the environment on the products, sometimes at conditions not actually expected. These conditions include:

  • Temperature variation
  • Relative Humidity
  • Salt spray
  • Rain
  • Weathering
  • Vacuum
  • Electromagnetic radiation
  • Electro-dynamic vibrations

Environment chambers can range from walk-in type used for the storage of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, to large drive-in chambers used in testing automobiles. These systems can be supplied with temperature and humidity PID controls or with fully computerized data acquisition and control systems. Environmental chambers use forced convection heating for optimum temperature distribution and sophisticated controllers ensure minimum overshoot and excellent set-point stability.

Applications of these Chambers include:

  • Ambient storage chambers for the aerospace industry
  • Energy efficiency testing chambers
  • Curing rooms (Concrete, moisture)
  • Storage Rooms (photograph, film and polymer)
  • Machine testing enclosures
  • Electronic burn-in testing
  • Roll-in bottle incubation chambers
  • Industrial dry rooms and dry chambers
  • Entomology rearing rooms and chambers

Advantages of Environmental Chambers

  • Environmental testing by environmental chambers allows an organization to design and products that are more reliable and safer for their intended end use.
  • Environmental chambers prevent need to re- work materials due to humidity fluctuations in chamber.
  • These chambers are environmentally safe, requiring no refrigerants or freons.
  • Silent operation.
  • Easy to install, requiring minimal maintenance.