CLI 510 – Temperature, Altitude, Humidity Testing

Overview of content

History of climatics testing

Client organization’s environmental test requirements

Military environmental test standards

  • MIL-Std-810C as example of “cookbook” documents
  • MIL-Std-810X as example in which “tailoring” is encouraged

Commercial environmental test standards resemble “cookbooks”

Pretest documentation

  • Test plan – differs from procedure – needed content – sample test plan
  • Test procedure
    • Why needed?
    • Content – importance of each part
    • How to write
    • Outline of sample test procedure

Temperature testing

  • Test requirements
    • High temperatures
      • Storage or non-operating
        • Source of test requirements
        • What test can reveal
      • Operating
        • Source of test requirements
        • What test can reveal
        • Appropriate operation during exposure to test environment; pitfalls
    • Low temperatures – repeat of above subtopics
  • Test equipment
    • Chambers – their heating, cooling and control
    • Instrumentation: sensors, readouts, recording
  • Setting up for a typical test
  • Preparing a typical test item to be tested
  • Conducting the actual test
  • Recording of data
  • Data reduction
  • Summary and optional quiz

Altitude testing – subtopics similar to temperature testing

Humidity testing – subtopics similar to temperature testing

Reporting on the test

  • Who will use the information?
  • Content
  • Format – presenting data

Summarizing the course

Optional final quiz

Award of certificates

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