For 20 years, ERI instructors have been helping naval engineers measure, analyze and understand their over-and-under-the-sea environments in terms of potential damage to on-board electronic and other equipment. To protect that equipment. To use that understanding to develop more rugged products. And to implement appropriate environmental tests so that failures will occur in the lab, not at sea.
Climatic environmental tests? Mostly climatic chambers stressing naval hardware with hot and cold temperature extremes, humidity, sunlight, salt spray.
Dynamic environmental tests? Our greatest emphasis has been on mechanical shocks from gunfire and from enemy action. Also sinusoidal and random vibration testing intended to develop more rugged electronic and other equipment.
And soft mountings to isolate delicate equipments.
Like electronics elsewhere, shipboard units are getting smaller. More effective cooling is needed.
Don’t engineers study these subjects in college? Most such university instruction deals with mathematics and theory. Little if any instruction deals with the practical matters that many engineers need, and for which ERI is justly famous.
Here are outlines whose variations have been given on site at naval stations and to manufacturers of shipboard equipment. Let us know if your activity would like a proposal. Let us know if individuals need such training.
- CLI 501 – Climatic Environmental Testing
- COOL 519 Effective Cooling of Shipboard Electronics Assemblies
- ISO 501 – Isolating Shipboard Electronic Equipment
- V&S 516 – Shipboard Vibration and Shock Testing, Measurement, Analysis and Calibration also HALT, ESS and HASS