What is environmental testing?

Environmental testing simulates the different climatic conditions and mechanical stress that products are exposed to during their lifetime. Environmental testing will expose weaknesses in a product’s design or performance that could occur in service, particularly at extreme levels.
Why is environmental testing important?

In general, environmental tests demonstrate that your products have the build quality to work perfectly, no matter what the conditions. During testing, possible weaknesses can be identified and product improvements can be initiated at an early stage.

Environmental testing also helps demonstrate compliance of your products with international regulations, making it easier to access global markets. Environmental testing also boosts trust in your products.
INTERTEK’s environmental testing puts even the most complex products through their paces

With INTERTEK as your partner, you can be confident that your testing needs are covered, no matter how complex your product is or to which industry sector it belongs to. With globally accredited environmental testing laboratories (EN ISO/IEC 17025), we verify the fitness for use of components, technical equipment and products.

Our facilities can simulate either single or multiple environmental conditions simultaneously. Our climatic chambers cover the extremes of temperature, altitude, humidity, temperature cycling, solar heating and corrosive atmospheres, which are continuously monitored by independent computer-controlled data collection systems. Our vibration shakers produce a range of profiles including; sinusoidal, random, sine on random, gunfire and bump among others, which are controlled and monitored by state of the art equipment and software.