DVT Environmental Testing Labs Services
DVT Labs is proud to serve the San Francisco Bay Area with free pickup and delivery for the following environmental test services:
DVT Labs temperature testing uses cycling to simulate the conditions that a product exhibits when exposed to varying temperature extremes. The test is done by immersing products in testing chambers where temperature variations are induced, controlled, monitored and evaluated.
DVT Labs Temperature testing ensures you understand a product's vulnerability to temperature and relative humidity exposure levels.
Temperature Humidity Test
The purpose of this method is to determine the resistance of material to the effects of a warm, humid atmosphere. This method applies to materiel that is likely to be stored or deployed in a warm, humid environment; an environment in which high levels of humidity occurs; or to provide an indication of potential problems associated with humidity.
Humidity has physical and chemical effects on materiel; the temperature and humidity variations can also trigger condensation.
DVT Labs temperature humidity testing simulates these effects and provides valuable insights into the material's response.
Salt Fog Test
DVT Labs uses the salt fog method to determine the effectiveness of protective coatings and finishes on materials. Salt Fog testing services may also be appropriate to determine the effects of salt deposits on the physical and electrical aspects of materiel. DVT Labs salt fog tests are used for screening purposes only to evaluate the effectiveness and quality of protective coatings and finishes on materiel and material coupons, and to locate potential problem areas, quality control deficiencies, design flaws, etc., in a relatively short period of time.
In general, salt fog testing is used when products will experience significant exposure to high levels of salt in the atmosphere.
Mechanical Vibration Testing
DVT Labs mechanical vibration testing simulates the conditions that a product or structure might face during its lifetime and helps to expose possible weakness. Mechanical vibration testing with DVT Labs ensures that products are sturdy so they are safe during operation or while in transit. The added benefit is that it detects performance issues and potential failures before they start.
Package Drop Test
A package drop test is a simulation of a package holding products that might experience difficulty during handling and transportation. DVT Labs test is a transportation simulation, essential for the safety of products and components. Drop testing is done to ensure that a product stays in its original condition during possible exposure to impacts from manufacturing to customer.
DVT Labs is recognized as a premier Bay Area package testing laboratory, offering free pickup and delivery for all your package test needs.
This test’s purpose is to test the product for the effect a charge accumulated on the human body causes ESD discharge that might damage electronics and cause failures. Successful results with DVT Labs electrostatic testing ensures your product will operate successfully.
Mechanical Shock Test
DVT labs mechanical shock testing studies the product for the effect of bumps impacts and drops to ensure your product will survive and continue to operate normally. Our process for shock testing simulates what happens to your goods in real-world conditions.
If necessary, recommendations are offered to improve product reliability.
DVT Labs altitude testing simulates the operation or shipment of a product at different altitudes. The altitude test simulates air pressure changes that can be experienced at various elevation levels without any changes to the product performance, integrity, and durability.
DVT Labs uses this testing method to determine the acoustic characteristics of your products. Acoustic Testing evaluates the acoustic noise generated by products to reduce the impact of noise emittance on surrounding areas.
Products and components are subjected to ultraviolet exposure in a controlled environment; a solar simulator is used to create ultraviolet radiation and simulate years of exposure to UV. DVT Labs UV Testing evaluates how a material will withstand the damaging effects of ultraviolet exposure that can cause significant changes to the properties and coating.
Abrasive testing determines the resistance of materials and structures to abrasion. This helps a manufacturer produce high-quality products with a long lifespan and ensures a quality product that is free from defects.
DVT Labs abrasive testing machine rolls the mechanical cylinder with an attached brush (or sandpaper, sponge, etc.) over the surface of the material being tested and demonstrates the ability of resistance of a painted surface or labels.
Purpose: Ensure product resistance to repeated free fall impacts to evaluate products and components’ ability to resist breakage resulting from drops encountered during use or handling.
DVT Labs Tumble Testing is a highly effective test to evaluate the product’s ability to survive the actual bumps and drops it will experience in life.
MTBF Prediction Test
MTBF is the abbreviated term for Mean Time between Failures; it is a calculation used to predict the time between failures and determine the probability of survival and failure rate of products or components.
Thermal Shock Testing
DVT Labs thermal shock testing is performed to determine the effect on electronic components and the resistance of the product or component to withstand the sudden changes in temperature.