Accelerated Life Testing Services

Environmental testing of electronic equipment and products

Electronic products need to function as designed throughout their intended lifecycles. STERIS has the capability to simulate and accelerate these conditions. Through our ISO 17025-accredited test laboratory, we offer technical support and testing services in accordance with relevant performance and safety standards.

Our reliability test methods are based on both international test standards and custom-developed test plans.

Relevant standards include:

  • IEC 60068 (Environmental testing)
  • IEC 60601 (Medical electrical equipment and systems)
  • IEC 61010 (Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use)
  • ISO 16750 (Environmental conditions and electrical testing for electrical and electronic equipment)
  • IEC 60529, ISO 20653, DIN 40050 (Degrees of protection provided by enclosures)
  • ASTM B117 (Salt spray)
  • MIL-STD-810 (Environmental engineering considerations and laboratory tests)

Temperature and humidity testing:

  • Steady state and cyclic profiles
  • Combined temperature and humidity
  • Combined temperature and vibration
  • Dry and damp heat
  • Cold temperature

Mechanical shock testing:

  • Dynamic shock and bump
  • Sawtooth, half sine, and trapezoidal shock
  • Fixture design and fabrication

Vibration testing:

  • Sinusoidal and random
  • Combined temperature and vibration
  • Fixture design and fabrication

Thermal shock testing:

  • Air-to-air thermal shock (automated transfer)

Ingress protection (IP) testing:

  • Water (IPX1, IPX2, IPX4, IPX5, IPX6, IPX7, IPX8, IPX6K)
  • Dust (IP5X, IP6X, IP5KX, IP6KX)
  • Probes (IP1X, IP2X, IP3X, IP4X)

Impact testing:

  • IK testing (IK01 – IK10)
  • Drop and topple (free fall)

Salt spray testing:

  • Salt spray (fog) testing

HALT and HASS testing:

  • HALT (highly accelerated life testing)
  • HASS (highly accelerated stress screening)

Technical Support

Our technical support team can also offer guidance in:

  • Design review
  • Risk assessment review
  • Identifying suitable standards
  • Developing test methods to ensure the reliability of your product
  • Technical file support
Contact our team of experts to find out more about our Global Contract Sterilization Services