What is Altitude Testing?

Altitude testing is intended to provide for the anticipated reduction in air pressure when products and packages that may be sensitive to low-pressure environments, are transported by air or road over areas of high altitude. At STERIS, a vacuum chamber is used for altitude testing to simulate changes in air pressure.

Sealed liquid containers or non-porous/non-breathable packages in particular may be adversely affected by high altitude environments.

Testing at STERIS is in compliance with ASTM D6653.

Guidance Documents/Standards:

ISO 11607

ASTM D6653 – Standard Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method

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