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Environmental Test Chambers: Product Inside and Chamber Durability



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When selecting a chamber, you should give detailed information to the chamber vendor/manufacturer about the type of product(s) you will be testing, as well as the type of tests you wish to perform. This is especially important for certain test products, such as those that involve high pressure or are flammable. Here is an example:



Suppose you are testing high-pressure hydraulic devices in a test chamber. Access ports will allow you to route hydraulic lines into and out of the chamber. If a hydraulic hose should blow inside the sealed chamber, there is a possibility that the hydraulic fluid (an oil) could come in contact with the nichrome wire heater many chambers use for generating heat. This situation poses an explosion risk. So for applications such as this, a chamber utilizing a temperature-limited sheath heater is highly recommenced.

Again, provide complete information about the specimens you will be testing -- and your test requirements -- so that the chamber manufacturer can help you select the most-appropriate model.

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