ENVIRONMENTAL TEST CHAMBERS
For years the United States Military and Commercial Manufacturers have been seeking the capability to simulate the conditions or environment found in the Desert. Conflict in desert areas require personnel and support equipment to operate in harsh environments. The demands of the environment require specialized equipment to simulate the deleterious effects of operating and storing equipment in the deserts of the world.
Until now, there has not been an environmental simulator that can provide real-time recorded outputs of each critical parameter of a blowing sand or blowing dust environmental simulator. The shortfalls are typically in the area of particle concentration, particle velocity, particle distribution and air velocity at the test chamber cross-sectional opening. Current equipment offered that comprises a closed loop with particulate circulating through the air mover yields itself to non-repeatability. This means the dust or sand concentration and particle distribution into the test chamber is continuously variable.
This shortfall in design points to the disclaimer in the FOREWORD section of the MIL-STD-810F document. “Therefore users should not assume that a system or component that passes laboratory tests of this standard also would pass field/fleet verification trials.” Of course this is true, if we lack quantification, then our test results are not predictable or repeatable. In essence, we run a different test each time.
Air Dynamics can provide real-time data of each key test parameter while conducting the blowing dust and blowing sand test. This allows our systems the capability of repeatable testing for MIL-STD-810F, Method 510.4 that moves us towards predictive failure testing and analysis. Air Dynamics Industrial Systems Corporation Designs, Manufactures and Installs the Desert Wind™ Blowing Sand and Dust Test Chamber in both portable and stationary configurations.
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