Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Designed to meet and exceed the specifications set by the MIL-STD Blowing Sand and Dust by a factor of 100 in order to simulate desert environments for the testing of equipment and devices. The Desert Wind™ sand/dust test chamber is ideal for those striving to meet MIL-STD Blowing Sand and Dust standards in the testing and certification of a manufactured device or laboratories that require certification of a device.
Test chamber to accommodate any size item
Exterior finish of high temp industrial paint
Parameters are displayed and recorded in real-time and are programmable logic control
4″ tubular support frame for chamber and air mover
Industrial duty fan with TEFC motor
Control panel mounted to a common support stand
High temperature suitability – ambient to 190ºF
DESERT WIND ENVIRONMENTAL TEST CHAMBERS
Part One: The Desert Wind (TM) Blowing Sand & Dust Test Chamber is being prepared to test a specimen in accordance with MIL-STD-810G Method 510.4. The blowing dust test chamber exceeds the MIL-STD concentration standard by at least 92% and fitted with a system that is fully automated using the latest Allen-Bradley PLC controls and software.
Part Two: The Desert Wind (TM) Blowing Dust and Sand Environmental Test Chambers incorporate a rotating table. The feature allows remote positioning of the test specimen from the local operator console or via a remote operator console. Here, the specimen is verified to rotate freely.
Part Three: Due to the fact that proper handling of silica dust is serious business, the blowing dust environmental simulator system is loaded or charged with silica dust using the built-in, automated system, hence making the process of handling silica safer and less labor intensive. In addition our automated system is designed to comply with OSHA requirements for Industrial Ventilation as required by the American Conference of Industrial Hygienists and Part 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Part Four: Today’s laboratory environment requires automation in order to perform complex blowing dust and blowing sand testing, hence yesterday’s hand written checklists no longer measure up to the world of technologically advanced environmental simulators such as the Desert Wind system. As a result our automated test chamber produces 8640 data points in a typical 6 hour blowing dust test. In this video the test is started with a few operator inputs at the local touch screen or remotely via Ethernet.
Simulated environments for dust and sand
MIL-STD Blowing Sand and Blowing Dust
U.S. Patent No. US 8,733, 186 B2 • US 9,677,991