Thermal

We offer a full complement of temperature, humidity, and thermal shock test capabilities to Commercial and International requirements in its Thermal Test Laboratory.

The Thermal Test Chambers are provided with microprocessor controlled data acquisition to monitor and record environmental variables.

The Thermal Laboratory Testing capabilities include:
  • Constant temperature life testing, aging
  • Temperature
  • Thermal shock
  • Temperature/humidity profile
  • Mission profile simulation
  • Ice accumulation
  • End-of-life robustness, product improvement

The Thermal Laboratory Testing capabilities include:
  • Constant temperature life testing, aging
  • Temperature
  • Thermal shock
  • Temperature/humidity profile
  • Mission profile simulation
  • Ice accumulation
  • End-of-life robustness, product improvement

The Thermal Laboratory equipment capabilities are:
  • Thermal Test Chambers – Twenty four thermal test chambers capable of simulating environments from -73º to +125ºC (-100º F to +257º F) at 5 % to 95 % relative humidity and cycle rates up to 45ºC (81º F) per minute.
  • The thermal test chambers range in size from 2 cubic feet to 1,000 cubic feet and are equipped with 24 hour, 7-day alarm monitoring, over temperature sentries to protect customer equipment, and up to 250 channels of thermal data collection.
  • Other capabilities – Include Environmental Stress Screening (ESS) tests to determine product reliability.

Testing Capabilities

Our Thermal testing capabilities include, but are not limited to, these National and International standards:

ATIS - Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions
  • ATIS 0600004:  Equipment Surface Temperature
  • ATIS 0600010.01:  Temperature, Humidity, and Altitude Requirements for Network Telecommunications Equipment Utilized in Outside Plant Environments
  • ATIS 0600010:  Temperature, Humidity, And Altitude Requirements For Network Telecommunications Equipment Utilized In Controlled Environmental Spaces
  • ATIS 0600015.09:  Energy Efficiency for Telecommunication Equipment: Methodology for Measurement and Reporting of Base Station Metrics
  • ATIS 0600015:  Energy Efficiency for Telecommunication Equipment: Methodology for Measurement and Reporting - General Requirements
  • ATIS-0600010.03:  Heat Dissipation Requirements for Network Telecommunications Equipment
  • ATIS-0600015:  Energy Efficiency for Telecommunication Equipment: Methodology for Measurement and Reporting - General Requirements
ETSI - European Telecommunications Standards Institute
  • ETSI EN 300 019-2-1 :  Environmental Engineering (EE); Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment; Part 2-1: of environmental tests; Storage
  • ETSI EN 300 019-2-2:  Environmental Engineering (EE), Environmental conditions and environmental tests for telecommunications equipment, Part 2-2: of environmental tests, Transportation
  • ETSI EN 300 019-2-3:  Equipment Engineering (EE); Environmental Conditions and Environmental Tests for Telecommunications Equipment; Part 2-3: of Environmental Tests; Stationary Use at Weatherprotected Locations
Telcordia / NEBS
  • GR-3108-CORE:  Network Equipment in the Outside Plant (OSP) - Thermal Exposure and Heat Management
  • GR-3178-CORE:  Generic Requirements For Wireless Transceiver Facilities (Active Antennas, Distributed Antenna Systems [Das], Free-Space Optics [Fsos], Remote Radio Heads [Rrhs], And Small Cells)
  • GR-487-CORE:  Generic Requirements for Electronic Equipment Cabinets (February 2013 update)
  • GR-63-CORE:  NEBS Requirements: Physical Protection - Temperature, Humidity, Altitude
  • GR-950-CORE:  Generic Requirements for Optical Network Unit (ONU) Closures and ONU Systems
IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
  • IEC 60068-2-27:  Environmental testing - Part 2-27: Tests - Test Ea and guidance: Shock
  • IEC 60068-2-31 :  Environmental testing - Part 2-31: Tests - Test Ec: Rough handling shocks, primarily for equipment-type specimens
  • IEC 60068-2-57 :  Environmental testing - Part 2-57: Tests - Test Ff: Vibration - Time-history and sine-beat method
  • IEC 60068-2-57:  Environmental testing - Part 2-57: Tests - Test Ff: Vibration - Time-history method
  • IEC 60068-2-6:  Environmental testing - Part 2-6: Tests - Test Fc: Vibration (sinusoidal)
  • IEC 60068-2-64:  Environmental testing - Part 2-64: Tests - Test Fh: Vibration, broadband random and guidance
VZ.TPR - Verizon Technical Purchasing Requirements
  • VZ.TPR.9205:  Verizon NEBS (TM) Compliance: Energy Efficiency Requirements for Telecommunications Equipment