For accurate simulations of any environment, ATEC has an assortment of temperature and humidity chamber rentals at affordable rates from trusted manufacturers like Espec and Cincinnati Sub-Zero.
A temperature and humidity chamber is a test chamber that simulates long-term exposure to specific environments for material and product testing.
Whether intended for indoor or outdoor use, a product may not survive exposure to extreme weather or conditions. Before it can be sold or used, manufacturers must then test the product or material in all possible environments. Rather than waiting for different temperatures or humidity levels, a temperature humidity chamber simulates those effects.
With a temperature and humidity chamber, the operator places the device under test within the chamber and selects the desired temperature and conditions from a digital display. Air that is hot, cold, humid, or dry is then introduced into the chamber to meet those conditions. Even when testing at extreme temperatures from -70°C to +190°C, the chamber can determine how a product will hold up to years of exposure.
Ideal for predicting how a product reacts to harsh environments, a temperature chamber is an essential tool for manufacturers. Products and materials may be exposed to blistering deserts and humid rainforests throughout years of use. Test results can save time and costs, with environmental chambers regularly used in the following industries:
A temperature and humidity chamber rental can be used for a variety of product tests throughout the manufacturing process. The following tests offer valuable insight and data that's only available with an environmental chamber:
Accurate to the name, these chambers can produce both extreme temperatures and humidity. Some testing units can reach extremely low temperatures of -84°C while others are built for scorching heat up to +350°C. Most chambers also offer a vast range of relative humidity, from 10% to 98%.
The accelerated aging test is integral to pharmaceutical and medical products, which can change or become ineffective over time. With a raised temperature and humidity, the test can simulate years of shelf life and find the ideal storage conditions. Also called life cycle testing, the analysis can determine a product's typical life span with a consumer.
Before renting a temperature and humidity chamber, it's crucial to consider a few factors in your testing needs. Temperature chambers can vary greatly when it comes to size, available tests, and climate ranges. Consider these details before selecting a temperature and humidity chamber rental:
When testing small products, a reach-in or benchtop chamber with a volume of 3 cubic feet could be ideal. Although, some tests require a much larger unit or even a walk-in test chamber. When analyzing a sizable product or many items at once, a temperature chamber with 100 cubic feet or more will be needed.
Most environmental chambers offer a fairly standard range for temperature and humidity. But, it's still vital to ensure your rental can reach the correct temperature and humidity to properly test a product. Certain products need exposure to temperatures that exceed 200°C, a climate that only specific chambers can reach.
Product testing often requires exposure to many conditions beyond extreme temperatures and humidity. ATEC also offers an extensive catalog of chamber rentals to conduct the following tests: