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Climate simulation testing

Climatic chambers are used in fatigue tests for determining the behaviour of compound systems subject to climatic changes, in particular relative humidity and temperature.

A key aspect of climate simulation testing is assessing corrosion behaviour in complex corrosion protection systems under defined climatic conditions, in particular temperature and humidity.

Accurate programming of climate progression in our climatic chamber, which has an effective volume of 340 litres (effective dimensions approx. 80 x 60 x 50 cm), we are in a position to achieve or undercut a specific dew point. Corresponding programming methods allow us to reproduce the results in a cyclic test.

These are just some of the possible applications of the climatic chamber:

Simulating climate zones and climate changes

  • Temperatures can be set from -70 to +180 °C at relative humidities of 5 to 95 %

Testing composite materials such as electroplated plastics

  • BMW PR 303.4 A-D
  • BMW PR 308.1
  • Daimler Chrysler Alternating atmosphere test (KWT DC) PA PP PWT 3001
  • DIN EN 248
  • DIN EN 60068-2-30
  • DIN EN 60068-2-38
  • Ford CEPT 00.00-L-467
  • GMW 14872, replacement for GM 9540P
  • Porsche PPV 4017
  • Renault D 23 1002 Russian Mud
  • Volvo STD 423-0014
  • Volvo VCS 1027,149
  • Volvo VCS 1027,1449
  • Volvo VCS 1027,33719
  • VW PV 1200
  • VW PV 2005

Heat conditioning / cold conditioning

  • Storage at temperatures from -55 °C to 300 °C