Monthly Archives: February 2009

What kind of test is a climatics test? Well the most common would be temperature testing, but a more complete list would look like this:

High Temperature
Low Temperature
Temperature Shock
Humidity – Condensing and non-condensing
Rapid Decompression/Explosive Decomp
Combined Environments
Solar Radiation – actinic and thermal effects
Salt Fog
Sand & Dust
Explosive Atmosphere
Space Simulation
Wind blast
Launch tube
Bird strike

Any questions about these tests? Our experts stand by to help out.

Steve Brenner, Consultant and Climatics Testing Blogmeister

Hi – we look forward to questions about vibration and shock testing – everything is fair game:

Test equipment

Test specs

Test parameters (selection OR measurement)

Fixture design

Data analysis

Or just let us know that you have an interest.

Steve Brenner, Consultant and V&S Blogmeister

Harry McLean’s book “HALT, HASS, and HASA Explained: Accelerated Reliability Techniques” will be released in the next few weeks. You can pre-order at:

HALT, HASS, and HASA Explained: Accelerated Reliability Techniques

This is planned to be a 6 x 9 hard cover, priced at $39/members of ASQ and $65/list.

In this author’s opinion, it is one of the best books written on the subject and I highly recommend it.

We will be hosting a free “Green Reliability” Seminar/Webinar on Friday May 8th from 9am-12pm at De Anza College in Cupertino California.

It will also be available via webinar. Sponsors will also include De Anza CACT (Center for Applied Competitive Technologies) and IEEE.

The focus of the seminar will be on different ways reliability is playing an important role in the new push to go green, including the push for different materials, lower power consumption, and fewer failures (reducing the addition to landfills).

Details will follow.