Etteplan environmental testing

Reliability and Accredited Environmental Testing

One recognized service provider for your environmental testing, failure analysis or product safety consultation needs. Our turnkey testing offering and experts are ready to support you in the maze of test requirements and severities.

Key Benefits
One partner for environmental and mechanical testing with failure analysis laboratory
Expertise ranging from electronics to industrial, medical and military equipment
Testing experts with cross disciplinary know-how
Support for scoping testing needs and standards

One-stop-shop for testing

Our test facilities cover a wide range of generic and specific product standard tests for various customer needs. Testing is always an investment but worth every penny.

The need for reliability and environmental testing comes as a requirement from authorities e.g. in the case of maritime, aviation, railway or road vehicle applications. In addition, the market has its own needs and requirements for environmental testing. Testing ensures reliability for the end users and product manufacturers. For example, if thorough testing is not conducted for consumer products, there is a risk for warranty claims, resulting in unnecessary costs. Regarding industrial electronics, although the volumes are low the devices are often used in business critical functions. Therefore, in case of a fault repairs themselves can be costly, more serious cases can lead to the paralysis of the whole factory. Testing the reliability and robustness of your products is a proactive measure to ensure quality, and protect your operations against unforeseen risks and costs.

Reliability and environmental condition testing

With our dedicated testing services and test equipment we can subject devices, products and materials to different accelerated lifetime conditions. These include for example climate and climate change, air pollutants, humidity, wearing, vibration, UV-light, chemicals, corrosion, mechanical impacts, IP-tests and other aspect simulating usage environments around the world.

We can help you all the way through the testing process including – test planning, test tailoring, testing, failure analysis, and result interpretation. We can also conduct lifetime predictions to extrapolate results from accelerated testing to real-time use.




Accredited Environmental testing

Etteplan Finland Oy holds the commercial Environmental test laboratory accreditation code T298 in accordance with requirement SFS-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017, giving us the ability to offer accredited Environmental testing. Etteplan Finland Oy’s scope of accreditation can be viewed on FINAS’s website.

Boost environmental testing with safety analysis

Our competence from both product safety and environmental testing methods enables us to deliver added value. We combine both services and assist you in determining what should be tested and at which severity. We will inform you of any possible issues – even if the test result would satisfy the test requirement that is currently evaluated. For example, you may pass the impact test required by product specification, however, we will always inform you if we know that safety standard requires higher impact energy that was used in test. We also provide the possibility to re-test with additional requirements.

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Etteplan’s Corrosion Cube – Easy corrosion monitoring service for a variety of conditions

Are your products used in demanding environments? Every year corrosion leads to huge expenditure due to unexpected failures and maintenance costs. Corrosion can be caused by a variety of factors such as air pollution, humidity and temperature of the present environment also play a role.

Etteplan’s Corrosion Cube helps you measure the level of corrosion and corrosive elements present at typical use environment of your product or at your production site. Monitoring information can be used to determine corrosion rates for products and locations to make fact-based decisions as well as investigate failures caused by corrosion.

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Our environmental testing services cover the following standards:

International standards for the environmental testing of electrotechnical products

  • IEC 60068-2-1 cold
  • IEC 60068-2-2 dry heat
  • IEC 60068-2-5 UV tests
  • IEC 60068-2-6 sinusoidal vibration
  • IEC 60068-2-64 random vibration
  • IEC 60068-2-27 shock test
  • IEC 60068-2-29 Bump
  • IEC 60068-2-31 Test Ec: Rough Handling Shocks
  • IEC 60068-2-70 Test Xb: Abrasion Of Marking And Letterings Caused By Rubbing Of Fingers And Hands (Non accredited)
  • IEC 60068-2-75 Test Eh: Hammer Tests
  • IEC 60068-2-14 Test N: Change Of Temperature
  • IEC 60068-2-30 Test Db: Damp Heat, Cyclic
  • IEC 60068-2-32 Free Fall
  • IEC 60068-2-38 Composite temperature/humidity cyclic test
  • IEC 60068-2-78 Damp Heat, Steady State
  • IEC 60068-2-11 Test Ka: Salt Mist (Non accredited)
  • IEC 60068-2-52 Test Kb: Salt mist, cyclic (Non accredited)
  • IEC 60068-2-27 Test Ea – Shock
  • IEC 60068-2-55 Test Ee - Loose Cargo Testing Including Bounce
  • IEC 60068-2-67 Damp heat accelerated aging (85/85)
  • IEC 60068-2-80 Vibration - Mixed mode

Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment:

  • IEC 60529 IP classification, ingress testing, protection against solid objects, dust and water
  • IEC 62262 IK classification, impact testing
  • ISO 20653 IP-test, road vehicles

Medical equipment:

  • IEC/EN 60601-1-11 General requirements for basic safety and essential performance (partial)
  • IEC/EN 60601-1 Medical electrical equipment (partial)

Transportation e.g.:

  • ASTM D4332 Standard Practice for Conditioning Containers, Packages, or Packaging Components for Testing (Non accredited)
  • ASTM D4169 Standard Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems (Non accredited)

Coating tests e.g.:

  • ISO 9211-4 Optics and optical instruments – Optical coatings – Specific test methods (Non accredited)
  • MIL-C-675 Military specification: coating of glass optical elements (Non accredited)
  • IPC Porosity of Metallic Coatings on Copper-Base Alloys and Nickel (Non accredited)
  • IEC 60068-2-11 Test Ka: Salt Mist (Non accredited)
  • IEC 60068-2-52 Test Kb: Salt mist, cyclic (Non accredited)

Regulations regarding road vehicles, railway, aviation, maritime:

  • ISO 16750-3, road vehicles - mechanical loads
  • ISO 16750-4, road vehicles - climatic loads
  • IEC 61373, Railway applications – Rolling stock equipment 
  • IEC/EN 50155, Railway applications
  • IEC/EN 50130-5, Alarm systems
  • IEC/EN 50125-3, Railway applications - environmental conditions for equipment: equipment for signaling and telecommunications
  • IACS UR E10, Electronic equipment for use in ships
  • DNVGL-CG-0339, Maritime, Environmental test specification for electrical, electronic and programmable equipment and systems
  • DNV Standard for certification No. 2.4, Maritime, environmental test specification for instrumentation and automation equipment
  • MIL-STD-810, Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests (partial)
  • MIL-STD-810, Method 514 Vibration
  • MIL-STD-810, Method 516 Shock
  • DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment (Non accredited)

Other product tests:

  • EN 54-21  Fire detection and fire alarm systems
  • EN 81-50  Lifts
  • EN 14846  Building hardware - Locks and latches
  • IEC/EN 60255-1 Measuring relays and protection equipment
  • IEC/EN 60255-21-1 Vibration tests (sinusoidal)
  • IEC/EN 60255-21-2 Shock and bump tests
  • IEC/EN 60255-21-3 Seismic tests


Etteplan Sami Inkilä

Sami Inkilä

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