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Environmental Simulation Tests

From standardized test procedures to tailored customer solutions

Almost all technical parts and components are exposed to environmental influences such as climatic conditions, solar radiation, mechanical vibrations and many other environmental conditions during their application in the field. Often even several (combined) environmental influences act simultaneously on the component during the final application. Carefully tailored, combined test methods can help to detect possible material damage or design-related weak points in the development phase and to rule them out for the subsequent application.

The know-how of the environmental testing laboratory of cetecom advanced GmbH covers a broad testing and certification sector in many industries, such as automotive, aviation, maritime and medical.


Environmental simulation - Our services

The environmental testing center of cetecom advanced is accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and offers a range of state-of-the-art test equipment to test the durability, long-term behavior and aging effects of a product under various simulated conditions.

We perform testing according to international standards or customer-specific standards, which include the standards of many automotive manufacturers. Our environmental simulation testing services include a variety of disciplines.

Temperature & Climate testing

cetecom advanced offers customized temperature and climate testing according to various standards:

  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-1
  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-2
  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-14
  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-30
  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-38
  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-41
  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-48
  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-78
  • DIN ISO 16750-4
  • ISO 19453-4
  • individual customer requirements

Our temperature and climatic test chambers can accommodate test specimens of a wide range of sizes and masses.

The following are the key data for our temperature and climate test equipment:

  • Size of test chambers from 50 liters to 13.5 m³ test chamber volume, also explosion-proof with inert gas flushing
  • Temperature range from -80 °C (-112 °F) up to 300 °C (572 °F) with a thermal cycling rate of up to 5 K/min under normal conditions and more than 10 K/min under thermal shock conditions
  • Humidity range adjustable from 10% to 95% r. H.

Icewater shock testing

This test, primarily used in the automotive sector, simulates a thermal shock caused by ice water on components that are attached to the vehicle in splash water areas. The purpose of this test is the investigation of the resistance to stress cracking in the material but also to seal failure caused by different temperature expansion coefficients under thermal stress.

Test scope:

  • Ice water splash tests with preheated test sample
  • Ice water splash tests with preheated test sample

Test facility features:

  • Test samples up to a size of 240 x 260 x 380 mm
  • Water Temperature range: -2 °C (28.4 °F) up to RT
  • Pre-tempering of test sample: 0 °C (32 °F) to 110 °C (230 °F)
  • Transfer Time < 30 sec
  • Surge water up to 60 l/min flow rate

Testing according to the following standard:

  • ISO 16750-4
  • individual customer requirements

Mechanical vibration and shock

Our laboratory is equipped with several electrodynamic vibration test systems with different power levels. We simulate, among other things, transport conditions of different freight routes, effects of engine speeds on the end product or earthquake scenarios.

We offer these tests according to the following standards:

  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-6
  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-27
  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-29
  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-47
  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-57
  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-64
  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-80
  • DIN ISO 16750-3
  • ISO 19453-3
  • individual customer requirements

taking into account the following parameters:


  • Displacement up to 3 inches
  • Sine up to 220 g (peak)
  • Random up to 180 grms (effective)
  • Vibration profiles
    – Sine
    – Random
    – Sine on Random (SoR)
    – Random on Random (RoR)
    – Resonant frequency analysis
    – Real-time profiles


  • Shock profiles
    – Sawtooth
    – Triangle
    – Trapezoid
    – Rectangle
    – Shock response spectrum
  • Max. shock acceleration 500 g

We also offer all of the above test scenarios with climate or temperature overlay if required.

Mechanical Crash test bench

Our crash test stand is located in a fire-protected area and is used for mechanical shock tests with large pulse durations on test specimens with increased hazard potential, e.g. battery systems for electromobility and airbags. Test specimens with a mass of up to 600 kg and speeds of up to 70 km/h and a maximum of 60 times the acceleration due to gravity can be tested there. Among other things, we comply with the ECE R 100 regulations, taking into account the following parameters:

  • Vmax: 70 km/h (43,5 mph)
  • Test piece mass: max. 600 kg
  • Dimensions clamping area for test specimen: 1200 x 1200 mm, extension possible
  • Driving force: 900 kN
  • Acceleration: 60 g
  • Stroke: 1,100 mm
  • Impact block: 8 t

Corrosion tests

The corrosion behavior of metallic materials or coating systems can be simulated in the corrosion test chambers of cetecom advanced GmbH.

Test facility features:

  • Exposure area: max. 3000 x 2000 mm
  • Floor load: max. 1000 kg/m²

The following corrosion tests are carried out in our labs:

  • Corrosion tests according to:
    – DIN EN ISO 9227
    – DIN EN IEC 60068-2-11
    – DIN EN IEC 60068-2-52
    – ASTM B 117
    – Condensed water atmospheres according to ISO 6270-2
    – individual customer requirements

Altitude simulation / vacuum tests

Our vacuum chamber allows altitude simulations at reduced air pressure.

  • Negative pressure up to 100 mbar (absolute)
  • Test piece sizes up to 2,000 x 1,500 x 500 mm
  • Test piece mass up to 500 kg
  • Temperature up to 200 °C (392 °F)

Tests according to the following standards:

  • Altitude simulation tests and negative pressure tests according to
    – DIN EN IEC 60068-2-13
    – DIN EN IEC 60068-2-41
    – individual customer requirements

Tests of different IP protection classes

Within the scope of IP protection class testing, cetecom advanced GmbH tests parts and components of any kind against access to dangerous parts, against solid foreign bodies and against water.

Testing of protection against different types of water according to valid standards:

  • IP Code tests according to
    – DIN EN 60529
    – IEC 60529
    – ISO 20653.
  • IPX1 to IPX8, IPX6K and IPX9K
  • available space in IP test chamber (2nd code): 2,500 x 6,000 mm
  • test piece mass: up to 300 kg
  • turntable diameter: 1,500mm

Testing of protection against access to dangerous parts and against dust with different types of dust according to IP1X-6X:

  • Talcum dust
  • Arizona dust (fine or coarse)
  • Test chamber dimensions: max. 2,500 x 3,500 x 1,900 mm
  • Test piece mass: up to 5,000kg

Sun simulation testing (artificial weathering)

Almost all parts and components are exposed to the sun and resulting thermal loads during their service life and must withstand corresponding radiation influences. Among other things, solar simulation is used to determine the aging behavior of materials under different types of radiation.

Test facility features:

  • Outdoor testing (global radiation) and indoor testing (behind window glass)
  • Temperature range: -40 °C (-40 °F) to 100 °C (212 °F)
  • Load capacity: 100 kg
  • Relative humidity up to 90%
  • Front & back spray

Artificial weathering can be performed according to the following standards:

  • DIN EN IEC 60068-2-5
  • DIN 75220
  • ISO 4892-1
  • ISO 4892-2
  • ISO 4892-3
  • VW PV 3929
  • VW PV 3930
  • SAE J2412
  • SAE J2527
  • ASTM G155
  • individual customer requirements

Chemical resistance tests

Chemical resistance testing is used to determine the resistance of components, devices or their material constituents to test liquids.

Test scope:

  • Application methods:
    – Spraying
    – Brushing
    – Wiping
    – Pouring over
    – Dipping
    – Immersion
  • Chemicals: according to standard specification or according to customer specification

Tests according to the following standards:

  • DIN EN 60068-2-74
  • DIN ISO 16750-5
  • VW 80000
  • ISO 19453-5
  • individual customer requirements

High-speed recording during environmental simulation tests

Forces impacting on the test specimen in the course of crash, shock or vibration tests, whose movements cannot be detected by the human eye, we will be pleased to record for you using a high-speed camera with the following parameters:

  • 2500 fps (frames per second) in Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • 5300 fps in HD Ready (1280 x 720)
  • 10000 fps in 640 x 480
  • Measured values acquired on the test specimen can be recorded at a sampling rate of up to 100 kSa/s
    and simultaneously recorded and displayed image-synchronously

Tailor-made environmental simulation tests

  • Tailor-made test profiles for testing based on DIN EN 60068-1
  • Consultation on service life, functional tests, etc.
  • Development of individual test plans and specifications according to customer requirements

Have we sparked your interest?

For the performance of accredited environmental simulation tests, rely on the cooperation with the specialist in the service industry.

At cetecom advanced GmbH we offer you a wide range of standardized as well as individually derived test procedures.

If you are interested in such an environmental simulation, please contact us via mail@cetecomadvanced.com.

We are sure to find the right test case for your product and application.

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