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Installation Of Environmental Test Chambers

Oct 6

When choosing a new environmental test chamber, the majority of labs give factors like functionality, performance, and cost-effectiveness top priority. Few of them, meanwhile, account for installation needs, which leads to a botched setup process.

Setting up an environmental test chamber is difficult. There are many possible roadblocks throughout the setup process. The worst-case scenario is that the chamber is broken or placed incorrectly. To help you save time and money when setting up, we've included a 5-step tutorial for installing test chambers.

1. Determine The Ideal Installation Site

The location of an environmental test chamber should be in a space with a level floor that can handle the weight of the chamber and is large enough to accommodate ideal performance and maintenance. Additionally, there must be no airborne pollutants in this area.

2. Consider The Temperature Outdoors

The ambient temperature should be taken into account while choosing a location for a new environmental test chamber. Consider how much heat the chamber will lose during testing when choosing a temperature.

If required, install an air conditioning system to ensure proper chamber performance.

3. Keep An Eye On The Electrical System

Depending on the level of performance the chamber may achieve, you'll also need to make sure that the power supply system is appropriately calibrated. Make a point to check the chamber's technical specifications since certain connections and cables could be needed.

It's probable that you'll be dealing with high-amperage cables, so set up your lab in advance.

4. Ensure That You Can Obtain The Water You Need

There are two water supply connections to take into account: the water connection for the humidification system and the water condenser. This is particularly relevant if your test chamber has an inbuilt water softener yet is water condensed.

In this case, you'll need a separate water connection for the water condenser, which must generate water with certain qualities to match the technical specifications of your chosen kind of environmental chamber. You'll also need an external supply system for demineralized water.

5. Take Precautions To Avoid Clogging

You must construct a water drainage system close to the chamber if your chamber contains a recirculation system for the dehumidification water. This is a crucial step to do when the test specimen is dirty to prevent the water drain from being clogged.

You may also collect the water by letting it flow into a container.

Installation Of Environmental Test Chambers To NEMA Standards

Verify that your configuration meets not just with the requirements of your chamber but also with those set out by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), which develops criteria for all environmental test chamber setups.

A badly built environmental test chamber, on the other hand, might increase your laboratory's costs while also endangering the validity of your test results.