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Cascade TEK Adds MIL-STD Blowing Sand and Dust Testing

Posted on Dec 11th, 2009 by admin
Sand and dust testing Cascade TEK

Cascade TEK’s new Blowing Sand and Dust Chamber is the first of its kind in the country. It is designed to perform the blowing sand/dust tests called for in MIL-STD 810F. What makes our Blowing Sand and Dust Chamber unique is that it’s able record test temperature, humidity, wind speed and particle concentration values in REAL TIME. This is unlike any other sand and dust test data available. Our next step is to have our Blowing Sand And Dust testing audited by A2LA and added to our list of accredited tests Cascade TEK performs. Why conduct sand and dusting testing? Sand and dust create a harsh environment for chassis, under-hood, and exterior mounted devices, and can be a long- term problem in interior locations, such as under the dash and seats in automobiles. Exposure to fine dust causes problems with moving parts, forms conductive bridges and acts as an absorbent material for the collection of water vapor. Some electromechanical components may be able to tolerate fine dust, but larger particles affect or totally inhibit mechanical action. Cascade TEK performs a wide variety of Sand and Dust Testing. For more information, visit our sand and dust test page. We are always looking for better equipment and ways to improve our testing services. Check back soon for the latest from Cascade TEK or subscribe to our RSS feed.

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