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Sand and Dust Test
Aerospace and aeronautics industry

Customized sand/dust test chambers

Products are exposed to several atmospheric agents and to changes in temperature and humidity during their service life. Sand also produces a high degree of deterioration.

ACS chambers for sand and dust tests are able to reproduce all the conditions included in the standards that require continuous ventilation (DIN 40046, MIL-STD 331 AND MIL-STD 810 C), dust drop tests (DIN 40052) and tests with irregular whiff of compressed air (SAE J 575).

In addition to the standard line, ACS is able to offer customized solutions thanks to its more than 60 years of experience in designing customized environmental simulation chambers, its technical know-how and the close attention given to the requests of all our customers.

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Example of a chamber customized according to the specifications requested by the customer.

Dust and sand test chamber SD48000 MIL, for reliability tests and product certification in compliance with the following standards:

  • MIL STD 810G Method 510.5. Procedure I and II
  • RTCA DO-160G section 12.90 Sand and Dust
  • Outside dimensions: 20000 x 10000 x 5000 mm (LxDxH)
  • Maximum object test size: 1500 x 7500 x 1500 mm (LxDxH)
  • Chamber useful capacity: 48400 l.
  • Inside working dimensions: 10000 x 2200 x 2200 mm (LxDxH)
  • Application: reproducing the strong presence of sand/dust with wind effect

Method MIL STD 810G 510.5. PROCEDURE I – BLOWING DUST

  • Temperature range: from ambient T to +70°C
  • Rate of temperature change: <3°C/min, from 0°C to +70°C
  • Relative humidity: <30%
  • Dust composition: Chinese red clay or silica flour
  • Dust concentration: 10.6 ±7 g/m3 (0.3 ±0.2 g/ft3).
  • Air speed: 1.5 to 8.9 m/s
Method MIL STD 810G 510.5. PROCEDURE II – BLOWING SAND
  • Temperature range: from ambient T to +70°C
  • Temperature fluctuation (under stable conditions): ≤ ±1°C (over time)
  • Relative humidity: ≤30%
  • Sand composition: silica sand
  • Sand concentration:
    • 0.18 g/m3 -0.0/+0.2 g
    • 1.1±0.3 g/m3
    • 2.2±0.5 g/m3
  • Air speed: 18 to 29 m/s

The software for this type of chamber is an application that includes all the functions based on the specifications requested by the customer. The chamber has a built-in control panel for controlling and managing its functions. The chamber can also be controlled remotely using the WinKratos software or an equivalent application.

ACS can provide customized solutions that are adapted to the requests of every customer. Thanks to its accurate analysis of testing needs and highly specialized technical consultancy, ACS designs and manufactures environmental simulation chambers in the configuration most suitable for meeting the customer’s testing needs.

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