Model DESERT WIND - Stationary Test Chamber
Designed to meet the specifications set by the MIL-STD-810G by a factor of 100 in order to simulate desert environments for the testing of equipment and devices. The Desert Wind™ sand/dust test chamber is ideal for those striving to meet MIL-STD-810G standards in the testing and certification of a manufactured device or laboratories that require certification of a device.
- Automated Temperature Control from 70°F to 200°F
- Automated Humidity Control for dust tests to less than 30% RH
- Automated Wind Velocity Control from 0-29 meters per second
- Automated Industrial Hygiene System protects the operator from silica exposure
- Automated Dust recirculation process
- Automated Sand disposal process
- Automated Sand or Dust Concentration System provides a calibrated loss-in-weight measurement using: Rate = (Concentration)(Area)(Velocity)
This concentration system is unique to the Desert Wind™ Patented design. It is the only system currently capable of providing a repeatable concentration of sand or dust to the test chamber.
The United States Military and Commercial Manufacturers have been seeking the capability to simulate the conditions or environment found in the Desert. Conflict in desert areas require people and support equipment to operate in the harsh environment. The demands of the harsh environment require specialized equipment to simulate the deleterious effects of operating and storing equipment in the deserts of the world.
Until now, there has not been an environmental simulator that can provide real-time recorded outputs of each critical parameter of a blowing sand or blowing dust environmental simulator. The shortfalls are typically in the area of particle concentration, particle velocity, particle distribution and air velocity at the test chamber cross-sectional opening. Current equipment offered that comprises a closed loop with particulate circulating through the air mover yields itself to non-repeatability. This means the dust or sand concentration and particle distribution into the test chamber is continuously variable.
This shortfall in design points to the disclaimer in the FOREWORD section of the MIL-STD-810G document. “Therefore users should not assume that a system or component that passes laboratory tests of this standard also would pass field/fleet verification trials.” Of course this is true, if we lack quantification, then our test results are not predictable or repeatable. In essence, we run a different test each time.
The Desert Wind™ stationary blowing sand and dust chamber can provide real-time data of each key test parameter while conducting the blowing test. We offer consistent, repeatable testing for MIL-STD-810G, Method 510.4 that moves us towards predictive failure testing and analysis.
Air Dynamics Industrial Systems Corporation designs, manufactures and installs complex air and material moving systems. Please contact us to learn more about our patented Desert Wind™ Blowing Sand and Blowing Dust Environmental Simulator.
Designed to meet and exceed the specifications set by the MIL-STD-810G by a factor of 100 in order to simulate desert environments for the testing of equipment and devices.
- Simulated environments for dust and sand
- MIL-STD-810G Blowing sand and blowing dust