Environmental Testing

Introduction to Environmental Testing


Are you an engineer, technician, or manager new to the goals and process of environmental testing? Introduction to Environmental Test will provide you with the core environmental-testing knowledge that you need to be successful. It will help you begin to master your role in the process. You will gain critical information about Dynamic, Climatic, and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) testing. The understanding you gain in this course will also prepare you for more in-depth courses within the IEST Learning Path Certificate program.

Course outline     Who should attend?     Course materials     Instructor     Next date and location     Registration

Course outline
I. Introduction to environmental testing

a. What is environmental testing?
b. What types of testing are considered environmental?

i. Goals: product qualification vs. product reliability
ii. Disciplines: dynamics vs. climatics vs. EMI

c. Roles and responsibilities

i. Environmental engineer
ii. Product engineer/project engineer
iii. Test personnel
iv. Documentation team
v. Other

II. Product qualification

a. Environmental requirements

i. Governing test specifications (MIL-STD-810, DO-160, etc.)
ii. Natural vs. induced environments

1. Climatics
2. Dynamics

iii. LCEP
iv. Product specification/requirements development and flow-down

b. Qualification testing process

i. Qualification test plans and procedures
ii. Test support
iii. Qualification test reports
iv. Qualification by similarity and analysis

c. Test methodologies

i. Dynamics
ii. Climatics

III. Production quality and reliability

a. Requirements

i. Governing test specifications
ii. Product specifications vs. in-house processes

b. Environmental stress screening (ESS)

i. Goal of ESS as a manufacturing process
ii. Selection of tests
iii. Test execution

c. Highly-Accelerated life testing/highly-accelerated stress screening (HALT/HASS)

Who should attend?

  • I am an engineer, technician, or manager new to the industry
Course materials
  • Copy of PowerPoint presentation in course binder
  • Certificate of attendance for completion of CEUs
Continuing Education Units: .6 CEUs


Julie Jennings

Next date and location

Registration information

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