Altitude (Vacuum) testing is used to determine whether items can withstand the low pressure environment associated with high altitude or use in aircraft.  Altitude testing is important for products that are stored and/or operated at high ground elevations, transported or operated in unpressurized areas of aircraft, or exposed to a rapid decompression event.  If the item is exposed to a rapid decompression, it is important to determine if it will damage the aircraft or present a hazard to personnel. 

Altitude Test at DES

Altitude Test at DES

Delserro Engineering Solutions, Inc. (DES) has many years of experience performing altitude testing and can assist customers in setting up a test using the proper test conditions. So if you do not know what test conditions that you should use, or what specification to choose then we will help you because we are altitude testing experts!

Some common altitude testing specifications:

  • IEC 60068-2-13, Low Air Pressure
  • MIL-STD-202, Method 105, Barometric Pressure (Reduced)
  • MIL-STD-810, Method 500, Low Pressure (Altitude)
  • MIL-STD-883, Method 1001, Barometric Pressure, Reduced (Altitude Operation)
  • RTCA/DO-160, Section 4, Temperature and Altitude 

Our Equipment Capabilities:

  • Altitude range from 15,000 feet below sea level to 100,000 feet
  • Altitude combined with hot and cold temperatures
  • Rapid decompression in less than 15 seconds
  • Sealed access ports to allow products to be operational and monitored during testing
A Rapid Decompression Test Performed at DES According to MIL-STD-810

A Rapid Decompression Test Performed at DES According to MIL-STD-810

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