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To Our Valued Customers

Environment Associates, Inc. believes in the principle of "Continuous Quality Improvement", and we consider
ourselves Industry Leaders in Customer Satisfaction.

While actively seeking ways to enhance our Quality and Technical programs we appreciate and value greatly all customer feedback. Please feel free to contact our Quality Assurance Department directly, at any time, to offer advice, voice a concern or offer a compliment.

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Dennis von Schmausen
Director Of Quality Assurance
von_schmausen @ eatest.com
Phone: (818) 709-0568 ext. 232

Solar Radiation Testing

Solar Radiation on materials can cause cosmetic deterioration with the fading or oxidation of plastic. This oxidation can make components start to fade. The heating effects of the sun can cause plastic, vinyl and/or metal components to shift or distort, causing operational interruption, shorts and false control inputs. The most significant effect is discoloration that cheapens the look of any quality product. These effects can be accentuated when combined with temperature and humidity.

Another effect, in combination with humidity can be delamination of plasticizers, vinyl coatings and plastics. The typical property changes include: 1) reduced ductility, 2) embrittlement, 3) chalking, 4) color change, 5) yellowing, and 6) cracking. Products and electronics that are interior-mounted to a vehicle Instrument Panel (IP) or resting on top of the IP could be susceptible to a direct sunlight surface temperature rise of plus 30°C above ambient.

We can handle a wide range of product sizes, up to a surface area of 324 sq. inches in our 60” (1.52 m) W x 50” (1.27 m) D x 82” (2.08 m) H walk-in chamber. This chamber will also accommodate a wide range of temperature and humidity settings, such as those found in MIL-STD-810.



Please contact for more info: Andrew Spaulding, Andrews@eatest.com, Phone: 818-709-0568
 
Los Angeles Test Facility
9604 Variel Avenue
Chatsworth, California 91331
Phone: (818) 709-0568
Orange County Test Facility
2300 West Cape Cod Way
Santa Ana, California 92703
Phone: (714) 541-4808




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