Environmental Tests



Both civil and military products and equipment are often exposed to mechanical and environmental stresses that can cause an impact on their operation. Therefore, it is essential for a company to ensure that their products work perfectly in all environmental conditions.
CELAB provides support of a body for testing and certification recognized within both military and civilian. With considerable experience in the field, CELAB can check the suitability for use of components, equipment and products, giving you the assurance that they meet all the parameters and requirements.
CELAB has a laboratory which performs tests according to the EN 17025.
The laboratory has all the necessary equipment to perform all required tests and is able to arrange setup test even complex on customer specifications.
The advantage of contacting CELAB from the earliest stages of design and product development is that we are able to identify and prevent defects and errors, increasing reliability and security while reducing production costs.


CELAB performs any kinds of tests for a lot of standards (in all versions), both civilian and military.
The main military and aeronautical standards frequently used are:
  • AECTP 100/200/300/400
  • DEF STAN 59-411
  • DEF STAN 00-35
  • GAM EG 13
  • MIL BS.3G.100
  • MIL STD 461
  • MIL STD 462
  • MIL STD 464
  • MIL STD 704
  • MIL STD 810
  • MIL STD 883
  • RTCA DO 160
In particular, among the numerous environmental tests we can do, we point out those of the following methods (click on the standard to see the tests that we perform):


(Click on the method for reading Purpose and Procedure)

Test Method 500.5 – Low Pressure (Altitude)
Test Method 501.5 – 
High Temperature
Test Method 502.5 – 
Low Temperature
Test Method 503.5 – 
Temperature Shock
Test Method 504.1 – 
Contamination by Fluids
Test Method 505.5 – 
Solar Radiation (Sunshine)
Test Method 506.5 – 
Test Method 507.5 – 
Test Method 508.6 – 
Test Method 509.5 – 
Salt Fog
Test Method 510.5 – 
Sand and Dust
Test Method 511.5 – 
Explosive Atmosphere
Test Method 512.5 – 
Test Method 513.6 – 
Test Method 514.6 – 
Test Method 515.6 – 
Acoustic Noise
Test Method 516.6 – 
Test Method 517.1 – 
Test Method 518.1 – 
Acidic Atmosphere
Test Method 519.6 – 
Gunfire Shock
Test Method 520.3 – 
Temperature, Humidity, Vibration and Altitude
Test Method 521.3 – 
Icing and Freezing Rain
Test Method 522.1 – 
Ballistic Shock
Test Method 523.3 – 
Vibro-Acoustic and Temperature
Test Method 524 – 
Freeze and Thaw
Test Method 525 – 
Time Waveform Replication
Test Method 526 – 
Rail Impact
Test Method 527 – 
Test Method 528 – 
Mechanical Vibrations of Shipboard Equipment


(Click on the requirements to read the Applicability)

Conducted Emissions (CE101, CE102, CE106)
Conducted Susceptibility (CS101, CS103, CS104, CS105, CS106, CS109, CS114, CS115, CS116)
Radiated Emissions (RE101, RE102, RE103)
Radiated Susceptibility (RS101, RS103, RS105)

DO 160 G

DO-160 is a standard for environmental testing of avionics published by RTCA, the American Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics. DO-160G has been changed and now the guide has been replaced by the DO-357.
On our website you can find just a few excerpts from the document, with the table of contents, because a fee is required. The full text can be purchased from RTCA.
1150 18th Street, N.W., Suite 910
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202-833-9339
Facsimile: 202-833-9434
Internet: www.rtca.org
We remind you that now the DO-160G text can not be read without the DO-357 one.
If you need interpretations regarding DO-160, please contact CELAB.
CELAB is the only Italian member (and one of the few in Europe) of the RTCA Special-Committee-135, the Committee on Development of the DO 160G.

(Click on Sections to read the Purpose)

Section 4.0 – Temperature and Altitude
Section 5.0 – Temperature Variation
Section 6.0 – Humidity
Section 7.0 – Operational Shocks and Crash Safety
Section 8.0 – Vibration
Section 9.0 – Explosive Atmosphere
Section 10.0 – Waterproofness
Section 11.0 – Fluids Susceptibility
Section 12.0 – Sand and Dust
Section 13.0 – Fungus Resistance
Section 14.0 – Salt Fog
Section 15.0 – Magnetic Effect
Section 16.0 – Power Input
Section 17.0 – Voltage Spike
Section 18.0 – Audio Frequency Conducted Susceptibility – Power Inputs
Section 19.0 – Induced Signal Susceptibility
Section 20.0 – Radio Frequency Susceptibility (Radiated and Conducted)
Section 21.0 – Emission of Radio Frequency Energy
Section 22.0 – Lightning Induced Transient Susceptibility
Section 23.0 – Lightning Direct Effects
Section 24.0 – Icing
Section 25.0 – Electrostatic Discharge
Section 26.0 – Fire and Flammability


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