Waterproofness

RTCA DO-160 – Section 10.0 – Waterproofness

 

These tests determine whether the equipment can withstand the effects of liquid water being sprayed or falling on the equipment or the effects of condensation.
These tests are not intended to verify performance of hermetically sealed equipment.
Therefore, hermetically sealed equipment may be considered to have met all waterproofness requirements without further testing.
Equipment shall be considered hermetically sealed when the seal is permanent and airtight.

 

DO-160 is a standard for environmental test on avionics equipment published by RTCA, the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics. The DO 160 G was amended and now all guideline inside it are replaced by the DO 357.
On our website you can find only some abstracts of the document, for the full text of the guideline you have to purchased it from RTCA.
We remember you that now DO 160 G cannot be read without DO 357.
If you need any interpretation regarding the text of such standard, please contact CELAB.
CELAB is the only Italian (and one of the few European) member of the RTCA Special Committee 135, the commettee for devolpment of DO 160 G.

 

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