Measurements of the performance of an equipment under specified environmental conditions are called environmental tests. These tests are important to identify hazards that may be harmful to humans.
For example, a large amount of hazardous substances spills into the soil, primarily polluting the soil, followed by groundwater. Drinking water resources are affected by this road. Another example is polychlorinated biphenyls, which have previously been widely used in transformer fluids and hydraulic oils. These substances have harmful effects on the environment and human health.
Environmental tests are conducted to determine such effects. Once the impact is identified, human exposure may be limited and such affirmations can be improved. Some test parameters used during environmental testing are: volatile organic compounds (VOC), semi-volatile organic compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH), heavy metals, total suspended solids, radon.
Environmental tests are performed to identify and measure compounds and pollutants in air, water and soil. In addition, environmental testing is performed to verify that a product or piece of equipment will function as expected when it was first produced. Such tests are carried out in the form of climatic tests such as temperature or humidity conditions or mechanical tests such as shock or vibration measurements.
The main applications of environmental tests are environmental chemical tests, agricultural tests, public health and safety tests, field tests and oil tests.
Today, interest in environmental testing has increased worldwide. In parallel, sophisticated analytical tests are required from advanced laboratories to identify pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
In these laboratories, sample preparation equipment, temperature chambers, biofuel analyzers, balances, evaporators, stability chambers and handheld particle counters, pH meters, refractometers, gas chromatography systems, automatic sample collectors are generally used for field tests.
In addition, it is important to know the strength of products produced in various sectors against a number of environmental conditions. For this purpose, various tests such as weight, hardness, impact, compression, density, bending, warming, temperature, elongation, rupture and tearing are applied in advanced laboratories. Life-time tests are also performed.
Environmental resistance tests are applied to products such as lighting fixtures, construction materials, machinery and equipment, household appliances, heaters, electrical plugs, sockets and switches, cables, cable ducts, alarms, PVC materials, junction boxes and fuse boxes and regulators.
For example, concrete, which is one of the basic building materials in the developing and developing construction sector, is exposed to various effects from production to delivery on site. Many standards have been developed or revised. However, environmental conditions affecting the durability of concrete are extremely important. Concrete is a composite construction material and has a chemical structure in which its components affect each other. These chemical reactions are not only among the components, but also gain a different dimension from external environmental effects. In other words, the permanence of the concrete and environmental effects are the factors that trigger each other significantly. External chemical effects cause significant changes in the concrete structure. In this respect, the test results of the concrete withstand environmental conditions provide important data for the product safety.
Our company also provides environmental resistance testing services within the scope of certification services. Thanks to these services, enterprises are able to produce more efficient, high performance and quality products in a safe, fast and uninterrupted manner.
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