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Military Standard 810

Equipment manufacturers and Government contractors providing components and systems for the military branches of the United States Defense Department are required to meet the rigorous environmental standards of MIL-STD-810 testing. This standard presents many challenges for product development engineers as they consider test validation requirements for qualifying equipment for MIL-STD-810.

MIL-STD-810 testing is a result of the U S Department of Defense Test Methods and Standards which emphasize designing equipment to meet or exceed the test limits and the conditions that it will experience throughout its service life.  The MIL-STD-810 includes Tailoring Guidance intended to define environmental stress screening requirements including developing analysis and test criteria designated for specific equipment and its environmental life cycle.  Selecting specific procedure variations (special test conditions/techniques for this procedure) are based on MIL-STD-810 requirements documents and the Life Cycle Environmental Profile (LCEP) of the equipment. Manufactures or laboratories are required to evaluate performance based on the equipment’s exposure to the environmental life cycle and identify compliance or deficiencies in the equipment’s design, materials, or manufacturing processes.

For over 30 years, Clark Testing has supported equipment suppliers, throughout the US Department of Defense, with expertise and project management help guide customer’s the product qualification process.    In addition to MIL-STD-810 testing, Clark also provides test validation services including RTCA DO-160, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-901D, DEF STAN 59-411 and DEF STAN 00-35 for aerospace and defense applications.

There are two parts to MIL-STD-810: The General Program Guidelines and the Laboratory Test Methods:

  • MIL-STD-810H Part 1: General Program Guidelines determine management, engineering, and technical roles in environmental design and testing. It focuses on the design and test criteria to the specific environmental conditions an equipment item is likely to encounter during its service life.
  • MIL STD-810H Part 2: MIL-STD-810 contains the environmental laboratory test methods to be applied using the test guidelines described in Part One of the document. Test methods in Part Two contain environmental data and references, and it identifies requirements of MIL-STD-810 test methods.

Over the years, MIL-STD-810 has been an iterative guideline that began in 1962 transitioning from the original MIL-STD-810A in 1964. The most recent revision of the test standards is MIL-STD-810G which in 2019 was superseded MIL-STD-810H.

Test Set Up

In house custom design and fabrication capabilities (machining and welding) to ensure test fixtures accurately simulation environmental conditions.  FEA capabilities to support fixture design along with welding, fabrication & machining services.  Multiple vibration adapter plates and prefabricated test fixtures help to streamline the testing process.

Instrumentation capabilities including accelerometers and strain gages with multi-channel control and data acquisition equipment ensuring accurate test data is being recorded.  All instrumentation and equipment is provided with measurement uncertainty and compliant   with Clark’s ISO 17025-2017 Quality Program.

Lab technicians and engineers record daily test activities to register all activities, events, and responses during the test.  The daily test logs along with test data, pictures and test procedures are included in comprehensive test report that is the industry standard.

 We work closely with you to validate engineering, ensure quality, analyze test spectrums, and execute accurate testing programs for successful qualification and marketing of your product.

We work closely with you to validate engineering, ensure quality, analyze products and qualify equipment while supporting the time constraints and product cycles that are vital to your success.

Paul Heffernan, CEO of Clark Testing