MIL-STD-810 Wind and Rain Compliance Testing
Rain and wind compliance testing evaluates the effectiveness of protective covers, cases, and seals in preventing the penetration of water. Meeting the MIL-810 regulatory compliance requirements can be difficult. We understand the challenges and guide companies through the process.
Keystone provides the peace of mind that all of your needs will be met. Keystone Compliance partners with customers to achieve MIL-STD-810 product compliance. Our accurate test reports are delivered quickly. Lastly, we are in constant communication throughout the entire test process.
Wind and Rain Testing Overview
Wind and rain testing, blowing rain testing, and wind-driven rain testing, per MIL-STD 810 Method 506, helps determine the following:
- effectiveness of protective covers, cases, and seals in preventing the penetration of water into the material.
- capability of the material to satisfy its performance requirements during and after exposure to water.
- physical deterioration of the material caused by the rain.
- effectiveness of any water removal system.
- effectiveness of protection offered to a packaged material.
Wind and rain can impact equipment in several different ways. Below is a summary of various examples:
In the Atmosphere:
- Interference with or degradation of radio communication
- Limited radar effectiveness.
- Limited aircraft operations due to restricted visibility and decreased lift from wing surfaces (excessive rain rates only).
- Damage to aircraft in flight.
- Effect on artillery and missile launching.
- Degradation or negation of optical surveillance.
- Decreased effectiveness of personnel in exposed activities.
- Premature functioning of some fuses.
- Inhibited visibility through optical devices.
- On impact it erodes surfaces.
After deposition and/or penetration:
- Degraded strength/swelling of some materials.
- Increased corrosion potential, erosion, or even fungal growth.
- Increased weight.
- Electrical or electronic apparatus become inoperative or unsafe.
- Malfunction of electrical material.
- Freezing inside material that may cause delayed deterioration and malfunction by swelling or cracking of parts.
- Modified thermal exchange.
- Slower burning of propellants.
Wind and rain testing is just one of the climatics testing services we offer and our lab is fully equipped with the necessary equipment. Keystone Compliance is a wind and rain test lab.
Wind and Rain Test Capabilities and Equipment at Keystone Compliance
Keystone Compliance operates wind and rain generators that are capable of producing wind speeds up to 150 mph and rainfall rates from 0 – 8 inches/hour. Automated turn tables are often utilized to ease the testing of large products. Multiple generators can be set up to provide a large coverage area. Custom setups are a specialty for Keystone Compliance personnel when setting up a wind-driven rain test.
Wind and rain test systems are customized and calibrated before use and set up to assure an accurate test with reproducible results.
Expert MIL-810 Wind and Rain Testing
Our team strives to give our customers more time and energy on product development instead of testing. In addition to MIL-STD-810 wind testing, Keystone has a full scope of expertise including pyroshock, humidity, and solar radiation.
Wind & Rain Test Specifications