Reliability Testing

Overview

UL has been the standard for consumer confidence for over a century. Our reliability testing services provide a trusted way to assess product quality and safety and an opportunity to leverage UL's knowledge of the global marketplace to sharpen a company's competitive edge.

Definition

UL offers a broad range of reliability testing services to help customers find out the probability that a product will perform its intended function for a given period of time under a given set of conditions. This will give customers a better understanding of where and why product changes may be needed to meet regulatory requirements, industry standards and a brand’s own quality expectations.

Benefits

Backed by decades of expertise, UL’s laboratories perform comprehensive reliability testing, enabling our customers to rectify potential defects before launching products.

Customizable to a company’s unique requirements, UL’s reliability testing provides quick turnaround and confidentiality about who our customers are and the products we’re testing for them. Our services are calibrated to offer companies the flexibility to implement design changes into their development cycles and minimize time to shelf.

UL’s reliability testing includes:

  • Climatic tests (high/low temperature, humidity, thermal shock and corrosion resistance)
  • Solar radiation tests
  • Mechanical tests (vibration, shock, freefall drop, compression and impact hammer)
  • Loose cargo
  • Combined environments (vibration and high/low temperature)
  • Highly accelerated testing (accelerated testing (HALT/HASS))
  • Ingress protection (IP rating “solid object” ingress tests, IP rating water tests and rain tests)

DELIVERABLES


PRODUCTS THIS SERVICE APPLIES TO

Audio-video, information technology, telecommunication equipment, medical instruments, home appliances, industrial, lighting appliances and automotive electronics

APPLICABLE STANDARDS

IEC 60068, MIL-STD-810G, IEC 68 Environmental tests, e.g., temperature, humidity, pressure, solar radiation, vibration and drop
IEC 60529 IP rating water tests
UL50 Rain tests
ISTA International Safe Transit Association
American Society for Testing and Materials (ATSM) International Voluntary consensus standards used to improve product quality, enhance safety, and facilitate market access and trade

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