Doriot Climatic Chambers


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Introduction

The Doriot Climatic Chambers are a one-of-a-kind facility that can reproduce environmental conditions occurring anywhere around the world. They can simulate temperature, humidity, wind, rainfall and solar radiation. These conditions can be setup separately or run concurrently.

The size and configuration of the chambers provide great flexibility. The dual chambers allow simultaneous testing in both tropic and arctic environments. This enables you to have numerous studies completed in a relatively short amount of time, which calculates into savings. The sizes of the wind tunnels are 60 feet long by 10 feet high by 15 feet wide. The external access doors of each chamber are 8 feet high by 10 feet wide.

The Tropic Wind Tunnel has the ability to create temperatures ranging from 0 to 165 degrees Fahrenheit with 10 to 90 percent relative humidity. Rain can be simulated at up to 4 inches per hour with wind up to 40 miles per hour. Solar load can be simulated with a system consisting of six rows of 250-watt light bulbs.

The Arctic Wind Tunnel has the ability to create temperatures ranging from minus 70 degrees below zero to 120 degrees Fahrenheit with 10 to 90 percent relative humidity. Rain can be simulated at rates up to 4 inches per hour with wind up to 40 miles per hour.

The desired conditions of temperature with wind and relative humidity are constantly controlled to within plus or minus 1 degree.

There are conditioning rooms associated with each chamber as well. These rooms are used for pre-conditioning the items for actual testing by bringing the temperature and humidity up or down slowly depending on what condition is desired. The conditioning chambers may also be used to test small equipment or clothing at less expense than the larger wind tunnels.

The Tropic Conditioning Room simulates temperatures ranging from 40 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit with 10 to 90 percent relative humidity, and the Arctic Conditioning Room simulates temperatures of -50 degrees to 70 degrees. Both conditioning rooms measure 25 feet long by 15 feet wide by 10 feet high.

The Climatic Chambers provide an invaluable service by significantly reducing the need to conduct actual field testing and eliminate the need to transport and ship products, or rent alternate testing chamber and contracting of test personnel. There is an external observation area to watch and monitor the testing within the chamber.

We provide you with real time customized plotting, graphing and print outs of the data you are seeking. We provide two operators to monitor the conditions during the test.

Why wait until you reach a critical point in your project? Give us a call so that we can work together to keep your studies running smoothly without delays.

We look forward to discussing our climatic chambers testing capabilities with you in the near future. Please feel free to contact us if you require more information or free consultation and pricing.

Thank you for your consideration.

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How to Use the Doriot Climatic Chambers

Are you searching for a specific weather condition to complete the testing on your product? Are the costs of environmental testing so high that they are stopping you from continuing with your project?

Welcome to the Doriot Climatic Chambers. Thanks to the passing of law 10 U.S.C. § 2539b, we can now offer our testing services to private industry. Being a Government RD&E Center, we are not allowed, by this law, to make a profit on our testing services. Therefore, we can pass the benefit of low cost on to you. This will allow you to come in under your budget costs saving you money and time.

How can we help your projects or studies proceed?

  • You can turn to us to perform more tests and lower your costs for many specialized tests.

  • You can contract testing operations with us, or send your own staff to use our testing equipment on site.
We Offer:

  • Low-cost services
  • Unique testing facilities
  • Highly rated and experienced staff
  • State-of-the-art equipment
Why use the Natick Testing Center?

  • We’ll work with you on any size project, no matter how large or small your needs.

  • We provide testing for the U.S. Armed Forces. That reflects the quality service and reliable results you can count on to validate your product.

  • We’re inexpensive: our equipment, facilities and staff are already in place, minimizing your out-of-pocket expenses for specialized testing.
Why wait until you reach a critical point in you project? Give us a call or get in touch with us via
E-Mail, so that we can work together to keep your studies running smoothly without delays.

We look forward to discussing our climatic chambers testing capabilities with you in the near future. Please feel free to contact us if you require more information or free consultation and pricing.

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Logo and External View of Climatic Chamber

 

Wind Tunnel

 

Wind Tunnel Environmental Testing

 

Treadmill in Wind Tunnel

 

Doriot Climatic Chambers Collage

Last Update: 16 March 2009