Examples of applications for climate chamber without cooling (humidity oven, humidity chamber) 

As a rule, the humidity chamber has a temperature range from between 5 and 8 °C above room temperature to 95 °C with humidity, and 160 °C without humidity.

  • Testing of the influence of temperature and humidity on the properties of textiles, building materials, plastics, composites, adhesives, metals, electronic components, etc. (special case ageing test)
  • Storage of building material test specimens
  • Incubation of fungal spores on plants under humidity
 

Examples of applications at around ambient temperature for coolable climate chamber (constant climate chamber)

As a rule, the constant climate chamber has a temperature range from 0 °C to 70 °C. A typical application for the constant climate chamber is stability tests in accordance with the ICH guideline for pharmaceutical products, the majority of which are performed at temperatures between 20 °C and 30 °C, that is, close to the ambient temperature.

  • Long-term stability testing cosmetics, the food industry and pharmaceutics in compliance with ICH guideline Q1A (temperature and humidity controlled)
  • Photostability tests in pharmaceutics in compliance with ICH guideline Q1B (temperature, humidity and light spectrum controlled)
  • Growing of plants or seed (temperature and humidity controlled, possibly light spectrum)
  • Test of the influence of temperature and humidity on the property of textiles, building materials, plastics, composites, adhesives, metals, electronic components, etc. under normal climatic conditions
Climate test items according to ICH Q1A (stability testing)
 
 

Examples of applications for a coolable climate chamber with high temperatures in the minus and plus range

As a rule the climatic test chamber has a temperature range from 10 °C to 95 °C with humidity, and 180 °C without humidity. The temperature ranges of temperature test chambers lie, depending on the manufacturer, between - 80 °C and +250 °C or higher.

  • Coldness and heat tests in compliance with DIN EN 60068-2-1, 2-2 in the temperature test chamber
  • Combined temperature humidity testing compliance with DIN EN 60068-2-38 in the climatic test chamber
  • Temperature change tests in compliance with DIN EN 60068-2-14

 

Overview Glossary Temperature control chamber

 


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Climatic test chamber with PC terminal

Climatic test chamber with PC terminal