Environmental laboratory
We subject your product to all types of environmental testing.

We test your engineering samples, prototypes, and series products according to national and international standards and regulations. Our testing laboratory is accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 and subjects your specimens to climatic, dynamic mechanical, corrosive, electrical, and combined tests and extended time tests.

We perform environmental tests on materials, components, assemblies, prototypes, and series devices for all industries, supporting our clients in all sectors, such as the energy industry, railway technology, the automobile industry, the aerospace industry, the shipping industry, and the medical industry.

We simulate extreme climatic conditions by means of temperature, moisture, heat, temperature variation, and solar radiation loads. We perform corrosion tests with salt mist and corrosive gas tests and dynamic mechanical tests by means of vibration and impact tests.

When conventional testing reaches its limits, we develop testing procedures tailored to your requirements and provide comprehensive consulting.

Temperature Tests

IEC 60068-2-1

Environmental testing – Part 2-1: Tests – Test A: Cold (Test Ab, Ad, Ae)

IEC 60068-2-2

Environmental testing – Part 2-2: Tests – Test B: Dry heat (Test Bb, Bd, Be)

IEC 60068-2-14

Environmental testing – Part 2-14: Tests – Test N: Change of temperature (Test Na, Nb)
DIN EN 50155Railway applications – Rolling stock – Electronic equipment
MIL-STD 810 H Method 501.7High Temperature (Storage and Operation)
MIL-STD 810 H Method 502.7Low Temperature (Storage and Operation)
MIL-STD 810 H Method 503.7Temperature Shock
RTCA DO160GTemperature tests according to RTCA
VW 80000

K-01 High-/ Low Temperature (storage)

K-02 Gradient Temperature Test

K-03 Low Temperature (Operation)

K-05 Temperature Shock (component)

K-12 Temperature Shock with Splash Water

K-13 Temperaturre Shock by Imersion

K-16 Temperature Shock (without enclousre)


Climate Tests

IEC 60068-2-30:2005

Environmental testing – Part 2-30: Tests – Test Db: Damp heat, cyclic (Test Db40, Db55)

IEC 60068-2-38:2009

Environmental testing – Part 2-38: Tests: Composite temperature/humidity cyclic test (Test Z/AD)

IEC 60068-2-78:2012

Environmental testing – Part 2-78: Tests – Test Cab: Damp heat, steady state
DIN EN 50155Climate test according to railway standard
IEC 60068-2-13Environmental testing – Part 2: Tests; test M: Low air pressure
MIL-STD 810 H Method 507.6Humidity
RTCA DO160GClimate test according to RTCA
VW 80000

K-08 Humidity, cyclic

K-08 Humidity, cyclic (with freezing)

K-14 Humidity, steady state

K-15 b Climatic test for components with waterproof housings

K-17 Solar radiation

K-18 Corrosive gas test

VW PV1200Climate Change Test


Shock- and Vibration Tests

IEC 60068-2-6

Environmental testing – Part 2-6: Tests – Test Fc: Vibration (sinusoidal)

IEC 60068-2-27

Environmental testing – Part 2-27: Tests – Test Ea and guidance: Shock (Test Ea)

IEC 60068-2-64

Environmental testing – Part 2-64: Tests – Test Fh: Vibration, broadband random and guidance (Test Fh)

IEC 61373

Railway applications – Rolling stock equipment – Shock and vibration tests
MIL-STD 810 H Method 514.8Vibration
MIL-STD 810 H Method 516.8Shock
RTCA DO160GShock and vibration tests
VW 80000

M-01 Drop

M-04 Vibration

M-05 Shock Test

M-06 Shock Test (permanent)

JDQ201Testing of Electronic and Electrical Devices – Environmental and Mechanical Loads
Vibration testing with climate overlay
Resonance Search / Sine Sweep
Resonance Dwell / Sine Dwell
Voltage Withstand Test


Solar Radiation

IEC 60068-2-5

Environmental testing – Part 2-5: Tests – Test S: Simulated solar radiation at ground level and guidance for solar radiation testing and weathering (test Sa)
DIN 75220Ageing of automotive components in solar simulation units (Test D-IN1, D-IN2, Z-OUT, Z-IN1, Z-IN2)
MIL-STD 810 H Method 505.7Solar Radiation (Sunshine)

ISO 4892

Plastics – Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources – Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps


Corrosion Tests

ISO 9227

Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres – Salt spray tests

IEC 60068-2-11

Environmental testing – Part 2: Tests; test Ka: Salt mist

IEC 60068-2-52

Environmental testing – Part 2-52: Tests – Test Kb: Salt mist, cyclic

ISO 6270-2

Paints and varnishes – Determination of resistance to humidity – Part 2: Condensation (in-cabinet exposure with heated water reservoir), (Test CH, AHT, AT)

ISO 11997-1

Paints and varnishes – Determination of resistance to cyclic corrosion conditions – Part 1: Wet (salt fog)/dry/humid, (Test KK, KFW, KTW)
VDA 621-415Cyclic corrosion test
PV 1210Corrosion resistance according to the VW standard
IEC 61701:2011Salt mist corrosion testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules
MIL-STD 810 H Method 509.7Salt Fog
RTCA DO160GCorrosion test according to RTCA

IEC 61439-5:2014 + Cor.

Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies – Part 5: Assemblies for power distribution in public networks

IEC 60068-2-42

Environmental testing – Part 2-42: Tests – Test Kc: Sulphur dioxide test for contacts and connections (SO2, test Kc)

IEC 60068-2-43

Environmental testing – Part 2-43: Tests – Test Kd: Hydrogen sulphide test for contacts and connections, Corrosive Gas test/Hydrogen sulphide test (H2S, test Kd)

IEC 60068-2-60

Environmental testing – Part 2-60: Tests – Test Ke: Flowing mixed gas corrosion test (4-gas test)

ISO 6988

Metallic and other non-organic coatings – Sulfur dioxide test with general condensation of moisture (Kesternich testing)
DIN 50018Testing in a saturated atmosphere in the presence of sulfur dioxide
VW 80000K-06 Salt mist test with operation, outdoor components
K-06 Salt mist test with operation, indoor components
K-18 Corrosive Gas Test
VW PV1210Corrosion Test


IP Tests


IEC 60529 + A1 + A2:

Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code). Protected against access to hazardous parts

IP5X: Dust-protected

IP6X: Dust-tight

IPX1: Protected against vertical water drips

IPX2: Protected against water drips (15° inclination)

IPX3: Protected against water spray

IPX4: Protected against splash water

IPX5: Protected against water jets

IPX6: Protected against powerful water jets

IPX7: Protected against water (temporary immersion)

IPX8: Protected against water (continous immersion)

IPX9: Protected against high pressure and high temperature jets

ISO 20653

Road vehicles – Degrees of protection

IPX4K: Protected against splash water with increased pressure

IPX6K: Protected against strong high-velocity water with increased pressure

IPX9K: Protected against high-pressure/steam-jet cleaning

IP5KX: Dust-protected

IP6KX: Dust-tight

IEC 60034-5Rotating electrical machines – Part 5: Degrees of protection provided by integral design of rotating electrical machines


IK Tests

DIN EN 50102Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts (IK code)
IK1, IK2, IK3, IK4, IK5, IK6, IK7, IK8, IK9, IK10


Dust Tests

RTCA DO160GDust test according to RTCA
MIL-STD 810 H Method 506.6Rain & Blowing Rain
MIL-STD 810 H Method 512.6Immersion
DIN EN 60529Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)

IEC 60068-2-68

Environmental testing – Part 2: Tests; test L: Dust and sand


Water Tests

DIN EN 60529Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
DIN EN 60068-2-18Water test
DIN EN 60068-2-18K-10 Water protection – IPX0 to IPX6K
K-11 High Pressure Cleaning


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Environmental testing and special experiments according to customer requirements

Our extensive collection of testing equipment and our expertise in developing testing methods allow us to provide you with individualized support that goes beyond the requirements of the relevant standards. We develop the necessary hardware and software applications for monitoring and assessing tests and construct them ourselves.

Examples of tailored testing

  • Corrosion testing of vehicle systems and components
  • Pressure threshold testing for sensors and pipe systems
  • Environmental testing for control cabinets, switchboards, transformers, and throttles
  • Vehicle batteries, electrical drives under current
  • Desert climate test for parking meters and ATMs
  • Monitoring of relevant physical measured values (such as temperature monitoring, current consumption, voltage drop)
  • Climatic loads with power supplies of up to 3 kVDC/80 kW
  • Isolation measurements
  • Dielectric strength testing
  • Thermography
  • Endurance testing
  • Complex component testing (special testing)
  • Compression and tensile testing

Do you have concrete requirements or a general question about these issues?

Contact us
Phone: +49 (0)3302 49982 50
e-mail: umwelt@rst-labs.de