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Thermal Shock Testing

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What is Thermal shock testing and why is it important?

Thermal shock testing reduces the risk of product failure in the field by replicating a quick transition between two extreme temperatures; for example -50°C to 71°C in less than one minute. The test specification defines the applied temperatures and test conditions, this type of testing is commonly cyclic and its duration is defined by a set number of transitions (cycles) between the two temperatures.

Why choose TÜV SÜD for thermal shock testing? 

TÜV SÜD has the capability to test at temperatures between -65°C and +190°C. At TÜV SÜD we use a two chamber method to achieve fast and efficient transition time.

We can provide manufacturers with the following testing services:

  • Cyclic temperature testing
  • Transfer times less than 15 seconds achievable

We provide testing for thermal shock to many specifications including the following common standards:

  • DEF-STAN 00-35
  • IEC 60068
  • MIL-STD 810

Any test not on our UKAS scope which is within our capability can be added quickly through our flexible schedule, which is a rare privilege granted to us by our accrediting authority.


  •  11 temperature chambers
  • Temperatures between -65°C and +190°C
  • Largest matched chambers 2500mm x 2300mm x 2700mm
  • 3 rapid temperature change chambers greater than 5˚ / minute


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