Portland, OR

Test Chambers in Portland, OR

Test Chambers in Portland, OR. Also known as environmental test chambers, test chambers are crucial for researchers in a variety of fields who seek to test the integrity of their products or specimens. You need to know if they can maintain their integrity climatic changes, temperature and humidity changes, and other stress. For more than two decades, Darwin Chambers has been a leading designer and manufacturer of test chambers for all types of Portland, OR researchers. If you're in need of test chambers, call Darwin today at (314) 534-3111 or contact us through our website.

What Are Test Chambers?

Test chambers are specially constructed boxes or cabinets used to conduct scientific experiments or test the effects of environmental conditions on products or biological specimens. The controlled environment of a test chamber allows researchers to accurately replicate conditions that would be otherwise difficult or impossible to duplicate in the real world. Charles F. Conrad designed the first environmental test chamber on his front porch in Holland, MI in 1951, by redesigning his home freezer to allow for temperatures of -125℉. He sold it to General Motors Heat Treat Lab, who quickly asked Conrad to make another two.

Since then, test chambers have been designed and used to simulate a wide range of conditions, from extreme cold and heat, humidity or sea-salt environments.

In addition to temperature and humidity, test chambers can also be used to control other aspects of the environment, such as air pressure, atmospheric composition, and even electromagnetic fields. By controlling several different environmental factors, Portland, OR researchers can create environments that they wouldn't be able to duplicate outside of a test chamber.

Types of Test Chambers in Portland, OR

Darwin Chambers first sold our stability chambers to the Portland, OR community over 20 years ago as the first large-capacity thermoelectric-cooled pharmaceutical test chambers. Since then, we've continued to innovate, incorporating our technologies and our creative spirit to deliver precise and reliable chambers that are ideal for researchers in a variety of fields. A few of our most popular test chambers in Portland, OR include:

  • Environmental Test Chambers — One of Darwin Chambers' best-selling units, our environmental chambers are quiet, easy to clean, highly dependable, and perfect for laboratory use, offering unequaled temperature and humidity control. They offer a temperature range of 2℃ to 50℃, and more extreme temperatures are possible through optional upgrades to components.
  • Stability Test Chambers — Our stability test chambers are made to exceed FDA and ICH regulations. Thousands of our stability chambers are currently in use by many pharmaceutical, cosmetic, nutraceutical, medical device, therapeutic pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical stress testing, and other research companies both in Portland, OR and around the globe. We also offer stability refrigerators and stability freezers.
  • Material Test/Cure Chambers — These are great for the harshness of exact temperature and humidity control in concrete, asphalt, and other materials common in construction and engineering. Contrary to most of "testing" currently on the market, these chambers offer reliable operation, durable construction, and accurate results. The MC Series offers serious performance to Portland, OR engineers and researchers looking for serious results.
  • Altitude Test Chambers — We work alongside Colorado Altitude Training (CAT), located in Boulder, Colorado, to offer a unique chamber for altitude simulation. Our units can reduce the oxygen levels from 20.9% to 15.2%, while keeping the pressure unchanged. Our altitude chambers have been used by the U.S. Speed Skating Team, Harvard University, Doha Sports Hospital, College of William and Mary, Mayo Clinic, Tour de France winners among others.
  • Freeze/Thaw Test Chambers — These chambers are perfect for Portland, OR scientists looking for ramp/soak capabilities. These chambers allow you to study how your product will hold up under extreme conditions. During the freeze/thaw cycle your subject undergoes numerous different temperature fluctuations that it might be subject to during its life cycle. Versatility with the chamber includes varying the freeze and thaw temperatures, duration in the freeze and thaw parts of a cycle, and overall number of cycles per day. These Freeze Thaw chambers are great for ASTM materials testing, as well as testing for drugs, food and beverage, and personal care products. Freezing and thawing capabilities range from -25℃ to 50℃.
  • Heated-Humidified Incubators/Ovens Our HH Series chambers are ideal for pharmaceutical stress testing at 50C/75%RH. Temperatures range from 5℃ to 70℃, and offer standard control at the sensor of ±0.2℃ and ±0.3%RH. Our exclusive ultrasonic humidification system eliminates hot spots within the unit and significantly reduces required maintenance costs.

Have other research needs in Portland, OR? You can view all of our reach-in chambers here. Every model comes in a variety of sizes, from compact stackable models to one, two, and three-door models. For greater storage needs and/or increased customization, read about our controlled environment rooms.

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Why Choose Darwin For Your Test Chambers in Portland, OR

Our priority is supplying our Portland, OR clients with test chambers that fit your needs while being very energy- and cost-efficient. If you choose Darwin for your environmental test chamber, you receive customized solutions and 24/7 customer support. Beyond building the highest-quality test chambers, we offer a variety of services throughout the lifespan of your chamber, including preventive maintenance, calibration, validation and qualification, and service plans.

As an industry leader, we strive to build relationships with our clients. We offer extended warranties to most clients. If you are looking for an environmental test chamber in Portland, OR, contact to Darwin Chambers today for additional information. Speak to a Darwin representative today at (314) 534-3111 or contact us online.

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