Rain testing is performed with rain rates from 0.5 inches to 27 inches per hour. Blowing rain is generated utilizing three portable wind generators capable of producing 40 mph winds each.
The Applied Environmental Effects Division at White Sands Missile Range can now perform Dust Testing of hazardous material at its new dust test facility located 1.5 miles from the main post area. The Dust Chamber can circulate silica powder through a 4'H x 4'W x 4'D test volume. The air velocity can be controlled up to 45mph. The chamber air temperature and relative humidity are controllable between 70-170° F and 5-30% relative humidity. Dust concentrations up to 10.6 g/m3 ± 7g/m3 can be provided at air velocities from 5-29 m/s. These facilities can produce sale concentrations of 5-20%. Non-conditioned field sand tests can be performed on hazardous test items at ETA-II (Environmental Test Area) using up to 3 portable wind generators. Sand and dust testing is performed in accordance with MIL-STD-810.
Salt-fog testing can be performed in the multi-purpose Hot Chamber (non-hazardous test items), at the salt-fog/humidity chamber (hazardous test items) at the Temperature Test Facility, and in a smaller chamber at the ETA-II (Environmental Test Area) Facility. These facilities can produce salt concentrations of 5-20%. Salt-fog testing is performed in accordance with MIL-STD-810.
Humidity testing can be performed at 5-100% humidity. Humidity testing on large non-hazardous test items can be performed at the multipurpose Hot Chamber. Hazardous test items can be tested at the salt-fog/humidity chamber at the Temperature Test Facility or at the Microbiological Chamber. Humidity testing is performed in accordance with MIL-STD-810.