Westpak is certified to conduct product/package integrity testing to help guarantee successful delivery of products worldwide by any means of transportation.

Westpak is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025-2005, one of the most rigorous standards available for a mechanical testing laboratory.

Westpak is certified to the requirements of ISO 9001-2008 for quality management, and to ISO 14001-2004 for environmental management and sustainability efforts.

Hazmat Conditioning Test

Environmental conditioning is a process of subjecting a test specimen to various temperature and humidity conditions in order to determine the effect of these conditions on the test specimen. Often this conditioning is conducted prior to other tests such as mechanical or package performance testing in order that the test specimen be exposed to a full range of potentially harmful temperature and humidity levels.

The testing is conducted in an environmental chamber designed to maintain tight controls over both temperature and humidity, as well as the rates at which these quantities are changed. The test levels chosen and the rates of change between these levels are often typical of what might be encountered during an extreme distribution cycle, for example, or storage for an extended period of time.

It is generally recognized that thermal stresses are some of the most severe that a product or package will be exposed to during its entire lifecycle. In addition, any hydroscopic elements of a product or package system will change their strength characteristics as they absorb or release moisture.

Typical Procedures/Protocols
49 CFR 178.602
49 CFR 178.603

Westpak Capabilities

Westpak continually upgrades and expands its equipment line-up. Therefore this list is a minimum of our capabilities:

(65)+ Temperature & Humidity Test Chambers