Nemko is a Norwegian company with a global network of experts and partners that offers testing, inspection and certification services for various products and systems. It’s the go-to testing entity whenever Glamox wants to receive answers to questions about EMC performance, reliability and stress testing.
This is exceptionally important for products designed for use in extreme maritime conditions. It’s crucial to ensure that severe weather in marine and offshore environments will not make the lighting products susceptible to failure or malfunction.
Nemko has recently added two advanced capabilities to their testing portfolio – the HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Test) and HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screen). The HALT/HASS testing chamber combines both extreme temperature cycling and exposes the products to repetitive shocks and vibrations, which significantly speeds upo the stress testing process. These tests are done simultaneously to simulate real life conditions, where many stress factors happen at the same time. This makes it possible to discover potential failure modes and design flaws in the products. When conducted early in the design process, these tests can shorten the product development timeline and reduce the total development costs while also minimising the risk of manufacturing substandard products. By determining the design limitations early on, Glamox can make the necessary changes to deliver only the most reliable, well-functioning and robust marine lighting equipment.
HALT/HASS tests were recently conducted on the Glamox FL70 floodlight for marine and offshore safe areas. This product features some extremely durable component within a powder-coated, anodised, seawater-resistant aluminium housing.