NIAR Electromagnetic Effects Lab at Wichita State University

Section 11 – Fluids Susceptibility

Purpose of the Test

These tests determine whether the materials used in the construction of the equipment can withstand the deleterious effects of fluid contaminants. Fluids susceptibility tests should only be performed when the equipment will be installed in areas where fluid contamination could be commonly encountered.

Many parts of the aircraft can be exposed to fluids, such as cleaning fluids, insecticides, fuels, deicing fluids, soft drinks, etc.

In many cases, the tests in this section apply more to the material than to the functioning unit. In these cases, a material test alone may suffice.

The tests in this section are “susceptibility” tests, meaning the units being tested are the “victims” of the environment.

Our facilities have full DO-160G capability.

Fluids dependent on EUT requirements can be ordered as needed.

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