Automatically Monitoring, Controlling, and Reporting Status/Data for Multiple Product Life Test Stands
AbstractThis paper describes an industry laboratory implementation of local and remote automation monitoring and control of several product testing stands for status, safety, and an efficient use of resources, as well as the purpose and inter-relationship between the tests, product reliability estimations, customer applications, and possible solutions to test specification issues. Like an airport departure/arrival board, the summary statuses of several life stands are reported on a monitor using a mobile application interface. Detailed data analysis reports and emergency shutdown statuses are emailed to authorized-interested parties. The life stands include submersion tanks and flow rigs at different fluid temperatures (steady-state, slow cycling, thermal shock). To reduce equipment costs and lab space requirements, some life test stands are combined to share heating/cooling transfer fluids and pumping resources that are automatically controlled to direct different fluid temperature ranges through different flow paths. A heater/chilling system cycles between −80 °C and +140 °C with automated diverter valves to route −80 °C to +85 °C fluid through a set of products; when the fluid temperature is increased to > +85 °C, diverter valves route the > +85 °C fluid through a different set of products that are tested only between fluid temperatures of +85 °C to +140 °C. View Full-Text
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Fertell, R.; Ershad, H. Automatically Monitoring, Controlling, and Reporting Status/Data for Multiple Product Life Test Stands. Inventions 2019, 4, 7.
Fertell R, Ershad H. Automatically Monitoring, Controlling, and Reporting Status/Data for Multiple Product Life Test Stands. Inventions. 2019; 4(1):7.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fertell, Richard; Ershad, Hamed. 2019. "Automatically Monitoring, Controlling, and Reporting Status/Data for Multiple Product Life Test Stands." Inventions 4, no. 1: 7.
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