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MIL-STD-810H Training, Military Standard 810H Testing Training by Tonex

MIL-STD-810H is a Department of Defense standard that contains materiel acquisition program planning and engineering direction for considering the influences that environmental stresses have on materiel throughout all phases of its service life.

Version H represents the eighth version of this military test standard.

MIL-STD-810H does not impose design or test specifications. It does describes the environmental tailoring process that results in realistic materiel designs and test methods based on materiel system performance requirements.

The important thing to remember about MIL-STD-810H is that it emphasizes tailoring an equipment’s environmental design and test limits to the conditions that it will experience throughout its service life, and establishing chamber test methods that replicate the effects of environments on the equipment rather than imitating the environments themselves.

MIL-STD-810H has 28 different test methods. However, most products do not have to be tested to all 28 test methods. The type of product and end use of the product most often determines the test plan. Some of the test methods are general and others are very specific.

Testing to MIL-810-STDH can be mandatory if the end user is the military. It can also be mandatory if the product is a component that can eventually be used in a military product. In these cases, testing is mandatory

Whether the testing is mandatory or voluntary, working with a MIL-STD-810-H testing facility provides a number of benefits, such as:

  • A thorough evaluation of the performance of a product or material is completed. Manufacturers can identify the environmental stresses that will be experienced during the life cycle. This can present opportunities for product enhancements and improvements before mass production starts. Identifying deficiencies, defects and shortcomings early in the design process can save considerable time and money.
  • There could be a contractual requirement that the product meets the requirements. By working with a lab, the manufacturer can show compliance with the contract.
  • MIL-810 is a foundation for environmental testing. The specifications provide guidance that can be further enhanced as needed. Manufacturers can use the testing to determine stress sequences, test levels and durations that are actually encountered in the field.

MIL-STD-810H Training, Military Standard 810H Testing Training by Tonex

MIL-STD-810H Training, Military Standard 810H Testing Training is a 3-day training course that focuses on the purpose of MIL-STD-810H tests, the test environment and equipment, and the methodology required to perform each test.

If a product is MIL-STD-810H certified or MIL-STD-810H-compliant, that product is compliant with certain requirements and standardization objectives set forth by the DoD.

According to the DoD, the purpose of MIL-STD-810H military standard is to ensure the interoperability and commonality of products and equipment used in military applications.

Three days of MIL-STD-810H training, Military Standard 810H Testing Training with our expert instructors offers a unique opportunity to learn about all MIL-STD-810H required tests.

MIL-STD-810, officially entitled “Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests,” is a military standard that outlines the testing and design requirements of equipment used by the military to verify the equipment’s ability to sustain environmental stress incidents throughout its life cycle.

Some of the test methods and procedures that a MIL-STD-810-certified product may undergo include but are not limited to mechanical shock, vibration, temperature, low pressure (altitude), humidity, fungus, salt fog, and explosive atmosphere.

Testing and certifying equipment to these and other harsh conditions lets military contractors know that the products they’re purchasing are durable, reliable, sustainable, and fit for a solution that’s being sold to the DoD for use in extreme environments.

MIL-810H Training Learning Objectives

Upon completion of MIL-810H training, the attendees will:

  • Describe the objectives of MIL-STD-810H
  • Explain the benefits of MIL-STD-810H standard
  • Describe the major MIL-STD-810H test cases including vibration, shock and climatic tests
  • List, evaluate, select, and optimize test equipment and environment
  • List types of vibration, shock, and climatic tests
  • Tailor materiel item’s environmental design and test limits to the conditions
  • Establish laboratory test methods that replicate the effects of environments on materiel
  • Describe Sine and Random Vibration, shock test fixtures, classical waveform shock testing and drop testing
  • Explain procedures behind Shock Response Spectrum Testing
  • Describe and select equipment and instrumentation to perform each test
  • List climatic test requirements, origination, equipment required, test methodology and understanding of results

Course Modules

Overview of MIL-STD-810

  • Environmental Engineering Program Guidelines
  • Laboratory Test Methods
  • World Climatic Regions – Guidance


  • Guidance for Program Managers
  • Environmental Engineering Specialists (EES)
  • Design and Test Engineers and Facility Operators
  • Roles of Design Engineers
  • Roles of Test Engineers/Facility Operators
  • Guidance for Design and Test Engineers and Test Facility Operators
  • Natural Environment (Field/Fleet) Testing
  • Laboratory Testing


  • Test Conditions
  • Tolerances for Test Conditions
  • Test Instrumentation
  • Stabilizing Test Temperature
  • Test Sequence
  • Test Level Derivation
  • Pretest Information for Facility Operators
  • Test Setup
  • Installing the Test Item in Test Facility
  • Test Item Operation
  • Pretest Baseline Data
  • Information During Test
  • Combined Tests
  • Post-Test Data
  • Environmental Effects and Failure Criteria
  • Environmental Test Reports
  • Water Purity
  • Analysis of Results
  • Monitoring
  • Total High Temperature Exposure Duration
  • Temperature Change Rate

Military Standard 810H Testing Procedures and Methods

  • 500.6 Low Pressure (Altitude)
  • 501.7 High Temperature
  • 502.7 Low Temperature
  • 503.7 Temperature Shock
  • 504.3 Contamination by Fluids
  • 505.7 Solar Radiation (Sunshine)
  • 506.6 Rain
  • 507.6 Humidity
  • 508.8 Fungus
  • 509.7 Salt Fog
  • 510.7 Sand and Dust
  • 511.7 Explosive Atmosphere
  • 512.6 Immersion
  • 513.8 Acceleration
  • 514.8 Vibration
  • 515.8 Acoustic Noise
  • 516.8 Shock
  • 517.3 Pyroshock
  • 518.2 Acidic Atmosphere
  • 519.8 Gunfire Shock
  • 520.5 Combined Environments
  • 521.4 Icing/Freezing Rain
  • 522.4 Ballistic Shock
  • 523.4 Vibro-Acoustic/Temperature
  • 524.1 Freeze / Thaw
  • 525.2 Time Waveform Replication
  • 526.2 Rail Impact
  • 527.2 Multi-Exciter
  • 528.1 Mechanical Vibrations of Shipboard Equipment

Major Changes in MIL-STD-810-H

  • The definition of temperature shock
  • The Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP)
  • Test conditions and tolerances for test conditions
  • Calibration interval guidelines
  • Temperature change rate
  • MIL-STD-810H 500.6 – Acceleration – Test Pressures (Altitude) and Temperature
  • MIL-STD-810H 501.7 – High Temperature – Procedure I – Storage and Procedure II – Operation
  • MIL-STD-810H 502.7 – Low Temperature – Procedure I – Storage
  • MIL-STD-810H 503.7 – Temperature Shock
  • MIL-STD-810H 504.3 – Contamination by Fluids – Pretest Standard Ambient Checkout and Procedure
  • MIL-STD-810H 505.7 – Solar Radiation (Sunshine) – Limitations, Spectral Power Distribution, Post-Test, Test Facility, Solar Radiation Source and Test Parameter Tolerances
  • MIL-STD-810H 506.6 – Rain – Droplet Size, Water Pressure, Pretest, Post-Test, Procedure I – Rain and Blowing Rain, Procedure II – Exaggerated, Procedure III – Drip, Interruption Due to Test Item Operation Failure and Pretest Standard Ambient Checkout
  • MIL-STD-810H 508.8 – Fungus –Purpose, Application, Limitations, Physical Interference, Choice of Fungus, Pretest, Table 508.8-I – Test Fungus, Post-Test, Test Chamber, Air Velocity, Preparation of Mixed Spore Suspension, and Incubation of the Test Item
  • MIL-STD-810H 509.7 – Salt Fog – Fallout Rate, Salt Fog Collection Receptacles and Referenced Documents
  • MIL-STD-810H 510.7 – Sand and Dust – Purpose, Limitations, Effects of Sand and Dust Environments, Sequence Among Other Methods, Selecting Procedures, Pretest, During Test, Post-Test, Temperature, Air Velocity and Dust Composition
  • MIL-STD-810H 511.7 – Explosive Atmosphere – Fuel, Post-Test, and Test Facility
  • MIL-STD-810H 512.6 – Immersion – Pretest and Procedure I – Immersion
  • MIL-STD-810H 513.8 – Acceleration – Acceleration versus Shock, Climatic Conditioning, Selecting a Procedure, Procedure Selection Considerations, Strength Test, Test Axes and Table 513.8-I. Suggested g levels for Procedure I – Structural Test
  • MIL-STD-810H 514.8 – Vibration – Application, Limitations, Pretest, Acceleration Input Control Strategy, Table 514.8-II. Random Vibration Test Tolerances, Sinusoidal Vibration Test Tolerances and Procedure III – Large Assembly Transport
  • MIL-STD-810H 515.8 – Acoustic Noise – Calibration and Tolerance and Table 515.8A-I. Overall Sound Pressure Levels and Durations
  • MIL-STD-810H 518.2 – Acidic Atmosphere – Chemical Composition and Concentration
  • MIL-STD-810H 522.2 – Ballistic Shock – Controls / Tolerance
  • MIL-STD-810H 523.4 – Vibro-Acoustic / Temperature – Temperature, Shock, Sequence Among Other Methods, Pretest, Controls / Tolerances
  • MIL-STD-810H 524.1 – Freeze / Thaw – Controls
  • MIL-STD-810H 525.2 – Time Waveform Replication – General Considerations and Terminology, Figure 525.2-1. Basic TWR Test Modes as Related to Time Trace Scaling, General TWR Test Philosophy about Time Trace Simulation (and Scaling)
  • MIL-STD-810H 526.2 – Rail Impact –Purpose, Application, Limitations, Tailoring Guidance, Design and Modeling Guidance, Pretest, During Test, Buffer Railcars, Test Railcar, Locomotive, Track, Controls, Test Interruption, Test Setup, Rail Impact Procedure, Additional Requirements and Analysis of Results


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