Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Physical Environmental Testing & Evaluation

We help clients ensure functionality, structural integrity, and environmental compatibility of systems and components under adverse storage, transportation, and operating environments. We provide technical evaluations and assistance, test design and tailoring, and standardized testing to a variety of government and industry standards.

Services and Capabilities

  • Product assurance testing
  • MIL-STD testing services
  • Vibration, shock, and earthquake testing
  • Seismic testing for OSHPD approval
  • Acoustic testing and analysis
  • System reliability engineering
  • Weathering and accelerated aging
  • Qualification testing and evaluation
  • Helmet testing
  • Nuclear component qualification testing
  • Aircraft component testing
  • Hazardous material testing

Reliability Engineering Services

To identify and correct problems with reliability, maintainability, and safety at the component levels, SwRI applies analytical methods, machine design, and machinery and systems operational experience. Services for government and commercial clients include:

  • System and component reliability assessments
  • Failure modes, effects, and criticality assessments (FMECA) (MIL-STD-1629A, API-14, industry standards)
  • Reliability block diagram assessments
  • Fault tree assessments (FTA)
  • Event tree assessments (ETA)
  • System safety assessments (MIL-STD-882D)
  • Hazards analysis (HA)
  • Reliability growth modeling
  • Forensic failure analysis of machinery, hydraulic, and fluid systems including root cause analysis
  • Specialized testing (laboratory and field)