Testing Services

Extreme Temperature

WESTEST operates two environmental chambers at its Humboldt station that can generate extreme temperatures ranging from -50º C to + 60º C for various tests.

These chambers make it possible to simulate extreme temperatures and their effects on components or vehicle/equipment structures. WESTEST can set up tests to meet the strict requirements of a wide range of testing organizations. This ability assists clients ensure the safety and durability of their vehicles/equipment or components. Following test procedures, a comprehensive report is prepared for the client outlining the types of tests done and the data acquired and analyses conducted.

Applications for the Environmental Chambers

  • Cold starting tests on diesel and gas engines
  • Product conditioning prior to testing
  • Testing of large equipment and components under extremely high or extremely low temperatures
  • Calibration of temperature sensitive equipment
  • ROPS tests - Implement/tractor electronic interface environmental tests
  • Engine cooling capacity tests
  • Cab windshield defrost tests
  • Cab heating and air-conditioning tests
  • Cold filter plugging tests
  • Rubber and plastic hose flexibility, cold tests
  • Protective clothing temperature tests
  • Aerospace component tests
  • Reduced temperature component operation
  • Calibration of temperature sensitive equipment


  • Aiding in the design process, data collected at temperature extremes can prove useful to the designer during the product development cycle. Critical design information helps minimize machine production costs as well as warranty costs.
  • Information at various levels is available – you get the detail you need at minimum cost.
  • Computerized analysis allows the set-up of laboratory testing to accurately simulate field conditions.
  • Designs based on measured values are more accurate than those based on assumptions.
  • Minimized field testing reduces costs.

(Click to learn more about performance specifications of our extreme-environment chambers.)



Contact Us:

Saskatchewan Operations

Phone: 306-682-2442 (Ext. 225)
Fax: 306-682-5080

Box 1150, 2215 8th Ave.

(Highway 5 West)
Humboldt, SK Canada
S0A 2A0

Email: humboldt@westest.ca

Toll Free: 1.800.561.8378 Phone: 204.857.4811 Fax: 204.239.7124 P.O. Box 1060, 390 River Road Portage la Prairie, MB Canada R1N 3C5