Whether looking to expand your lab to include an environmental test chamber or environmental testing lab, or whether you simply want to test your products more thoroughly during development, making such a decision requires some thought. You may not know exactly what product may suit your test situation, it may make sense to get some help with your acquisition plan for your environmental testing business or product testing lab.
Several things you need to consider before you place investment capital in an environmental chamber are:
- The size of the environmental test chamber
- The type of environments you need to expose your testing items
- Whether to lease, rent or buy new or used environmental test chamber
Ask a consultant or supplier to help you develop a plan for your environmental test chamber needsMany factors determine which environmental test chamber is right for your situation. It might be a good idea to consult a laboratory stability chamber manufacturer directory to get an idea of the range of products available. Then ask a consultant, or one of the suppliers you find, to help you select the right product or products that are right for your situation.
Get several price quotes for environmental chambersOne you develop a plan, get several quotes from suppliers that specialize in the type of environment chamber your business requires. Whether it's one of the used environmental walk in chambers for storing original antique documents and photographs or a small new temperature controlled chamber for your environmental testing business, you want to get the best price and service.
Consider new and used environmental test equipment acquisition optionsOnce you have decided on a model and supplier, ask your sales associate about leasing and renting options as well as the cost effectiveness of buying used test chambers over new. Many suppliers have buy back programs and pay cash or offer credit for the equipment your company has grown out of.
- Smaller chambers, while economical, may cause a problem if your company grows out of them. You may opt for a larger environmental chamber, or rent the smaller chamber, especially if you expect your company's product line or testing facilities to grow out of a small chamber in less than five to seven years.