NEBS: Dealing with Equipment Reliability, Natural Disasters and Terrorism



A snake became lodged in equipment resulting in damage and a loss of service









Thermal damage of a circuit card




Verizon CO at 140 West st. damaged in the terror attacks on 9/11




Water damage caused by flooding


Various GR-63 Tests






Illumination Testing -


equipments readability and glare.

Operational Temperature and Humidity - Assess equipments ability to function during short term changes in temperature and humidity





Needle Flame Test - Component by component analysis to verify ability of each component to self-extinguish





Unpackaged Drop Test

Package Drop Test





Transport Vibration
Altitude Testing



Fire Spread Test


Various GR-1089 Tests






Electro Static Discharge














Lightning Test













Emmisions Testing