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Environmental Test Chamber Explosion

Environmental Test Chamber Explosion

Those old computers in the test chamber used a lot of power.

The assembly department was responsible for the brains. They would solder the parts to the main PCB then wire everything up into a "Finished" unit. It was handed off to Quality Assurance (QA) for the final burn-in and test.

The QA department was located along the parking lot side of the building with two large roll-up dock type doors. The Environmental Test Chamber was the centerpiece of their building and certainly their pride and joy. Its combination of heaters, coolers, water-misters, dehumidifiers and a sealed door made it perfect for testing each and every unit under the expected range of outside conditions. Although typical build runs were between 5-10 units this one was big enough to hold 40 at once.

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