Any designer, manufacturer, engineer who makes active use of environmental simulations within their operating environments will ultimately be achieving more returns on any investments made. Given the scale of their operating environments, it almost seems hard to believe that they can achieve this through the use of nothing more than a portable device when carrying out their respective environmental simulation tests. But in order for them to realize more bang for their buck, they should be taking advantage of professionally managed testing work which has at its heart the implementation and maintenance of risk management principles.
The environmental simulation exercise makes sure that all product inventories’ products, equipment, tools and machinery are able to last a lot longer than originally designed to do. Not only is the longevity of product inventories ensured, durability and reliability of all that is included is fixed. In the not too distant past, three to five year warranties were slapped onto new developed and manufactured products. Similar warranties had been applied to repaired work. Even so, the projected lifespan remained short. Today, however, effort is being made to reciprocate the consumer demand for lifetime guarantees.
This is a challenge for designers and manufacturers, to be sure, but it is not insurmountable. Part of the successful creation of products is the inclusion of the environmental simulation test during the development and manufacturing stages of the product. Projects can therefore be made towards affixing more accurate guarantees to manufactured and submitted products. The need to prolong the life of manufactured goods goes beyond just price controls. It has everything to do with making a successful investment in sustainable developments.
This in an era when wastage is frowned upon. And so, the environmental simulation becomes, as a result, something of a double entendre.