In the field of materials and devices testing, CIEMS is basically oriented toward measuring
electrical, magnetic, thermal and optical properties of solid and liquid metallic, semiconducting and insulating materials,
and testing electronic instruments and various elements of the electronic and electrical equipment.
Having originated in the area of the "Electronics Belt" of Boston, CIEMS moved in 1981
to California, and very soon after the beginning of its operations in the Golden State, a wide range of businesses, industries,
professional and government agencies all over the USA - from Washington to Florida and from Maine to Arizona - were attracted
by the high efficiency, reliability and accuracy of the testing methods and equipment used by CIEMS in combination with very
reasonable charges for its services.
A relatively narrow specialization of testing - only electrical, thermal and optical methods
- permits the scientists and engineers of CIEMS to concentrate on excellence of performance, on improvement of measurement
accuracy, and on the reliability of test results. Normally, we use testing methods and calibrated apparatuses in accordance
with the guidelines of the American Society for Testing and Materials, American National Standard Institute, American Society
for Quality Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, National Electrical Testing Association, and National Institute
of Standards and Technology (National Bureau of Standards). In cases where there is not a standard procedure, we design and
implement special testing methods to meet the needs of our clients.
The CIEMS' staff of engineers, scientists, and technicians possess top credentials and
long years of hands-on experience. They have knowledge and resources to test virtually any material, instrument, or device
that is used in industry. Our key specialists are active members of the leading standard-making societies. The CIEMS test
reports routinely provide not only exhaustive information regarding the test results and detailed description of the test
equipment and methods used, but also data that enable clients to improve their products.
The tests offered by CIEMS include, but are not limited to:
A. Electrical and Magnetic Measurements
Voltage Impulse Test of Parts
Surface and Volume Resistivity in the range from 10E-5 to 10E15 Ohm cm
Electrical Contact Test with Thermal Cycling
Insulation Resistance Test up to 10E15 Ohm
Electric Breakdown and Dielectric Strength
Dielectric Constant and Loss Factor Test from 60 Hz to 30 GHz
Dielectric Domes (Radomes) and Microwave Antennas Testing
Shielding Effectiveness (Surface Transfer Impedance) Characteristics
Impedance, Capacitance, Inductance, Velocity of Propagation, and Other Cable Parameters
Electrostatic Dissipative Properties Test of Materials and Static-Dissipative Fixtures,
including Conductive Resilient Flooring
Post-Accident Investigation of Damaged Parts, Presentation of Failure Analysis, and
Recommendations of Corrective Measures
Hall Effect and Magnetoresistance
Magnetic Susceptibility and Curie Point
Thermoelectromotive Force Test
B. Thermal Measurements
Heat Capacity and Specific Heat
Linear and Volume Thermal Expansion
Heat Distortion Testing
Differential Thermal Analysis
C. Optical Measurements
CIEMS provides electrical safety testing that includes:
A substantial function of the testing divisions is:
Calibration of Electric and Electronic Equipment and Devices to Manufacturer Specifications.
Periodic Accuracy Test of Electrical Instruments.
Calibration of Thermocouples, Resistance Thermometers and Radiation Detectors.
Calibration of Dilatometers, Calorimeters, and Thermostats.