Accelerated aging factor: To be specified. This process is carried out according to guidelines given in ASTM F1980 - Standard Guide for Accelerated Ageing of Sterile Medical Device Packages. This process is automatic. Unrealistic or extreme temperature and Conditions may be of interest in overall sterile barrier system performance. The service requires full JavaScript support in order to view this website. This is logarithmic or accelerated aging. You will be redirected once the validation is complete. Please enable cookies on your browser and try again. If the use stress is a constant value, this is easy to calculate. In accelerated life tests, when a component has been tested for a number of hours under the stressed condition, we want to know the equivalent operation time at the use stress condition. As a result, the aging factor must be known for the expected life of the product, and this must be compared to the calculated accelerated-aging factor (Table 1). Accelerated Stress Testing can be simply defined as: applying high levels of stress for a short period of time to a device under test assuming it will exhibit the same Life - birth to death (Cradle to Grave!) www.evaluationengineering.com is using a security service for protection against online attacks. – the period from birth to death – the period of duration, usefulness, or popularity of something