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Burst Test

Burst Test

The Burst test determines package strength by pressurizing a package until it bursts. This test meets the requirements of regulatory agencies to demonstrate the strength of a package seal. Nelson Laboratories complies with ASTM F1140 "Standard Test Methods for Internal Pressurization Failure Resistance of Unrestrained Packages" and ISO 11607 “Packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices,” and we are actively involved on the ASTM committees.

Applicable Standards

  • ASTM F1140
  • ISO 11607

Test Options

Standard turn around times (TAT) are listed below. Ask an expert for a specific consultation on your product. If you are ready to submit your samples for testing, click here to fill out the Sample Submission Form.

Code Test TAT (days) Request Quote
PKG205 Preparation and conditioning fee Add
PKG215 Packaging: Burst Test, ASTM F1140 - per pouch 7 Add
PKG225 Packaging: Creep Test, each 7 Add
PKG205 - Preparation and conditioning fee
Standard TAT not available for this product
PKG215 - Packaging: Burst Test, ASTM F1140 - per pouch
TAT: 7 days
PKG225 - Packaging: Creep Test, each
TAT: 7 days

Study Outline

In the Burst test, porous packages are prepared by placing tape over the porous surface to reduce the rate at which air escapes. The set-up packages are used to experimentally determine the correct pressure, flow and time required to burst the samples. A probe is inserted into the sample package through a package port, and the machine inflates the package until it bursts. The machine records the burst pressure. The burst failure location is also recorded.

Please see our Packaging Validation matrix for more information.

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