Rock Island Test Facility

Qualtiy Assurance Testing & First Article Testing - Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois

First Article Test EquipmentEdgewood Chemical Biological Center — Rock Island Site (ECBC-RI) Quality Assurance (QA) First Article Test (FAT) Laboratory contains an array of precise equipment to perform a large variety of FAT and QA testing. The laboratory provides testing to life cycle support agencies and to Integrated product teams. Additionally, the ECBC-RI laboratory performs production lot acceptance tests and documents results per the customer’s needs. Performing detailed and precise FATs in support of military and commercial customers is a primary function of the laboratory. The QA and FAT Laboratory is ISO 9001-2000 certified and operates with precise procedures, work instructions, and forms. Tests conducted capture requested data that detail the testing procedures and allow the customer to identify design defects to ensure successful designs and dependable products.


Non Destructive Testing

Environmental Testing

Hazardous & Non Hazardous Package Testing

Outdoor Test Facility

Miscellaneous Test Programs


  • Perform First Article Tests on a large variety of military and commercial equipment
  • Provide accurate Production Inspections


  • Small Coordinate Measuring Machine
  • Large Coordinate Measuring Machine
  • Profilemeter
  • Optical Comparator
  • Rockwell Harness
  • Hot Chamber for Long Term Storage
  • Cold Chamber for Long Term Storage
  • X-Ray Tube and Control Module
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge
  • Ultrasonic Flaw Detector
  • Magnetic Particle Tester


  • Military, Federal, and Commercial Test Standards