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Testing, Inspection and Certification

  • Radio Type Approval

Cost-effective strategies for the international type approvals of different variants of radio equipment

When considering the requirements to access the global market for radio equipment, the EU and the USA are, usually, the first to be taken into account, mainly due to the importance of their markets and to their technical requirements, being the basis of most national regulations. EU and FCC test reports/certificates are widely accepted in [...]

By |November 9th, 2020|Certification, Type Approval|
  • CE-Marking

Update: CE Marking and the regulatory landscape for doors

In the past months, two different events occurred affecting the regulatory landscape for doors and windows, with opposite outcomes. After two years of transition period, EN 16034:2014 is now fully enforced. This standard regulates the fire and smoke requirements for doors and windows. Compliance with this standard is now mandatory to achieve CE Marking, but [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Certification, Testing|
  • Child restraint systems

I-size regulations for child restraint systems: Comparative protocol study between R-44 and R-129

Although EU data show a reduction in road fatalities in recent years, children remain a vulnerable group of road users. Improving the kinematics and biomechanics considered in testing child restraint systems (CRS) can enhance the safety of child passengers in vehicles. Both anthropometry (i.e. measurements of the human body) and side impact need to be [...]

By |October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Certification|
  • Mobile USB-C ports and public chargers: an easy target for hackers

Mobile USB-C ports and public chargers: an easy target for hackers

In most companies, executives and employees undertake best-practice training on the use and security of their company’s mobile phones and computers. Typically, the guidelines will include precautions against hacking, which can cause the loss or phishing of sensitive data and seriously affect the economy and reputation of a company. Among these recommendations, users of company [...]

By |August 27th, 2019|Certification, Innovation, Telecommunications|
  • ISED certification programme

Radio equipment certification in Canada: overview of the ISED certification programme

To market products in multiple countries, manufacturers and importers must ensure their products conform to the relevant regulatory frameworks, as well as to the specific national requirements of different countries. As a guide to the requirements for marketing radio products in Canada, here we outline the basic procedures to certify radio equipment, and show how [...]

By |April 11th, 2019|Certification|
  • Global Market

Brief guide to global market access for electrical and electronic products

To be able to market their products in multiple countries, manufacturers and importers must ensure the conformity of these products with the relevant regulatory framework as well as with the national requirements of the countries in question. Over recent years, significant progress has been made towards harmonising such requirements and the mutual recognition of conformity [...]

By |February 5th, 2019|Certification, Power and Water, Testing|
  • Atex

ATEX in workplaces: Basic guide to identify explosive atmosphere hazards in your facilities and ensure compliance with mandatory regulation

All companies which handle potentially explosive or inflammable materials in their facilities must comply with the European ATEX regulation and have an Explosion Protection Document (EPD) in place. But what type of companies and activities does this concern, and how can explosive atmospheres be identified and prevented? The following guide reviews the main ATEX hazards [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Certification, Industry, Inspection, Oil & gas|
  • Getting more out of virtual testing for certification

Getting more out of virtual testing for certification

Applus+ Laboratories Absolute Accuracy methodology improves accuracy in virtual testing & speeds up certification. In more and more industrial products, virtual testing involves the use of computer simulations to substitute physical certification tests.  Thanks to improvements to the versatility and power of commercial finite element analysis software, as well as the development of more realistic [...]

By |June 27th, 2018|Certification, Testing|
  • Fire testing

Extended application of fire resistance test results: a key milestone in the CE marking of fire resisting doors

exapThe publication of the new EN 16034 harmonised standard for fire-resistant doors and windows paves the way for the CE marking of this type of product. Standard EN 16034 focuses on the fire-resisting and smoke-control characteristics of fire doors and windows in the event of a fire, but does not specify the characteristics these products [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Certification, Industry, Testing|
  • cryostat for nuclear fusion

Applus+ collaborating in the manufacture of cryostat for nuclear fusion reactor in Japan

Applus+ is working with Spanish company Asturfeito to manufacture a cryostat for the JT-60SA nuclear fusion reactor, a project being undertaken under the auspices of the international “Fusion for Energy” consortium, which includes the European Union and Japan. This international project, based in Naka, Japan, aims to deepen knowledge around the production of [...]

By |September 12th, 2017|Certification, Non-Destructive Testing, Power and Water|
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