The services offered by our mechanical testing laboratory (accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025 and certified ISO 9001) are aimed at all companies in the manufacturing industry who wish to verify certain chemical, metallurgical and mechanical characteristics of their product.
Our Accredia-accredited tests consist of determining one or more product characteristics according to well-defined methodologies, in support of production processes or a conformity assessment activity.
The presence of the in-house mechanical workshop allows any type of test to be carried out, and is a guarantee of promptness and speed in solving any unforeseen problems.
Certificate of accreditation :
Construction, Geotechnical and Road
Our laboratories are authorised by the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport (MIT) to carry out tests on construction materials and issue the relevant certificates pursuant to law no. 1086/71 on "standards for the regulation of reinforced, normal and prestressed concrete and metal structure works". Our skills are also guaranteed by the authorisation to perform and certify tests on construction materials pursuant to Article 59 of Presidential Decree no. 380/2001 and Circular 7617/STC.
We also have a laboratory authorised to perform and certify tests on fibre-reinforced composite materials and their components pursuant to Circular 7617/STC and to perform and certify tests on soil and rock pursuant to Circular 7618/STC.
This laboratory is equipped to carry out road tests on soils and aggregates, characterisation tests on bitumen and bituminous conglomerates, and "in situ" road tests.
Chemistry and Toy
Our chemical laboratories carry out numerous tests in order to characterise the materials of the samples examined, search for hazardous or polluting substances, define the main components present in the material, and analyse the causes of corrosion and oxidation phenomena.
Our analyses follow methods that comply with Italian, European and international regulatory requirements, or comply with specific internal procedures.
One of our chemical laboratories is accredited by Accredia (link to this page), and offers tests on water, food, steel, air, cement, ash, sludge, soil, waste, feed, artificial mineral fibres, plastics, asbestos. It is also authorised by the Piedmont Region to perform analyses for self-control of food companies.
We also have a laboratory that checks the mechanical-physical, flammability, electrical, hygiene and chemical requirements of toys according to the harmonised standards.
Our expert technicians working in our environmental laboratories at Tecno Piemonte and Apave Italia CPM carry out checks on atmospheric emissions, workplace controls, phonometric and vibration surveys, radon dosimetry, asbestos (sampling and status).
One of our laboratories is qualified by the Ministry of Health for asbestos sampling and analysis.
To ensure that manufacturers ensure that their products comply with the relevant regulations, our electrical laboratory carries out tests to verify safety requirements.
Among the main electrical safety tests performed are:
- Methods of measuring contact current and current in the protective conductor
- Measurement of stand-by consumption of electrical equipment for domestic use
- Measurement of insulation resistance
- Dielectric strength
- Measurement of protective conductor resistance
- Measurement of component temperatures
- Overload and short-circuit test of components
- Discharge time of capacitors
- Electrical continuity of masses
- Protection checks against access to live parts
- Abnormal use (e.g. overfeeding, underfeeding)
- Faults on electronic circuits
- Construction, mechanical strength and clearances of circuits, insulations, components