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Electrial Engineering
The electrical testing laboratories have competent personnel and state-of-the-art equipment to perform a wide variety of tests on electrical products and materials using standard and validated test methods in line with BOS ISO/IEC 17025 requirements
Our laboratories offer the following services;
 
Safety Testing
  1. Household Appliances
  2. Connection Units
  3. Ingress Protection
  • Protection Against Water Ingress
  • Protection Against Solid Ingress
Other In-house Test Methods
  1. Glow-wire Test
  2. Tracking Test
  3. Ball Pressure Test
Evaluation of Foreign Reports
 

 

Safety Testing

 

1) Household Appliances

 
We offer a wide range of testing services for household electrical products in the field of Electrical Safety. The importance of testing on Electrical Safety is obvious: users of electric and electronic devices have to be protected from harm while operating such devices/appliances. These tests are done in accordance with the requirements of BOS IEC 60335-1 either in-house or through sub-contracting to competent testing laboratories. Examples of household appliances are electric irons, kettles, storage water heaters (Geysers).
 

2) Connection Units

 
We test 13A Plug tops, Adaptors, 13A Socket-outlets and Fused Connection Units using state of the art test equipment and gauges in accordance with the requirements of BOS 41 series of standards.

 
3) Ingress Protection

IP testing confirms a product’s level of protection against access to dangerous parts, ingress of solid foreign objects and ingress of water. In our testing laboratory we simulate the conditions to which various products are exposed. We check the degree of protection provided by enclosures according to the IEC 60529 standard with protection levels IPXY, whereby X may range from 0 to 6, and Y from 0 to 8.
Individual exposures may also be carried out according to the special wishes of the manufacturer/client.

 

a)Protection Against Water Ingress

Some of the apparatus used to determine the degree of protection against ingress of water

 
b)Protection Against Solid Ingress

Dust Chamber and probes above are some of the equipment used to determine the degree of protection against ingress of solids/dust.
 

 

Other In-House Test Methods
 
1) Glow-wire Test

GLOW WIRE TEST examines an insulating material’s resistance to fire by simulating thermal stresses which may be produced by heat/ignition sources, e.g. the glowing elements of overloaded resistors.
 
2) Tracking Test
 
TRACKING TEST determines the degree of protection against formation of current conducting paths in solid insulating materials, due to the electric stress and electrolytic contamination of the surface. 
 
3) Ball Pressure Test
 
BALL PRESSURE TEST is intended for testing parts of non-metallic materials for resistance to heat. It is applicable to electro-technical equipment, its subassemblies and components, and to solid electrical insulating materials except ceramics.
 
 
Evaluation of Foreign Reports

We are able to evaluate test reports from other test laboratories.

 


 
Last Modified on 12/11/2012 2:06 PM