Inspection

You manufacture products, execute projects, work according to certain processes. How do you make sure they meet all relevant quality standards, requirements and legal obligations? By having them independently and impartially inspected. Inspection can help you reduce risks, control quality, verify quantity, and meet regulatory requirements, no matter the market sector or country you operate in. Kiwa is fully independent and offers a broad range of world-leading inspection services to bring you confidence.

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Root Cause Analysis - Racking systems

Kiwa PI Berlin will conduct the Root Cause Analysis of the issues detected on the racking system or supporting structure, mainly focusing on the study of and analysis of any issues that could jeopardize the safety or performance of the PV Plant.

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Post-shipment Inspection

Evaluating all aspects of the supply chain, product, manufacturing, and management processes potentially affecting module safety and performance. A comprehensive auditing protocol based on direct observation, stress-testing and expert review.

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Field inspections PV systems

Around the globe, we test PV systems according to their performance and uncover faults and give recommendations on how to remedy them. Our experts have the most modern testing equipment and analysis tools at their disposal.

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Testing, inspection and certification of concrete according to EN 206

Kiwa supports you with all services concerning testing, inspection and certification of concrete according to EN 206 and concrete products. For in-situ concrete, we inspect and certify e.g., according to national standards. Furthermore, we have all the testing facilities for in-situ testing and laboratory testing.

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Testing sport facilities in laboratory

Kiwa guarantees sustainable and safe sports facilities for many forms of sport. Kiwa conducts continuous research in our own laboratory. Before fields or facilities are tested on site, the products that are used to build sports surfaces are tested in the laboratory of Kiwa.

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Testing, inspection and certification of floor coverings

Testing, inspection and certification of floor coverings. Waterproofing membranes including liquid applied waterproofing and kits (for waterproofing against water and/or steam).

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Container loading check

Inspection of packaging integrity and loading of containers to ensure compliance with manufacturer specification before leaving the manufacturer’s factory or storage facility. Kiwa PI Berlin will assess the condition of the packaged modules, including pallets, packaging, and strapping.

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Factory Audits

Kiwa PI Berlin audits evaluate all aspects of the supply chain, product, manufacturing, and management processes potentially affecting module safety, reliability, and performance. Kiwa PI Berlin has developed a comprehensive auditing protocol based on direct observation, stress- testing and expert review of factory operations and successfully applied to over 1,000+ audits to date. Kiwa PI Berlin will conduct an on-site, independent audit of the equipment manufacturer manufacturing process and provide a comprehsive factory audit with the crictical, major, and minor audit findings.

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Due Diligence PV Systems

Through our experience and knowledge from our factory audits and our laboratory tests, we have developed systematic assessment of key aspects of PV systems for you. Use our expertise to carry out your PV project in the best possible way.

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Lab tests PV equipment

Our laboratories are ISO 17025 accredited. We offer independent testing of PV modules and competent support from our experts. With our wide range of tests on quality criteria and the quality assurance requirements, you get the best possible results.

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Testing, Inspection and Certification of Aggregates

The quality of aggregates and fillers is defined in the product standards EN 12620 (concrete), EN 13043 (asphalt), EN 13242 (unbound and hydraulically bound building materials) or EN 13383-1 (armour stone) depending on the field of application. Kiwa tests aggregates with several methods.

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CPR/Chimney Factory Production Controls

Kiwa provides FPC/Chimney inspection and certifications. CPR/Chimney Factory Production Controls as per EN 1856-1/-2, EN 13084-7, EN 14989-1/-2 & Certification with Kiwa: Comply with regulations, have a continuously audited & regulated workshop and products.

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Testing, Inspection and Certification of other CPR-Products

For construction products for which a harmonized European standard is not available (e.g. due to special features), there is the possibility of applying a voluntary CE. For the voluntary route, the first draft of a European Technical Assessment (ETA) and/or European Assessment Document (EAD) is mandatory.

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UBA – German Evaluation Criteria for Products and Materials in Contact with Drinking Water

In Germany, plastic products of all kinds as well as rubber products that come into contact with drinking water must meet the hygienic and toxicological requirements of the guidelines of the Federal Environment Agency test (UBA). This is described in the elastomer guideline as well as in the KTW guideline.

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CE-Marking of Cement, Building Lime and Other Hydraulic Binders

Kiwa supports you in obtaining the necessary certification and carries out the annual inspection of the plant as well as regular audit testing of your products in accordance with the prescribed standards.

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Inspection structural safety of buildings

Regular structural safety inspections are essential to promptly identify any damage and evaluate the structure's durability, stability, and serviceability. The responsibility for ensuring the structural safety, durability, and serviceability of buildings lies with their owners. Failure to conduct regular inspections may result in personal liability for the owner if any damage occurs.

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SCC / SCT – Safety Certificate Contractor / Safety Certificate Temporary Workers

SCC-SCP-Safety-Certificate-Contractor-Safety-Certificate-Personnel-Services

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ESG Audit

Conduct a complete Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) audit of the Customer’s company and one on-site facility. The Customer will be provided with a certificate in accordance with the Kiwa SEE Sustainability Standard.

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SATAS Certifcation, Testing and Inspection

SATAS and Kiwa cooperate to help local importers and international manufactures of building products exporting to South Africa to secure the certifications and approvals they need, as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Post-shipment module inspection - Dark room

Kiwa PI Berlin will conduct post-shipment inspections of modules prior to installation to check for potential transportation damage. Kiwa PI Berlin will randomly sample pallets from containers and perform visual inspections and electroluminescence (EL) imaging.

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Witnessing of Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) - Inverters

Kiwa PI Berlin will witness pre-shipment inspection factory acceptance test of the customers central inverters. Inspection will be carried out on a sample basis per the pre-agreed criteria. Kiwa PI Berlin may randomly sample inverters for testing using the manufacturers facilities. (Combine FATs)

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Certification, inspection and testing of reinforced steel

Kiwa tests, inspects and certifies reinforced steel, reinforcing bars, coils and meshes, lattice girders, de-coiled reinforcing coils.

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UNI testing and certification
Kiwa UNI Testing and Certification

The KIWA-UNI mark certifies the conformity of plastic and metal components in contact with water and gas to national and international standards.

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Witnessing of Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) - MV cells

Kiwa PI Berlin will perform the witnessing of MV-Cell Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) to ensure it is aligned with the design, manufacturing and acceptance requirements. We will focus on the supervision of laboratory conditions and standards compliance , laboratory capabilities, health and safety, signalling, interlocks and ensuring that the international standards are applied.

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