Testing - articles

  • 2 min
    From gas to hydrogen: the hydrogen burner conversion, development and testing

    Currently most of the burners are fed with natural gas. But what if this equipment will not run on gas in the future, but on hydrogen? With the energy transition underway that future is closer than you probably think!

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    Bridge lab safety gaps

    With around 150,000 bridges to look after, Germany relies on rigorous inspections and testing. How Germany’s bridge inspectors keep bridges and people safe.

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    Capturing and capitalizing the power of the sun

    Next to being one of the most important sustainable energy solutions, solar energy offers great business opportunities. Kiwa helps solar manufacturers to increase the quality of products and investors decrease and mitigate risks to improve their return on investment.

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    The potential of polymers in the energy transition

    With the phasing out of oil and natural gas, the question arises as to whether there is still a future for existing natural gas networks and what alternatives could be. A promising viable solution: polymers, or in other words plastic and the piping systems made from them.

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    The growing world of wearable tech!

    How has wearable tech changed your life? Before putting a WWAN equipped watch on your wrist, it should have undergone rigorous testing and comply to applicable regulations.

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    Mechanical testing of water supply products: a growing wave

    We all expect our taps, water meters and other water supply and plumbing products that come into contact with drinking water to perform reliably and safe. A wide range of mechanical and hygiene tests exist to ensure this. The best place to submit products to mechanical testing? Kiwa’s state-of-the-art Water Lab in Rijswijk, the Netherlands.

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    Testing environmentally friendly infill in artificial turf pitches

    Every day, millions of people play on artificial turf pitches infilled with plastic or rubber granules. Despite the major advantages of these pitches, there are also drawbacks in terms of environmental impact. Kiwa has tested the use of environmentally friendly or organic filling. What challenges do these alternatives to rubber or plastic infill present?

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    Explore PVEL’s Testing at Historic PVUSA

    PVUSA is one of the first solar plants built in North America, and currently serves as the home of grid-connected, research-grade outdoor testbed operated by PV Evolutions Labs (PVEL), a member of the Kiwa Group.

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    Making the invisible visible: uncovering groundwater with data

    Almost all of the world’s liquid freshwater – about 90 percent – is hidden under the ground. However, the water supply is under pressure; we need huge volumes of water to keep people healthy and run today’s economy. Therefore it's important to remember groundwater is a limited resource.

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