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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    Case Study: The role of cables in Particle Physics at CERN

    The BASEC Group, a part of Kiwa, is an independent accredited certification body for the electrical cable industry worldwide. BASEC is delivering specialist cable testing to CERN to help them meet their stringent requirements for safety and performance in their unique particle physics infrastructure.

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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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    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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    Streamlining Testing, Inspection, and Certification with Kiwa Lab Capabilities

    Businesses globally are increasingly pressured to meet rigorous quality and regulatory standards. At Kiwa, we recognize these challenges are plentiful. That’s why we have worked on developing a brand new tool to help equip our customers with easy access to our strong network of over 80 labs worldwide, with more than 3000 lab capabilities tailored to diverse sectors.

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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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    How PVEL’s ‘PV Module Reliability Scorecard’ is powering the energy transition

    Kiwa Group member PVEL, short for PV Evolution Labs, has made it its mission ‘to support the worldwide PV buyer community by generating data that accelerates adoption of solar technology’. The recently published 2023 PV Module Reliability Scorecard is one more example of how PVEL is delivering on that mission.

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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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