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Determine characteristics and prevent disturbance
We test, whether in a laboratory or on-site, to independently determine characteristics and thus approve requirements in terms of safety, quality, performance, reliability and compliance with rules and regulations. Testing also prevents disturbance to daily operations as possible errors and defects can be detected before they do any harm. For example, you need to be certain about the properties of a material within your installation or production facility or about the quality of a weld between pipe segments. Or about the environmental impact your product may have. Kiwa provides you with the knowledge to make the necessary recommendations for high quality installations, maintenance and asset management.
Testing, measuring and calibrating everything, all over the world
We deliver testing, measuring and calibration services in a wide range of market sectors through over 100 laboratories worldwide, which means there's always a testing facility near you. Our labs are primarily based in Europe and in major manufacturing countries in the Far East. We offer leading expert services in both non-destructive (or non-damaging) and destructive testing. Our services cover a very wide range of testing facilities, equipment, capabilities and know-how. We use advanced methods to reveal hidden defects and employ highly skilled personnel in interpreting the results. So, regardless of the object you want to have tested or its purpose, we know which testing methods suit you best, which local and/or international rules and regulations apply, and we provide you with accurate results.
Research and development
To meet your needs and face future challenges, we do a lot of research in close cooperation with you, our customers. These cooperative efforts allow us to develop new services and thus expand our testing capabilities and services for you.
The testing process
You have decided that you want your product, a component or (raw) material to be tested according to a certain regime - perhaps based on certain rules or regulations. (Not sure you want your product to be tested? Here are some reasons to help you decide.) Kiwa helps you by taking samples, performing all necessary tests and providing you with results that make sense.