Norms and standards

Applying a standard means promoting safety, quality of life and environmental conservation by regulating products, processes and services; improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the economic system, unifying products, performance levels, test and control methods; promoting international trade, harmonizing standards and controls of products and services; facilitating communication, unifying terminology, symbols, codes and interfaces; and safeguarding the interests of the consumer and the community." (The Rules of the Game - Ed. UNI).

A standard is a document that prescribes how correct execution must be performed with guaranteed safety and reliable performance.

The standard (product specification) is the instrument that provides the guidelines obtained from the application of one or more regulations for the purpose of guaranteeing a product’s functionality.

Centrotecnica has acquired long experience in environmental testing in every sector of industry and developed exhaustive know-how in applying all the most common national and international standards.

Centrotecnica is equipped to conduct tests to the specification of the leading standards available. We provide examples of the most common standards to be respected by componentry and packaged product supplier companies:
Amazon, ANSI, ASTM, BMW, Brembo, BSI, CEI EN, CNH, DIN, DNV, Enel, ESA, ETSI, FCA, FedEx, General Electric, General Motors, GR, IEC, ISO, ISTA, Iveco, JDQ, Land rover, Lloyd’s, Mercedes, MIL-STD, Nasa, NATO-AECTP, Peugeot, Renault, RFI, RINA, RTCA/DO, SAE, Toyota, UNI, VW, etc...

We can also perform tests using profiles our clients have developed themselves or suggested profiles that we reprocess to client specifications and instructions.Our test profiles can be taken from specific norms traceable to a standard, from profiles clients have developed ad hoc, or as developed by us on request. Centrotecnica supports its clients by conducting surveys in the field to select the most suitable test profiles to replicate in the laboratory all the types of stress to which the sample is effectively subjected.

The skills and experience of our test engineers are certified by Accredia accreditation as test laboratory:

Laboratorio prove accreditato ACCREDIA

A complete list of the tests for which we have been accredited is available for consultation on the Accredia website in the Centrotecnica reserved area:
https://services.accredia.it/accredia_labsearch.jsp?ID_LINK=1734&area=310&dipartimento=L,S&desc=Laboratori&


ISTA Certificate as test laboratory for transport tests, member ID: 10913

Certifinazione ISTA

ISTA is one of the two leading regulatory agencies for transport tests.

Many operators all over the world demand the ISTA certification of the packaging or at least its adequacy to this agency’s standards.

The tests certified by ISTA that can be performed at our laboratory include:
1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1G, 1H
2A, 2B, 2C
3A, 3B, 3E, 3F, 3K
4AB
6-AMAZON-Over Boxing
6-AMAZON-SIOC Type A, Type B, Type C, Type D, Type E, Type F, Type G, Type H
6-FedEx-A, 6-FedEx-B
6-SAMSCLUB
7D

The documentation regarding accreditation and certification can be consulted here.