Professional Testing also performs unique test programs for devices that are outside the norm of regulatory or product testing. Some of these devices are tailored around the transportation of products and goods as well as products utilized on highways around the world. Here are a few examples of what Professional Testing can offer in these areas:
Making sure your product gets delivered to your customer unharmed is a concern to all manufacturers who ship their products. The International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) is an organization who focuses on specific concerns of transport packaging. The ISTA test protocols take into account: Handling Drop and Impact, Transportation Vibration, Stacking Load and Atmospheric Conditions. The ISTA Procedures and Projects that Professional Testing can apply are covered in seven series.
- 1 Series: Non-simulation integrity performance tests: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1G & 1H.
- 2 Series: Partial Simulation Performance Tests: 2A, 2B & 2C.
- 3 Series: General Simulation Performance Tests: 3A, 3B, 3E, 3F, 3H & 3K.
- 4 Series: Enhanced Simulation Performance Tests: 4AB.
- 5 Series: Focus Simulation Guides: Not currently active.
- 6 Series: Member Performance Tests: 6-FEDEX-A, 6-FEDEX-B & 6-SAMSCLUB.
- 7 Series: Development Tests: 7D & 7E.
National Highway Traffic Safety
A breath alcohol ignition interlock device (also refer to as a BAIID, BIID, IID, alcohol interlock device or Adult Safety Interlock) is a mechanism similar to a breathalyzer installed in a vehicle’s dashboard to prohibit drunk driving.
Professional Testing can help breath alcohol ignition interlock device manufacturers meets standards for their products to comply with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requirements as published in Federal Register/Vol.78 No. 89 dated Wednesday, May 8, 2013; Notices NHTSA Docket No. 2013-0058, and National Research Council Canada Technical Standard for Alcohol Interlocks in Canada, Cenelec EN 50436-1 and -2. No other testing laboratory can perform the whole suite of required testing and evaluate product performance at a single testing location.
Regulations in the last decade have made great strides in testing criteria for battery cells and battery system to improve safety and reliability: Both in operation and non-operational transportation. As an example: nearly all Lithium batteries are required to pass section 38.3 of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous goods regulation. Generally, the battery cells or systems are exposed to vibration, thermal / humidity cycles, altitude testing, impact, and either before/after or simultaneously during the environmental stresses they undergo charge / discharge cycles.
PTI has capabilities to handle most preliminary battery testing requirements for small and medium-sized (typically < 5lb total weight) battery cells. We can do this at a cost-effective rate and prepare you for full compliance testing.