NATA Accredited Laboratory

NATA Registration No.676

View Vipac’s NATA accredited laboratory scope on the NATA website

NATA accreditation reflects our high level of competence, credibility, independence and integrity as a test facility.

NATA accreditation is recognised as an indicator of technical competence and offers independent assurance to our clients that Vipac has been measured and approved against best international practice.

The Commonwealth Government of Australia uses NATA accredited facilities wherever possible, as it recognises this as one of Australia’s keys to assuring public health, safety and environmental quality.

Under a Mutual Recognition Arrangement, we are recognised internationally under the ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) scheme.

We are an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory with an ISO 9001 quality management system.

A cornerstone of our business is the strict confidentiality and security we maintain of all of our clients’ intellectual property.

Furthermore, Vipac is a registered Research Service Provider (RSP Code: 15701), meaning that R&D work conducted at Vipac may be eligible for R&D Tax Credits through AusIndustry.

View Vipac’s NATA accredited laboratory scope on the NATA website


NATA Accredited Testing Services

Vipac’s NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) accreditation demonstrates a high technical competence and assurance that we can deliver a consistently reliable and impartial quality of service.

NATA Registration No.676

View our NATA Accredited Testing scope on the NATA website

Our wide variety of laboratory and field tests include:

1.17 Flow measuring device
1.17.02 Sonic nozzles
1.17.03 Orifice meters
1.17.04 Gas meters
1.17.99 Other devices

1.19 Barometers
1.19.01 Aneroid barometers
1.19.99 Other barometers

1.20 Pressure and vacuum measuring devices
1.20.01 Pressure gauges
1.20.02 Vacuum gauges (bourdon tube)
1.20.11 Pressure transducers
1.20.13 Pressure recorders
1.20.21 Mercury manometers
1.20.22 Other liquid manometers

1.24 Speed measuring devices
1.24.01 Doppler radar equipment
1.24.02 Laser equipment
1.24.05 Fixed detector installation
1.24.99 Other devices

1.90 Acoustic measuring and calibration equipment
1.90.02 Sound level meters
1.90.04 Band pass filters
1.90.05 Acoustic calibrators
1.90.09 Audiometers

1.91 Vibration measuring and calibrating equipment
1.91.01 Vibration transducers
1.91.02 Vibration measuring systems
1.91.03 Vibration analysers
1.91.04 Vibration filters
1.91.99 Other vibration measuring equipment

3.25 Performance tests on electrical appliances and accessories
3.25.02 Air temperature
3.25.03 Liquid temperature
3.25.12 Temperature control
3.25.13 Pull down time
3.25.14 Ice making tests
3.25.18 Temperature limits in dryers
3.25.19 Temperature distribution
3.25.21 Moisture removal and evaporation rate
3.25.30 Electrical voltage, current, power
3.25.31 Electrical energy consumption
3.25.41 Strength and dimensions of components
3.25.43 Cabinet and chamber volumes
3.25.48 Load capacity
3.25.49 Water consumption
3.25.50 Cycle times
3.25.51 Washing or soil removal
3.25.52 Drying effectiveness
3.25.53 Whiteness retention
3.25.54 Rinse performance
3.25.55 Water extraction effectiveness
3.25.56 Water pressure range
3.25.58 Vibration

3.26 Performance tests on gas appliances and components
3.26.01 Gas consumption, turndown consumption, maintenance rate
3.26.02 Determination of CO/CO₂ ratio
3.26.03 Vitiation tests
3.26.05 Flue draft and spillage
3.26.06 Emission tests
3.26.11 Thermal efficiency, radiant efficiency
3.26.12 Temperature hazards
3.26.13 Oven baking evenness
3.26.14 Heat flux
3.26.15 Cooking oil temperature tests
3.26.16 Cabinet temperature (refrigerators)
3.26.17 Ice-making test
3.26.18 Heat resistance, durability
3.26.19 Flue gas temperatures
3.26.20 Stratification tests
3.26.21 Tests on thermostats, regulators, shut-off valves, pressure limit devices
3.26.22 Flow rate (components)
3.26.23 Voltage variation (components)
3.26.25 Temperature variation (components)
3.26.31 Wind generator tests (outdoor and room sealed appliance)
3.26.32 Rain test (outdoor appliance)
3.26.41 Static pressure tests (hoses and components)
3.26.51 Visual inspection
3.26.52 Gas leakage
3.26.53 Ignition and flame safeguard tests
3.26.54 Linting tests
3.26.55 Drying performance (laundry dryers)
3.26.56 Heating up time
3.26.57 Safety shut down
3.26.61 Mechanical strength and operating effort
3.26.62 Mechanical stability

3.29 Performance test on solar appliances and components
3.29.01 Water heaters

3.30 Performance tests on air-conditioning units and components
3.30.01 Sensible cooling effect
3.30.02 Dehumidifying effect
3.30.03 Total cooling effect
3.30.04 Sensible heating effect
3.30.05 Volumetric air flow rate
3.30.06 Electrical energy consumption
3.30.07 Thermal capacity check tests
3.30.08 Maximum operating tests
3.30.09 Freeze-up tests
3.30.10 Enclosure sweat tests
3.30.11 Condensate disposal tests
3.30.15 Energy efficiency
3.30.99 Other tests

3.72 Field measurement of sound
3.72.01 Room acoustics
3.72.02 Community noise assessments
3.72.03 Occupational noise exposure
3.72.04 Noise on board vessels
3.72.05 Noise in occupied spaces
3.72.06 Noise on building and construction sites
3.72.07 Acoustic performance of building elements

3.73 Sound power
3.73.02 Free field above a reflecting plane
3.73.03 Diffuse field
3.73.04 Semireverberant field
3.73.05 Near field

3.74 Acoustic performance
3.74.02 Motor vehicles
3.74.03 Industrial, earthmoving and agricultural vehicles
3.74.04 Railway vehicles
3.74.05 Vessels
3.74.11 Electrical machines
3.74.12 Machinery other than electrical machinery
3.74.13 Air distribution and conditioning systems
3.74.14 Components of air distribution and conditioning systems

3.76 Mechanical vibration
3.76.01 Steady state vibration
3.76.02 Transient vibration
3.76.04 Vibration surveys

3.77 Vibration performance

7.16 Fuels
7.16.01 Gaseous fuels
7.16.02 Liquid fuels
7.16.11 Octane number rating
7.16.71 Sampling

7.70 Gases and aerosols
7.70.01 Industrial gases
7.70.71 Sampling

7.75 Calibration of instruments
7.75.01 Gas analysers

13.01 Metals and metal products
13.01.51 Compression, transverse and shear tests

13.47 Plumbing and drainage fittings

13.65 Pipes, hoses, valves and fittings
13.65.11 Hydrostatic pressure tests
13.65.12 Pneumatic pressure tests
13.65.99 Other tests

13.69 Controlled environments
13.69.11 Air-conditioning and ventilation systems
13.69.99 Other air handling systems

13.75 Fans and blowers