Laboratory and Testing Services

    Vipac is accredited by NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) for a wide variety of laboratory and field tests including:

    Testing Services

    • Energy Labelling of Whitegoods, Refrigerators/Freezers and Air Conditioners
    • Gas Appliance Testing
    • Appliance Plumbing Type Testing Certification
    • Research & Development Services
    • Appliance Compliance Application Submissions
    • Water Conservation Rating Certification
    • Thermal and Air Performance Testing of Evaporative Air Conditioners
    • Sound Power Determination for VAV boxes (radiated/discharge), Fans and Evaporative Air Conditioners, Gas Space Heaters and Air Conditioners
    • Electrical Safety Testing
    • Fan Curve Testing (up to 500kW)
    • Air Diffusion Testing ( flow, pressure drop and throw) for Grilles and Diffusers
    • Air-Flow Visualisation and thermal comfort studies
    • Insertion Loss – Static and Dynamic Tests for Flexible Ducts
    • Erosion Testing and Acoustic Performance of Fibrous Insulation
    • Water Penetration Testing (O/A Louvers)

    Testing Facilities

    • Electrical Appliance Certification Laboratory (Whitegoods Energy Labelling, etc)
    • Gas appliance – product certification laboratory
    • Balanced Ambient Calorimeter (Air Conditioner Energy Labelling & MEPS)
    • Refrigerator Testing Chambers (Energy Labelling & MEPS)
    • Solar Simulator for Solar HWS and Product exposure studies
    • Large Environmental Chamber (-10 C – +75 C) for commercial refrigeration & large capacity air conditioning units
    • Air Distribution Laboratory for human comfort studies
    • Electrodynamic and Hydraulic Vibration Shaker for product packaging evaluation
    • Acoustic Reverberation Chambers
    • Solar Simulator for Solar HWS and Product exposure studies (DUPLICATION)
    • Environmental Chamber (-40 C – +150°C, triple cascade unit)
    • High Temperature Chamber (up to 350°C)
    • Anechoic Chamber
    • Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel

    Tests include:

    • Detergent optimisation
    • Examination of accelerated wear
    • Longer term performance and durability assessment
    • Motor ageing
    • Glow-wire
    • Burning
    • Needle-flame
    • Proof tracking
    • Insulation resistance
    • High voltage
    • Moisture resistance
    • Leakage current and electrical strength
    • Overload protection of transformers and associated circuits
    • Mechanical strength
    • Resistance to heat
    • Fire and tracking

    Plumbing and Drainage Fittings

    • Abrasion Resistance
    • Chemical and Stain Resistance
    • Dimensional Checks
    • Pressure Tests
    • Spreadability
    • Strength
    • Torque Tests
    • Thermal Endurance
    • UV Degradation
    • Water Absorption
    • Water Tightness
    • Flow

    Calibration

    • Calibration of both industrial and test standard and differential pressure gauges in the range 100kPa to 14MPa to AS 1349
    • Calibration and repair of Gas Detectors
    • Calibration services for gas meters and flow standards; calibration and adjustment of flow, pressure and temperature devices

    Acoustic and Vibration Measurement

    • Sound Absorption in the range 100Hz to 5kHz, Determination of Sound Power levels of noise sources by a survey method
    • Determination of Sound Power levels of noise sources (broad-band) in reverberation rooms over the frequency range 50Hz to 10kHz in octave and one third octave bands,
    • Near Field Measurements,
    • Measurements of Steady State Vibration