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 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