Tests for SKG-IKOB approval or SKG-IKOB KOMO attestation

Tests

An approval or report issued by SKG-IKOB will convince your customers and clients of the quality of your product. So let SKG-IKOB endorse the quality of your product by carrying out one or more of following tests!

Adhesives for tiles (cementious and dispersion)

SKG-IKOB carries out tests for tensile adhesion strength, shear adhesion strength, open time, slip and deformation on cementitious and dispersion adhesives in accordance with EN 1324, EN 1346, EN 1348, EN 1308 and EN 12002. The test results can be used for CE-marking in accordance with EN 12004.

For more information, please contact Patrick Bart.

Airtightness of buildings

Airtightness measurements for house building and utilities

A building that 'leaks' will lose heat and generate high energy bills. Condensation will accumulate in the places where air is leaking. Airtightness is even more important in well-insulated buildings. SKG-IKOB can test the airtightness of wall units, either in a test chamber or on location. But we can also test an entire building (or sections of a building) using what is known as a 'blower door'. A huge ventilator reproduces the action of hard wind, while the volume of air that leaks out is measured. This huge blast of air enables us to trace the leakage points so that you can take measures to improve the energy-efficiency of your building and address any issues with damp. The measurements are carried out in line with NEN 2686, NEN-EN 13829, SKH Publication 13-01 and according to BRL 5027. In other words, you know that the airtightness measurement is being carried out correctly.

Airtightness measurements when there is a problem

Do you have a problem with draughts and a poor indoor climate? If so, we can use infra-red technology (thermal imaging) and special smoke sticks to trace all your air leaks.

How does it work?

A frame with a tarpaulin and a ventilator are fitted to the outer door. The ventilator is attached to an air pressure gauge, which also measures the air pressure in the room. The volume of air lost is calculated with a computer programme. The room is subjected to excess and negative pressure for the purposes of the measurement. This method of measuring airtightness is laid down in NEN 2686 and NEN-EN 13829. The volume flow of the measurement is expressed as m3 per hour.

The specialist

SKG-IKOB Certification has various test facilities for measuring airtightness. Our expertise knows no bounds. Our laboratory boasts various permanent test set-ups, which can be used to test entire façades for airtightness and moisture permeability. We also have two portable facilities for testing wall units on location, often at the premises of wall and window unit suppliers. SKG-IKOB Certification is currently devising a guideline with criteria for testing strips and materials designed to ensure airtightness in buildings. Our knowledge in this area is unequalled.

For more information, please contact Martin Kloppenberg.

Airtightness of sealing materials

Airtight building is a hot topic. The targets for reducing energy use are becoming ever more ambitious. With these more demanding requirements, the importance of the airtightness of constructions grows. The choice for suitable materials is important to guarantee the airtightness of a building long-term.

SKG-IKOB can test your sealingmaterials according to the relevant standards. We also issue KOMO productcertificates for sealing products for airtight building according to assessment guideline 2804-1.

For more information, please contact Guido Soontiëns.

Anchors - Wall ties and straps and lintels

Determination of tensile and compressive load capacity, flexural resistance, displacement under load and determination of load capacity according to EN 846-5, EN 846-6, EN 846-8, EN 846-9 and EN 846-10 for the product standard EN 845-1.

For more information, please contact Matthijs Daatselaar.

Bicyle locks

SKG-IKOB tests bicycle locks in accordance with ART inspection requirement MBT-04. When taking out theft insurance, most insurance companies stipulate the use of an ART 04 MBT-approved lock. The ART foundation is dedicated to preventing the theft of bikes by increasing and improving preventative measures. The following parties are represented in this foundation: ANWB, BOVAG, RAI and insurers.

For more information please contact Charles Wallert.

Burglar resistance

SKG-IKOB gets into the minds of burglars by testing your products with tools such as screwdrivers, hammers and heavy-duty grinders to see how long it takes before your product has an accessible opening. Passing these tests will make your customers feel safe using your product. What's more, you will be able to prove that your doors and windows meet the criteria for burglar resistance set out in the Building Decree. And if you want, we can convert the test results into a SKG-IKOB KOMO approval! Tests are carried out in line with NEN 5096 and EN 1627-1630.

For more information, please contact Martin Kloppenberg (metal facade elements) or Guido Soontiëns (PVC facade elements).

Break-out resistance

In certain buildings, people want to prevent other people from leaving their room, cell or the premises. SKG-IKOB is able to test the break-out resistance of buildings of this kind. Think of it as the opposite of burglar resistance, in the interests of society. Tests are conducted in line with the SKG-IKOB-DJI testing protocol (Dutch language only).

For more information, please contact Martin Kloppenberg.

Bullet resistance

It is increasingly common for manufacturers of windows, doors and (roller) shutters to look for a structure that is both burglar resistant and bulletproof. That's not easy. An anti-burglary construction is not by definition equivalent to a bulletproof construction. The requirements for the construction and the way of protection are different. Bullet resistance tests are usually performed on the basis of EN 1523, where the result obtained is classified according to EN 1522.

SKG-IKOB and TNO work together to support you as a manufacturer before you perform a test. Is the chosen solution for burglar resistance also expected to be correct for bullet resistance?

For more information, please contact Harm van Dartel.

Cement

Determination of compression strength, setting times, chloride and sulphate content, insoluble constituents, loss on ignition, soundness and fineness in accordance with EN 196-1, -2, -3 and -6 for various cement types (product standards including EN 197-1, EN 413-1, EN 14216 and EN 15743). We contract out the determination of other properties to recognised laboratories.

For more information, please contact Ton van Beek

Chloride in concrete

Performed with a method derived from CUR recommendation 72 method Volhard (construction service RWS BSW 96-01) and NEN-EN 14629: 2007 This method determines the total chloride content, whereby the result can be expressed as% Cl relative to the cement fraction in the concrete. Samples are preferably taken from the concrete at three depths (deepest min. 60 mm). At least 20 grams per point is ground into powder. 10 grams of the powder is digested with nitric acid. This sample is filtered and the mass of the filtrate is determined. The cement content can be approximated from the mass dissolved during boiling.

With the aid of known concentrations of chloride, the concentration of chloride in the samples is determined by means of ion exchange chromatography and conductivity detection. A higher concentration of anions ensures a higher conductivity and peak area than a lower concentration of anions.

By absorbing sodium and potassium, the supressor ensures a lower conductivity of the mobile phase and a higher conductivity of the analytes. This lowers the detection limit.

For more information, contact Erik Kampman.




Tests under climatological conditions

SKG-IKOB carries out tests under the influence of heat, cold and air humidity in line with various parts of IEC 60068. Testing under environmental conditions, such as vibration and electromagnetic compatibility can also be supervised by SKG-IKOB.

Concrete and concrete mortar

Determination of compressive strength (concrete cube), content of chlorides, volumic mass and water absorption according to EN 12504-1, CUR recommendation 72, EN 12390-2, EN 12390-3 and EN 12390-7. Determination of the other properties are outsourced by us to accredited laboratories.

For more information, contact Jos van Schijndel.



Concrete repair - Inspections into the quality of concrete repair on site

For the benefit of an insured warranty, SKG-IKOB can carry out project inspections on the quality of concrete repair on request. The quality requirements in accordance with BRL 3201 are used as an assessment framework. All four phases of the repair can be attended and assessed and a report is subsequently issued. For an insured warranty, these inspections must be requested in advance and reported to the insurer so that an assessment can be carried out from the phase of remediation.

The following steps should be taken for such a process:

  • Step 1: Statement of the work and implementation period at SKG-IKOB.
  • Step 2: The design must be tested by SKG-IKOB. This design is the basis for the work plan and should be present at the concrete repair company. The client's requirements can also be incorporated in this.
  • Step 3: The supplier of the repair material must have the correct and valid CE documents. This applies to the individual components as well as to the applicability of the components as a system. The repair company also supplies this data to SKG-IKOB.
  • Step 4: An initial on-site inspection is then carried out in the phase that the remediation has been signed off and repair, injection or possible coating has started. All registrations and photos are also assessed during this inspection. The employee's professional competence must also be transparent according to BRL 3201 (The company certified on BRL 3201 can use this inspection as a regular inspection in the context of maintaining its KOMO process certificate on BRL 3201).
  • Step 5: Finally, a second inspection is carried out, in which the end result can be assessed on at least part of the work. Depending on the scope of the work, intermediate inspections may also be required.
  • Step 6: SKG-IKOB draws up a total report that the repair company must forward to the insurer (as indicated by the insurer in the insurance policy).

Inspection on request

Guidance can also be provided at the request of a client according to the above method. It can be justified that the repair was carried out in accordance with CUR Recommendation 118/119.

For more information, contact Erik Kampman.

Concrete blocks

Do you want your product to undergo these tests? If so, please contact Ton van Beek.

Durability of facade elements

Resistance to repeated opening and closing of the complete facade element, including all window and door hardware and its fixing points. Testing in accordance with EN 1191 or EN 12605.

For more information, please contact Martin Kloppenberg (metal facade elements) or Guido Soontiëns (pvc facade elements).

Durability of hinges and locks

The durability of hinges and locks is tested by taking them through a prescribed number of test cycles. Once we have tested your product in our testing laboratory and assuming it meets the requirements, it will be assigned a category that you can show on your product. The tests carried out include EN 1191, EN 1303, EN 1906, EN 1935, EN 12209, EN 179, EN 1125, EN 1154, EN 1155 and EN 1158.

For more information, please contact Charles Wallert.

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

More and more hinges and locks are becoming electromechanical. This also means that the electronics must be resistant to manipulation, overload and functionality. Through ESD testing, the susceptibility to interference is measured and an assessment is made as to whether the product still remains closed in the event of improper operation.

For more information, contact Charles Wallert.

Explosion resistance

It is increasingly common for manufacturers of windows, doors and (roller) shutters to look for a structure that is both burglar resistant and explosion resistant. That's not easy. An anti-burglary construction is not by definition equivalent to an explosion resistant construction. The requirements for the construction and the way of protection are different. Explosion resistance tests are usually performed on the basis of EN 13124-1 and EN 13124-2, where the result obtained is classified according to EN 13123-1 and EN 13123-2.

SKG-IKOB and TNO work together to support you as a manufacturer before you perform a test. Is the chosen solution for burglar resistance also expected to be correct for explosion resistance?

For more information, please contact Harm van Dartel.

Facade insulation systems

Exterior facade insulation systems are cladded with an increasing number of different materials. Satisfactory attachment of this finishing layer is extremely important. We can carry out hygrothermal, freeze-thaw, mechanical impact and adhesive strength tests on your system in accordance with ETAG004.

For more information, please contact Erik Kampman.

Fastenings

Determination of compression and tensile strength and displacement under load in accordance with EN 846-5 and 846-6 for the benefit of product standard EN 845-1.

For more information, please contact Patrick Bart.

Glass testing

Glass is becoming an increasingly popular material for floors and walls. Safety is obviously paramount. A lot of market parties ask SKG-IKOB to test glass for burglar resistance, as well potential smash and injury hazards. Tests carried out include EN 356 and EN 12600.

For more information, please contact Martin Kloppenberg.

Granular aggregates

We can determine the particle size distribution of various aggregates such as sand and gravel in accordance with EN 933-1.

For more information, please contact Jos van Schijndel.

Hinges and locks - various tests

As well as testing operating force and durability, SKG-IKOB can also assess the other properties of your hinges and locks against various European product standards for hinges and locks.

In addition, SKG-IKOB can also issue CE Certificates of constancy of performance or SKG-IKOB Certificates of conformity. The tests carried out include EN 1303, EN 1906, EN 1935, EN 12209, EN 179, EN 1125, EN 1154, EN 1155, EN 1158 and EN 12320.

Electronic hinges and locks are tested according to EN 14846, EN 13637 and EN 15684.

For more information, please contact Charles Wallert.

Impact resistance

How much impact can your product withstand? SKG-IKOB uses its heavy artillery to test for penetration and impact resistance. This shows whether products such as curtain walls, balconies, glass, crash bars and skylights meet the specifications of the Building Decree. Tests are carried out in line with EN 1991-1-1. In addition, we carry out tests according to the European standards EN 13049, EN 14019 and EN 1873.

For more information, please contact Martin Kloppenberg.

Insulation materials

SKG-IKOB carries out various tests on insulation materials such as PUR/PIR, EPS and mineral wool. Testing of heat resistance, dimensional stability, compression strength, water absorption, water vapour permeability in accordance with EN 12667, EN 1604, EN 823, EN 826, EN  12087, EN 1609, EN 12086 and others. Suitable for CE-marking in accordance with product standards EN 14315-1, EN 14318-1, EN 13163 and EN 14064-1.

For more information, please contact Erik Kampman.

 

 

Joisthangers

Producers of these products must determine the performance of the load-bearing capacity and the deformation under load with tests carried out by a designated body (Notified Body). These tests are therefore an essential part for the preparation of the performance declaration for the legally required CE marking. SKG-IKOB now performs these tests as a designated body.

A joist hanger is a support structure with which a wooden beam, such as a joist or purlin beam, can be mounted on or to brickwork.

Our accreditation relates to tests for products that fall within the scope of the product standard NEN-EN 845-1 + A1, Specification for ancillary components for masonry - Part 1: Wall ties, tension straps, hangers and brackets.

The tests for determining the load-bearing capacity and deformation of joist hangers under load are, as prescribed by this product standard, carried out on the basis of the test standard NEN-EN 846-8 + A1 Methods of test for ancillary components for masonry - Part 8: Determination of load capacity and load-deflection characteristics of joist hangers.

SKG-IKOB is also accredited to perform tests on the following other masonry by-products: wall ties, consoles (support products) and lintels.

For more information, contact Matthijs Daatselaar.

Mechanical anti-theft systems

SKG-IKOB tests mechanical anti-theft systems in accordance with testing requirement MP03 of the VbV (Verzekeringsbureau Voertuigcriminaliteit - insurance for vehicle crime). This includes caravan and trailer locks, wheel clamps, gear locks, as well as outboard engines and (sea) container locks.

For more information please contact Charles Wallert.

Mortar for masonry

Determination of various properties such as consistency, tensile strength, bulk density, air content, flexural and compressive strength according to EN 1015-3, EN 1015-6, EN 1015-7, EN 1015-10, EN 1015-11.

For more information contact Patrick Bart.

Mortar bricks, sand-lime bricks and cellular concrete

Determination of various properties, such as moisture content, dimensions, compressive strength, density, freeze-thaw resistance and water absorption according to EN 771-2, EN 772-1, EN 772-9, EN 772-10, EN 772-13, EN 772-14, EN 772-16 and EN 772-18.

 

For more information contact Patrick Bart.

Interested in the compressive strength test? Watch a short videoclip from our laboratory here.

 

 

Operating forces for hinges and locks

Measuring the operating force of hinges and locks for external wall units is increasingly important now that the requirements for draught exclusion and operability have become more stringent. Once we have tested your product in our testing laboratory and assuming it meets the requirements, it will be assigned a category that you can show on your product. The tests carried out correspond with EN 12046-1, EN 12046-2 and the product standards for hinges and locks.

For more information, please contact Charles Wallert.

Operation and safety garage doors and fencing

Tests carried out by SKG-IKOB according to EN 13241 include wind resistance, resistance to uncontrolled movement and pinch/trap hazard. The safety of these products should always be the main priority. Tests include EN 12605 testing.

For more information, please contact Charles Wallert.

Testing PVC profiles

SKG-IKOB tests PVC profiles, the strength of mechanical connectors and the quality of the coating. This includes adhesion according to EN 477, scratch resistance according to ISO 2409, colour fastness according to EN 12608 and EN 513 and thermal testing.

For more information, please contact Guido Soontiëns.

Racking & Torsion for windows and doors

SKG-IKOB can test your doors and windows for distortion under vertical loading ('racking') and torsional loading ('torsion'). These tests can be combined with testing the operating force. Doors are tested in line with EN 947, EN 948 and EN 12046-2 and classified according to EN 1192 and EN 12217. Windows are tested in line with EN 14608, EN 14609 and EN 12046-1 and classified according to EN 13115.

For more information, please contact Martin Kloppenberg (metal facade elements), Guido Soontiëns (PVC facade elements).

Rooflights and skylights


SKG-IKOB can carry out various tests with regard to air- and watertightness, burglar resistance, impact resistance, etc. The results may be used to acquire a KOMO approval. SKG-IKOB can also conduct these tests as initiële type testing as part of the CE-marking procedure for EN 1873 or EN 14963.

Would you like to submit your product to one or more of these tests? Please contact  Martin Kloppenberg.


Sewer (drill) core research

According to a determined protocol, the following tests are performed on the supplied drill cores.

  • Density (hardened) according to EN 12390-7
  • Water absorption according to EN 12390-7
  • Carbonation depth according to EN 14630
  • Tensile splitting strength according to EN 12390-6

In addition, the derived compressive strength is calculated in accordance with CUR report 52. The results of these tests provide an insight into the remaining lifespan of the sewer and are widely used by sewer maintenance companies.

For more information, contact Erik Kampman.

Shear & tensile strength testing

Adhesives are increasingly replacing mechanical means of joining materials. But you need to know that they're securely attached. Let SKG-IKOB conduct a shear and tensile strength test on your product so that you can be absolutely certain. SKG-IKOB can also conduct numerous other strength tests on angle joints on window and door frames, for example, or hinges and locks and screwed connections. For more information, please contact Martin Kloppenberg (metal facade elements), Guido Soontiëns (PVC facade elements) or Charles Wallert (hinges- and locks).


Smoke resistance testing

At present, NEN 6075 allows the smoke resistance of doors to be derived from the level of fire resistance. Starting end 2016, manufacturers of smoke resistant doors can base their declaration on a smoke resistance test according to EN 1634-3. The necessity to conduct a test according to EN 1634-3 will in time be included in the Dutch Building Regulations (Bouwbesluit). It is sensible to prepare your company on time and to have your products tested according to this standard. 

We offer this test in our laboratory. Furthermore, due to the mobility of our test rig, we can also perform the test at your manufacturing location.

For more information, please contact Martin Kloppenberg.


Photo: Hoefnagels Branddeuren BV

Sun blind testing

You can also ask SKG-IKOB to act as an expert, independent party to test your sun blinds. One of the tests involves testing the strength of the sun blinds. We do this in line with the EN 1932 standard. Can your product withstand the test? If so, you will be issued with a valuable declaration that can be converted into a HR-Ready declaration. Confirmation of quality, for you and your customers.

For more information, please contact Marcel Peters.

Surface treatment of metals

Our salt-spray installation soon shows whether your metal product can withstand a range of conditions (including weather). SKG-IKOB also tests metals for the thickness of the covering, and scratch and tape resistance. You can show your customers that your product meets the relevant standards. Tests include EN 1670, ISO 9227, ISO 2815, ISO 2409, ISO 3231, ISO 2360, ISO 2931 and ASTM-D 3359.

For more information, please contact Martin Kloppenberg (metal facade elements) or Charles Wallert (hinges- and locks).

Wind and water resistance, strength and rigidity

Can your product withstand the pressure and water load in our test chamber? If so, your customers can be confident that your product meets all the latest standards and guidelines. Particularly if you let us carry out this test to obtain a SKG-IKOB KOMO approval. SKG-IKOB can also conduct the test as initial type testing (ITT testing) as part of the CE marking procedure. Tests on products such as windows, doors, curtain walling and sky lights are performed according to e.g. NEN 3660, EN 1026, EN 1027, EN 1873, EN 12153, EN 12155, EN 12211 and EN 12179.

For more information, please contact Martin Kloppenberg (metal facade elements) or Guido Soontiëns (PVC facade elements).

Is your test not listed?

SKG-IKOB is able to develop new test methods. Please contact us to discuss the options.


If you want to have your product tested using one or more of our tests, please contact us on +31 (0)88 2440100 or via our contactform.

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