Ensto Laboratory – testing service


Ensto Laboratory offers impartial product testing. Offered tests can be performed according to international standards or according to customer’s own specification – always depending on customer need.

Our laboratory is an ILAC-accredited testing laboratory #T284, and it has had accreditation since 2014 by the Finnish Accreditation Service, FINAS. The Quality Management System (QMS)  is built to meet the requirements of EN ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 9001.

The laboratory is approved by product certifying bodies SGS Fimko and IEN to perform type tests for agreed range of products and certifying bodies are able to issue product certificates based on these tests.

Wide variety of tests – accredited tests


The Ensto Laboratory has excellent and modern premises to perform type tests for low and medium-voltage overhead line and underground cable network products. Other accredited tests we offer:

  • Tensile tests up to 170 kN to test mechanical reliability
  • Climate and Corrosion tests to test and simulate resistance against variating climate conditions
  • Testing of cable accessories and cables
  • Ageing tests for connectors and lugs

 

Test standards in our accredited scope are:


EN 50483-1   Low voltage overhead line accessories
EN 50483-2   Low voltage overhead line accessories
EN 50483-3   Low voltage overhead line accessories
EN 50483-4   Low voltage overhead line accessories
EN 50483-5   Low voltage overhead line accessories
EN 50483-6   Low voltage overhead line accessories
NF C33-020   Low voltage overhead line accessories
NF C33-040   Low voltage overhead line accessories
NF C33-041   Low voltage overhead line accessories
IEC 61284   Medium voltage overhead line accessories
EN 50397-2   Medium voltage covered conductor overhead line accessories
IEC 61238-1-1   Low voltage underground connectors and lugs
IEC 61238-1-2   Low voltage underground connectors and lugs
IEC 61238-1-3   Medium voltage underground connectors and lugs
EN 50393   Low voltage underground accessories
IEC 60068-2-5, method Sa 2 Climate test
   
More details, see FINAS page

 

ASTM G85-11, A5   Corrosion test
IEC 60230   Impulse tests on cables and accessories
IEC 60270   Partial discharge measurements
IEC 60885-3   Partial discharge measurements
IEC 61442   Test methods for Power cable accessories
IEC 60502-2   Medium voltage Power cables and accessories
IEC 60502-4   Test methods for Medium voltage power cables and accessories
IEC 60840   HV Power cables and accessories
HD 605   Test methods for Electric cables
HD 620   MV Power cables and accessories
HD 629.1   Test requirements for MV cable accessories
HD 629.2   Test requirements for MV paper cable accessories
HD 631   Fingerprinting and type tests for heat and cold shrink tubes
HD 632   HV Power cables and accessories
     

 

Material tests which can be performed as non accredited


Ensto material laboratory can perform following tests, other tests may be possible, but should be negotiated separately.

  • Tracking
  • XRF (elements from magnesium (Mg) to uranium (U))
  • Dimension
  • Heat shock
  • Longitudinal change
  • Bending at low temperature
  • Storage stability
  • Tensile test
  • Secant modulus
  • Breakdown voltage
  • Tubular Vol resistivity
  • 4 point resistivity

Ensto Laboratory Brochure

  • Fixture Vol Resistivity
  • Permittivity
  • Color Fastness to Light
  • Resistance to fluids
  • Heat ageing
  • Water absorption
  • Long Term Heat Ageing
  • Peel Strength
  • Carbon black
  • Hardness
  • Resistance to Fungus
  • Resistance to Weathering TRAC

  • Resistance to Weathering TENS
  • Melting temperature
  • Tear test
  • Contact angle
  • Hydrophobic class
  • Sliding angle
  • Density
  • Hot Elongation and hot set
  • FTIR
  • TGA
  • DSC
  • Metal tensile
  • Glow wire

Interested? Contact us!


Do your products need testing? Contact us and ask more.