API Technologies' UKAS Accredited Test House is a leading European Test Facility for components, materials, equipment, and more, located in Great Yarmouth, UK. Our Test House is a highly accredited test facility and holds DLA Laboratory Suitability approval for performing tests in accordance with MIL-STD 883 and accreditation to ISO 17025.
Our UKAS-accredited Test Facility offers a full range of test services including climatic and dynamic testing, resistance to solvents, solderability and precise electrical measurement.
API's 20kN vibration system features a 700mm x 700mm slip table and a shaker with a 51mm travel providing sine, random, and sine-on-random waveforms.
As befits our status as a leading-edge test facility, we have gained a uniquely broad range of internationally recognised approvals, including UKAS, BSI, CECC, IECQ and MIL-STDs for environmental testing. The test facility holds a US Department of Defence Certificate for Independent Laboratory Suitability. We also believe it to be the only European facility to hold this highly stringent approval for US MIL-STD-883. Further extensions to our capability include testing 'ruggedised' electrical connectors such as those used in aerospace, defence and motor-sport applications and also an expanded capability for cold storage testing down to -85°C.
Climatic & Dynamic Test Services for Components, Materials & Equipment
Our skilled team of engineers and technicians has decades of experience to support specification definition to ensure ‘Fit for Purpose’ testing is defined and performed. We are also able to offer an innovative approach to adapt current methods and techniques to fit modern challenging requirements.
We have the flexibility to support ‘out-of-hours’ testing to fit with customers’ tight programme schedules and the capability to design and manufacture new test equipment and test methods. Working with customers, we can simply perform tests or manage and deliver entire test programmes.
Our climate testing is an essential part of qualification where products are exposed to a harsh working environment. We offer a wide variety of services to test products to the limit of endurance.
Environment conditioning provides either a natural or artificial environment to which the specimen may be exposed. This allows the specimen performance to be assessed under many differing conditions in a controlled laboratory environment.
In the process of drilling for oil & gas, electrical and electronic components experience arguably the harshest environments of them all. API Technologies Test House has developed a proprietary system for subjecting small microelectronic modules and other components to mechanical shock and vibration testing at temperatures up to 225ºC. These combined conditions stress components to the maximum levels fully representative of the deep well drilling process.