Quality Issues - Emission Testing
Eurofins is promoting actively quality initiatives, see our publications:
Presentation on quality of emissions testing
Other interesting publications:
- German BAM round robin tests 2008 - VOC testing
- Validation of European VOC emissions standard CEN/TS 16516
Emission chamber testing is the reference method. Related testing standards are e.g. ISO 16000, EN 717-1, ASTM D5116, ASTM D6670, JIS A 1901, BIFMA X7.1, EMICODE test method, CDHP test method ("Section 1350"), and many more.Secondary methods are those that are less accurate but also less expensive. Anyhow these may serve very well for compliance testing, batch control, or for survey testing of emission order of magnitude. One example is Microchamber (see information in English or in French), another one the FLEC emission test cell.
Odour emission testing is less reliable than chemical emission testing because subjective rating of odour is involved. When needed, Eurofins is offering odour testing, then performing odour testing as well as possible (see information in English or in French), but still within the unavoidable frame of limited accuracy.
VOC emission testing by Eurofins Product Testing A/S is accredited by DANAK under #168 in accordance with ISO 17025which is the prerequisite for an analytical laboratory - ISO 9001 certification will not be sufficient. For explanation of the difference please click here. Our accreditation is valid world-wide via mutual acceptance within ILAC.
Similar accreditations were achieved by the VOC testing laboratories in Shenzhen (China) and Folsom (CA, USA).
In August 2013, Eurofins Product Testing A/S as the first testing lab was accredited for testing in line with CEN/TS 16516 - the harmonized European standard for testing VOC emissions of construction products.
Contact to VOC Testing Laboratories
Please see here contact information of Eurofins VOC testing laboratories in Europe, USA and China: