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Pipes SYSTEM INSPECTION

Starting from the material to the component reaching to the system, we examine physical, mechanical,
hydraulical and acoustical detail.

 

As an independent, renowned and accredited certification body, testing facility and inspection agency, it assists manufacturers, operators, suppliers and experts with all key issues relating to product compliance, life cycle, condition assessment, material characterisation and quality and safety standards.

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Our portfolio

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Material Testing for Plastics and Composite Materials

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Environmental Simulation and Vibration

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Building services

The laboratories offer various possibilities for testing of products and systems of building and installation technology. You will benefit from our synergies through international contacts to global certifier.

 

Thermal cycling test
Thermal cycling test

Products

  • Plastic pipe systmes
  • Metal pipe systems
  • Multilayer pipe systems

Applications

  • Drinking water
  • Heating, climate
  • Gas

Testing Range Materials

  • Thermal analyses
  • Physical analyses
  • Materialography
  • Surface quality testing
    • static load
    • cyclic load
    • impact load

Testing Range Pipes and Fitting

  • Static and dynamic internal pressure tests
  • Long term pressure tests
  • Thermal cycling tests
  • Vacuum tests
  • Determination of pressure loss

Testing Range Systems

  • Internal pressure test without and under bending
  • Pull-out tests
  • Pressure shock tests
  • Thermal cycling tets
  • Bending cycle tests
  • Vacuum tests

Direct Heating and GeoThermy

Our range of services includes testing the coating, the insulation materials and the bonded system as a whole.


Ground collectors
Ground collectors

Applications

  • District heating
  • Distance coldness
  • Local heating

Products

  • Pipesystems with steel media pipe
  • Pipesystems with flexible media pipe
  • Bonded pipe systems
  • Bonded douable pipe systems
  • Geothermal probes
  • Horizontal earth collectors

Testing Range Materials

  • Thermal analyses
  • Physical analyses
  • Materialography
  • Surface quality testing
  • Corrosion resistance

Testing Range Valves

  • Tensile strength
  • Pressure strength
  • Bending strength
  • Actuating moment

Testing Range Pipes and Fittings

  • Thermal conductivity
  • Long-term-creep resistance
  • Long-term-temperature resistance
  • Internal pressure resistance
  • Shear strength
  • Pressure strength

 

Supply and DIsposal TESTING RANGE

Materials, pipes and fittings, systems, valves, fittings, expansion joints

Our broad range of testing for supply and disposal systems begins with type testing, continues with condition assessments in use and ends with comprehensive testing of pipe rehabilitation products.

GRP pipes under static load
GRP pipes under static load
  • Pipes and tanks made of glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP)
  • Pipes and retention tanks made of thermosetting plastics
  • Pipes, retention tanks and non-draining collection basins made of thermosetting plastics, reactive resins, textile fiber reinforced materials and thermoplastics

Products

  • Thermoplastic pipes (smooth surface or profiled)
  • Glas fiber reinforced thermosetting pipes (GFRP)
  • Cured in place pipes
  • Container

Applications

  • Pressure pipes (gas, drinking water, waste water )
  • Non-pressurized pipes (waste water, cable conduits)
  • Industrial pipes
  • Renovation products
  • Container construction

Testing Range Materials

  • Thermal analysis
  • Physical analyses
  • Materialography
  • Surface quality testing
  • Testing under: Static or cyclic loading

Testing Range Pipes and Fittings

  • Temperature internal pressure tests
  • Pull-out tests
  • Pressure shock tests
  • Thermal cycling tests
  • Bending cycle tests
  • Determination of pressure loss
  • Cyclical internal pressure tests
  • Peak pressure tests
Internal pipe pressure test
Internal pipe pressure test

Testing Range Systems

  • Static and dynamic internal pressure tests
  • Creep rupture internal tests
  • Thermal cyling tests
  • Negative pressure tests
  • Pressure loss determination
  • Ring stiffness
  • Stress crack resistance
  • Peak pressure tests

 

SANITARY & BUILDING VALVES AND WATER TREATMENT

The range of services is supplemented by tests of the whole range of valves including various forms of water treatment devices. Additional to physical, hydraulic and mechanical testing IMA Dresden also offer acoustic testing.

Products

  • Sanitary and bulding valves
  • Shutoff valve and tapping valves
  • Protection valves and hose lines
  • Devices for water treatment

Applications

  • Drinking water
  • Heating/airconditioning
  • Gas
  • Industry

Testing Range

  • Functional reability test
  • Mechanical tests
  • Hydraulic tests
  • Tightness and durability
  • Functional tests
  • Analytical tests
  • Corrosion resistance

Acoustic Tests

We check the noise characteristics of fittings and devices of water installations by measuring the valve noise level. For this purpose, the sound emitted by the valves is transmitted onto a measuring wall in our special testing laboratory, which records the airborne sound.

Acoustic tests according to DIN EN ISO 3822
Acoustic tests according to DIN EN ISO 3822

 

INspections

As an accredited institution body, we support you far beyond type testing:

  • Inspection of factory production control
  • Audit tests
  • Sampling incl. for the evaluation of drinking water quality
  • Ensuring the product properties

external monitoring

OUR ACCredition and Recognitions

With several accreditations and recognitions, IMA Dresden has demonstrated competence, independence and performance.

  • Accreditation of testing laboratories

    All of the testing laboratories are accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. Flexible accreditation allows us to test materials and components according to different standards, as well as developing new testing procedures.

    DAkkS-accredited inspection body

    For many years, IMA Dresden has been recognized by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) as an accredited Type A inspection body in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020.

    This includes the inspection of plastic or plastic composite components in structural and civil engineering.

    DAkkS-accredited certification body

    For many years, IMA Dresden has been recognised by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) as an accredited certification body in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065.

    This applies to the certification of pipes and pipework systems for water and gas supply and wastewater disposal, as well as sandwich elements and glass fiber-reinforced plastic (GRP) construction profiles.

    DVGW testing laboratory

    DVGW CERT GmbH recognises IMA Dresden as a DVGW testing laboratory for water (LW-BU0023).

    DIN CERTCO testing laboratory

    IMA Dresden is recognised by DIN CERTCO Gesellschaft für Konformitätsbewertung mbH as a DIN CERTCO testing laboratory for plastic piping (PL 121).

    AGFW testing body

    The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Fernwärme (AGFW) in Frankfurt am Main recognises IMA Dresden as a testing body for plastic sheath piping.

    EHP testing body

    IMA Dresden is recognised by Euroheat & Power (EHP) as an Accredited Testing and Certification Body for Plastic Piping and Fittings.

    Our certification areas

    Application for certification for construction products // Application for certification according to the Construction Products Regulation

     

    Please send the completed forms to: ima-cert(at)ima-dresden.de

    Are you interested in checking the validity of your certificate?

    Don’t hesitate to drop us an Email to ima-cert(at)ima-dresden.de with the name of the certificate holder or the certificate number.

    We will check your request and send you the certificate as soon as possible.

    Monitoring and certification body in accordance with the German state building regulations

    IMA Dresden is accredited by the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt) as a monitoring and certification body in accordance with the state building regulations for the construction products listed in the notice in the regulated and non-regulated spheres (SAC 08).

     

    Our certification areas

    Application for certification according to state building regulations

    Please send the completed forms to ima-cert(at)ima-dresden.de

  • Ima Test Mark

  • The test mark of IMA Dresden gives you a recognised seal of quality for your products and manufacturing process. In addition, we award the IMA certification mark based on technical specifications to assess product compliance. Independent inspections and monitoring by IMA prove the quality of your products. The IMA Dresden is accredited and recognised by numerous bodies, thus serving as a distinction for your products.Upon request, we can provide all customers with the IMA test mark and the IMA certification mark, provided that testing/monitoring has shown that the requirements of the standard or regulations in question are being met. The rules for awarding the mark are set out in the testing regulations. You can use the logo for advertising and labelling purposes.