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new gas chromatograph in laboratory of analytical chemistry

In August 2018 our laboratory of analytical chemistry purchased a brand new gas chromatograph, mass spectrometer Shimadzu GCMS-QP2020, equipped by a thermal desorption unit TD-30, which is used for analysis of emissions of organic substances.

 

The spectrometer has a superior sensitivity for organic substances in orders of micro-grams per kg of sample. The system is mainly used for analysis of volatile organic substances (VOC) and condensable substances (FOG) according to the requirements of automotive standard VDA 278, but also for emission measurement of polymer samples to investigate additive system, smell, NIAS (not-intentionally added substances in plastics) etc.

 

Contact for such types of analysis: Franky Puype, phone: +420 577 601 703, e-mail: fpuype@itczlin.cz


New general director

Announcement of change in ITC management.

 

Since September 1, 2018, new general director of the Institute for Testing and Certification has been appointed Mgr. Jiri Hes.

 

RNDr. Radomir Cevelik remains in the position of Board of Directors Vice President.


Determination of phthalic acid esters according to requirements of CPSC

In June 2018 analytical laboratory ITC accredited new procedure for determination of phthalic acid esters in consumer products according to requirements of CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) No. CPSC-CH-C1001-09.4. New standard came in force on April 25, 2018 and released old one No. CPSC-CH-C1001-09.3.

More information concerning phthalate testing are available here


Analytical laboratory had implemented new methods for testing of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from car interior parts according to Hyundai and Toyota requirements, namely

Hyundai Engineering Standard - MS300-55 - Determination of volatile organic compounds from moulded parts in the vehicle interior

and

Toyota Engineering Standard TSM 0508G – Volatile component measurement method using sampling bag

Tests are using sampling bags for emission tests, followed by chromatography determination of emitted substances.
For further information and quotation please, contact Ing. Jitka Balakova, e-mail: jbakalova(at)itczlin.cz, phone: +420 577 601 453


new liquid chromatograph with tandem mass spectrometry Shimadzu LC-MS/MS 8045

At the beginning of 2018 department of analytical chemistry purchased brand new liquid chromatograph with tandem mass spectrometry Shimadzu LC-MS/MS 8045, which is used for trace analysis of organic substances. Spectrometer has superior sensitivity for organic substances in orders of nano-grams per litre of sample. In June first analytical procedures successfully passed accreditation after the validation. Contact for such a special analytical techniques – RNDr. Lukas Rozsypal, tel: +420 577 601 452, e-mail: lrozsypal@itczlin.cz


Personal Protective Equipment

Testing » Tested products

Placing of personal protective equipment on the EU market cannot do without very thorough laboratory testing that verifies the degree of protection of the respective product or material against the declared risks. ITC offers a wide range of tests according to harmonized standards, which are used as underlying criteria to assess compliance with the requirements of the European Directive 89/686/EEC and of the Government Regulation No. 21/2003 Coll. laying down technical requirements for personal protective equipment.

 

Client's Handbook (PDF)        

HEAD PROTECTION

PPE for head protection
  Testing
  • Safety helmets for sports activities
    • Cycling
    • Canoeing
    • Skate boarding
    • Downhill skiing
    • Ice-hockey
  • Industrial protective helmets against falling objects
  • Fire-fighting helmets
 
  • Field of vision test
  • Strength of the head insert
  • Head insert fastening efficiency
  • Impact and rupture resistance
  • Mechanical deformation resistance
  • Radiation heat resistance
  • Flame resistance
  • Electrical insulation resistance
  • Radiation heat resistance
  • Artificial weathering resistance (xenon discharge lamp, increased temperature)

EYE PROTECTION

PPE for eye protection
  Testing
  • Safety goggles with side arms
  • Enclosed safety goggles
  • Eye protection shields and welding face shields
  • Protective helmets

  • Against:
  • Mechanical impact
  • Optical radiation (ultraviolet, infrared, welding)
  • Molten metals
  • Liquid (chemicals) drops and sprays
  • Dust
 
  • Spherical effect, astigmatism, prism effect
  • Transmission factor
  • Diffusion of light
  • Minimum and increased eye-piece strength
  • Artificial weathering resistance (xenon discharge lamp, increased temperature)
  • Corrosion and ignition resistance
  • Resistance to fast moving particles
  • Liquid spray resistance

BODY PROTECTION

PPE for body protection
  Testing
  • Protective clothing against:
    • Mechanical risks
    • Excessive soiling
    • Thermal risks (welders, fire fighters, persons working in the heat industry)
    • Low voltage
    • Cold
    • Adverse weather conditions
    • Chemical risks
  • Highly visible warning clothing
  • Protective clothing with electrostatic properties
 
  • Size check
  • Ergonomic properties
  • Size changes upon maintenance (washing, dry cleaning, tumble drying, ironing)
  • Strength properties (tensile strength, cutting, perforation)
  • Wear and tear resistance (abrasion, recurrent bending, recurrent compression and twisting)
  • Physiological properties (vapour permeability, air permeability)
  • Fire performance (flame spread, ignition resistance, heat penetration)
  • Resistance to molten metals
  • Resistance to liquid penetration (due to water pressure, penetration and permeation of chemicals)
  • Surface and throughput electrical resistance
  • Resistance to dielectric breakdown
  • Heat permeability
  • Retro-reflection of highly visible materials
  • Colorimetry
  • Colour fastness (in abrasion, sweat, water, washing, dry cleaning, UV radiation, etc.)

HAND PROTECTION

PPE for hand protection
  Testing
  • Protective gloves against:
    • Mechanical risks
    • Thermal risks (welders, fire fighters, personsworking in the heat industry)
    • Cold
    • Chemical risks
  • Protective gloves with electrostatic properties
  • Anti-vibration protective gloves
  • Highly visible protective gloves
 
  • Size check
  • Ergonomic properties
  • Grasping ability
  • Physiological properties (water vapour permeability, water permeability, air permeability)
  • Resistance to abrasion, cutting, further tear, perforation
  • Surface and throughput electrical resistance
  • Vibration resistance
  • Fire performance (combustion behaviour, penetration of contact, convection and radiation heat)
  • Resistance to molten metal splashing
  • Resistance to liquid penetration (due to water pressure, penetration and permeation of chemicals)
  • Retro-reflection of highly visible materials
  • Colorimetry
  • Colour fastness (in abrasion, sweat, water, washing, dry cleaning, UV radiation, etc)

FOOT PROTECTION AND FEET

PPE for leg and foot protection
  Testing
  • Work footwear
  • Safety footwear
  • Protective safety footwear
 
  • Checking of design parameters (upper, outer sole, toe box, inner sole, tongue, shoe liner)
  • Impact and compression resistance
  • Strength properties (tensile strength, further tear, perforation, colour coherence)
  • Wear and tear resistance (abrasion, recurrent bending)
  • Physiological properties (water vapour and water permeability)
  • Contact heat penetration
  • Heat resistance
  • Chemical and corrosion resistance
  • Through-put electrical resistance

RELATED SERVICES

CONTACTS

Person Phone fax e-mail
Ing. Marie Ordeltova
protection of hands and legs
+420 577 523 657 +420 577 523 657 mordeltovaPostaitczlin.cz
Mgr. Dlabaja Roman
protection of head and eyes
+420 572 779 904   tubesPostaitczlin.cz
Ing. Irena Latalova
protection of body
+420 577 601 268 +420 577 601 268 ilatalovaPostaitczlin.cz


Post address:
Institute for Testing and Certification, Inc.
Laboratory for footwear and personal protective equipments  (shoes, gloves)
Areál Svit, 34. budova, Vavrečkova 5657  
762 17 Zlin, Czech Republic

Institute for Testing and Certification, Inc.
Testing Division (clothings, goggles, helmets)
trida Tomase Bati 299, Louky, 763 02 Zlin
Czech Republic

The person responsible for accuracy of data: Ing. Marie Ordeltova

Updated: 7.8.2018
 
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