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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


Playground Equipment

Testing » Tested products

Playground equipment covers all equipment and structures, including components and structural elements, that can be used by children to play outdoor or indoor, whether individually or in groups, according to their own rules or for own reasons to play, which can be changed at any time. Testing laboratory No. 1004 provides a complex set of evaluation and testing services to ensure safety of the playground equipment and to assess its conformity pursuant to harmonized standards.

 

Client's Handbook (PDF)        

SPHERE OF ACTIVITY OF THE LABORATORY

  • Slides
  • Swings
  • Climbing ropes
  • Climbing frames
  • Small structures designed to play and enhance the children’s skills
  • cableways
  • spatial network
  • rocking
  • carousels

TESTING OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

Testing of physicochemical properties, health safety of materials including the surface treatments, the absorbing properties of natural and artificial playground surfaces, resistance to weathering, and other parameters by Accredited laboratory No. 1004.

EN 1176-1
Playground equipment and surfacing – part 1 General safety requirements and test methods
EN 1176-2
Playground equipment – Part 2 Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for swings
EN 1176-3
Playground equipment – Part 3 Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for slides
EN 1176-4
Playground equipment – Part 4 Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for cableways
EN 1176-5
Playground equipment – Part 5 Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for carousels
EN 1176-6
Playground equipment – Part 6 Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for rocking equipment
EN 1176-7
Playground equipment – Part 7 Guidance on installation, inspection, maintenance and operation
EN 1176-10
Playground equipment and surfacing – part 10 Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for fully enclosed play equipment
EN 1176-11
Playground equipment and surfacing – part 11 Additional specific safety requirements and test methods for spatial network
EN 1177
Impact absorbing playground surfacing Safety requirements and test methods
ENV 1991-2-3
ENV 1991-2-2
ENV 1991-2-4
Calculations for thermal, wind and snow loads  

Other ITC services related to conformity assessment of playground equipment

  • Monitoring of playground equipment safety - Technical inspection ITC provides for people installing their playground equipment and for organizations running these playgrounds a long-term supervision of equipment safety and absorbing effect of playground surfaces within the meaning of the standard ČSN EN 1176-7 - Playground equipment - Part 7: Guidance on installation, inspection, maintenance and operation, based on an individual contract about the inspection.
  • Granting of licenses for voluntary certification mark "ITC Certified Quality" ITC grants a license for using of quality mark which is provided for products where has been proven by certification a high level of safety and quality parameters and also by inspection visit form to perform assumptions of producer for permanent quality keeping.
  • Standardization services - research of standard, analysis of technical information, loan of standards.
  • Court appointed expert services

CONTACTS

Person Phone fax e-mail
Dipl. Ing. Radim Mikac, testing engineer +420 577 601 604 +420 577 601 387 rmikacPostaitczlin.cz
Dipl. Ing. Antosova Ludmila, certification expert +420 577 601 364 +420 577 855 104 lantosovaPostaitczlin.cz


Post address:
Institute for Testing and Certification, Inc.
Testing Laboratory for Building Materials and Products
trida Tomase Bati 299, Louky, 763 02 Zlin
Czech Republic

The person responsible for accuracy of data: Dipl. Ing. Radim Mikač

Updated: 3.1.2018
 
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