INSTITUTE FOR TESTING AND CERTIFICATION

Laboratory of defectoscopy

The laboratory of defectoscopy is a department of the institute for testing and certification that, as accredited testing laboratory No. 1004, offers specialized services in the field of characterizing defects in materials and measurement of the factors influencing the formation of defects. Using the available expertise of modern science and technology, it is possible, to provide expert forecasting and prevention further defect development. The specialized services of the defectoscopy laboratory are based on many years experience in the areas of research and development (R&D) on polymeric materials and analytical science.

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SERVICES OF THE LABORATORY OF DEFECTOSCOPY

  • Identification the nature of defects
    • using special techniques - thermal desorption  GC-MS, direct inlet-MS, pyrolysis GC-MS demonstrating a very high success rate in the analysis of defects
    • basic analyses of elements to trace their concentration, using XRF, ICP-OES spectroscopy, ICP-MS spectroscopy and AAS
    • chromatography and separation sciences, fully equipped with the current GC and HPLC systems using multiple injection and detection systems
    • special testing offered by the Physical Testing Laboratory (vibration tests, flammability, resistance tests, ageing tests, electrostatics)
  • Measurement of influencing parameters
    • identification and assessment of the parameters influencing the origine of defects
    • defining defects occurring in the production process by adapting analytical conditions on requested parameters
    • diagnosis defining the optimisation of process parameters and prevention of defects
    • to serve customers as an analytical laboratory for research and development (R&D)
  • Prediction and prevention of defects
    • using scientific resources of the ITC (equipment, researchers) together with the technical resources of customers according to their individual requirements can lead to defect prevention
    • cooperation with individual customers with the aim of determining the optimal technological procedures for the production process
    • consulting services of the ITC for preventing the formation of defects with the aim of optimising future process costs

EQUIPMENT

  • gas chromatography with FID and MS detection, liquid chromatography with UV-VIS, fluorescence, RI and conductivity detection
  • fully equipped sample preparation for element analysis by microwave assisted acid digestion
  • atomic absorption spectrometry
  • analytical atomic spectrometry by inductively coupled plasmas combining optical detection (ICP-OES) and mass detection (ICP-MS)
  • X-ray fluorescence spectrometry equipped with EDX (microscope)
  • infrared spectroscopy and infrared microscopy
  • UV-VIS spectroscopy
  • gravimetry, volumetric analysis
  • microscopy, image analysis

OTHER RELATED SERVICES

  • Services of Accredited Testing Laboratory No. 1004 and No.1004.3
  • Conformity assessment by the Authorised Body 224 and Notified Body 1023 in accordance with the requirements of Government orders and European Directives.
  • Granting licenses for voluntary certification marks "Safe Toys" and "ITC Certified Quality"
  • Standardisation services and technical information of the Technical Standardisation Centre specialised in products for children are provided within the ITC
  • Certification of Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001)
  • Technical inspection
  • Technological consultancy
  • Calibration service and metrological consultancy
  • Legal and expert's services according to Act No. 36/1967 on experts and interpreters

CONTACTS 

Ing. Vera Vilimkova

head of laboratory

Ing. David Grebenicek

technical engineer


Post address:
Institute for Testing and Certification, Inc.
Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Microbiology
trida Tomase Bati 299, Louky, 763 02 Zlin
Czech Republic

The person responsible for accuracy of data: Ing. Věra Vilímková