Successful monitoring as a technical service by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA)

Successful monitoring as a technical service by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA)

KRIWAN Testzentrum successfully completed the monitoring by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in May 2021 based on the new designation rules Oct. 2020. There were no deviations. The final report contained only positive feedback, especially on our database-based laboratory management system. According to the KBA, it contributes to a significant improvement as well as safety of the process flows.

Our designation as Technical Service, Category A and D, granted in 2002, will be maintained. For our customers, we have been the reliable partner for your E1 type approval for 18 years and will continue to be so in the future.

The current certificate with annex can be found on our new website at Accreditation.

Do you have any questions? Then call us.

Successful DAkkS surveillance audits at the KRIWAN Testzentrum!

Successful DAkkS surveillance audits at the KRIWAN Testzentrum!

The regular surveillance audits by DAkkS took place from 19.4.2021 to 26.04.2021, Corona conditionally online. Our three laboratory areas EMC, environmental simulation and fire detection technology were confirmed the high competence of their employees and the laboratory management system was explicitly praised for content and clarity.

Take a look at our newly designed homepage. There you will find the valid accreditation certificates as well as a lot of further information about our laboratories Electromagnetic Compatibility, Environmental Simulation and Fire Alarm Technology.

KRIWAN Testzentrum – Accreditation certificates

KRIWAN Testzentrum and Forum Brandrauchprävention e.V. extend cooperation for Q-Label

KRIWAN Testzentrum and Forum Brandrauchprävention e.V. extend cooperation for Q-Label

The Q-Label is a trademark registered by the Forum Brandrauchprävention e.V. for the identification of smoke detectors. The quality mark requires the CE mark. For consumers, it represents a safe orientation aid as to which smoke detector is of good quality.

Uniform criteria and independent testing of smoke detectors by an accredited testing institute make the label a unique seal of quality for smoke detectors.

KRIWAN Testzentrum has been a reliable partner here since the beginning. This cooperation was confirmed in November 2020 with a new certificate.

A Q label ensures safety and quality. The “Q” in no way replaces the European product standard DIN 14604, which is required for the CE mark. The “Q” supplements it with regard to criteria that are not required by EN 14604.

The benefit for the user is shown, among other things, by a permanently installed battery with a service life of at least 10 years. Likewise in the reduction of false alarms by:

  • increased protection against penetration of foreign bodies into the smoke measurement chamber,
  • increased resistance against damage caused by humid room climate, corrosion and temperature changes as well as electromagnetic radiation,
  • improved electronics and self-monitoring,
  • increased stability of the detector’s housing and components.

The initiative has already achieved a great deal of good: Smoke detector legislation has been introduced in all German states. The number of fire deaths has been cut in half since the initiative began its educational work in 2000. But that’s not enough. The quality of smoke alarms has been improved through the Q label. Fire safety education, information on how to avoid fires and instructions on how to behave in the event of a fire are also part of the initiative’s tasks – as is accompanying the implementation of laws in the federal states with educational measures.

As an independent testing institute, KRIWAN Testzentrum is available to all manufacturers and distributors with its experts and accredited testing facilities. Do you need CE and “Q” for smoke alarms? Then talk to us. We offer you the necessary service.

The certificate as download Q-Label

Christmas greetings from the KRIWAN Testzentrum

Christmas greetings from the KRIWAN Testzentrum

A turbulent year like no other is coming to an end, the pandemic has completely changed our lives and work. However, in every ending there is also a new beginning and so we look forward to the coming year with hope.

In this spirit, the team of the KRIWAN Testzentrum wishes you and your relatives a merry and carefree Christmas season, much joy, happiness, success and above all health in the New Year.

As in previous years, we will forego Christmas presents in favor of a donation to the aid organization Ärzte ohne Grenzen e.V. (Doctors without Borders).

Our company will be closed from 23.12.2020 up to and including 06.01.2021, from 07.01.2021 we will be back for you.