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Crash Testing
Laboratory Testing
Other Services

E-TECH specializes in the analysis, testing, and evaluation of highway safety features such as longitudinal barriers, terminals and crash cushions, support structures, work zone traffic control devices, truck mounted attenuators, and break-away poles. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recognizes E-TECH as a testing agency having significant experience in testing these safety features. E-TECH has tested and certified over eighty new products that the FHWA has accepted for use on the National Highway System.

E-TECH is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 "General Requirements for the Competence of Calibration and Testing Laboratories" by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA Certificate 989.01). E-TECH was the first domestic crash test laboratory to operate a quality system compliant with 17025 and the relevant requirements of the ISO 9000 series of standards. Verification of E-TECH's A2LA Accreditation is available at http://www.a2la.org/.

A2LA has a bilateral mutual recognition agreement with the European cooperation for Accreditation. The Agreement is expected to facilitate the acceptance of E-TECH's test and calibration data with a number of European countries whose national accreditation bodies have signed the EA Multilateral Agreement (MLA). EA promotes the recognition and acceptance in all the MLA countries of certificates and reports issued by organizations accredited by national accreditation bodies who have signed the MLA. A listing of A2LA's mutual recognition agreement partners is available at A2LA's Mutual Recognition Agreement Partners.

E-TECH conducts full scale crash testing to the recognized MASH, NCHRP 350, EN 1317 and AS / NZS 3845 national and international test standards as well as many other client supplied test specifications. E-TECH can also perform a wide variety of laboratory tests on materials used in the construction of highway features including tensile, compression, salt spray corrosion, hardness, vibration and endurance testing, and accelerated environmental exposure testing.

E-TECH utilizes state of the art test instrumentation, data collection, and data processing equipment. A prerequisite to A2LA's ISO 17025 accreditation is that E-TECH have in place the facilities, equipment, environment, training, personnel, and experience necessary for the proper and timely completion of testing. All of E-TECH's test measurements are directly traceable to the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).

The links on this page provide more information on the range of services E-TECH offers. Please contact the laboratory manager if more detailed information is required or there is need for a test that may require methods, equipment, or facilities not highlighted at this web site.

Crash Testing
Full scale vehicle impact testing to national, international, and client supplied test specifications.
Laboratory Testing
Static and dynamic compression, tensile, salt spray corrosion, hardness, vibration and endurance testing, accelerated environmental exposure testing, and more.
Other Services
Experimental design, data analysis, consulting, reporting and documentation, photographic and video productions, etc.
 
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