Earthquake and Vibration Tests on Base Stations in Korea Conducted by SGS

Gomae-dong, Korea (PressExposure) July 06, 2011 -- SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, was awarded a contract to conduct comprehensive earthquake and vibration tests on six base stations in its laboratory in Korea, for a manufacturer of electrical communication systems on June 15-30, 2011. As the only private testing company with earthquake testing equipment in the country, SGS provides a value-added service by contributing to a minimization of damage and risks in the event of an earthquake.

SGS Industrial Services performed the lab tests with the Telcordia GR-63 CORE testing method in order to ensure the top quality of the base stations and contribute to the minimization of damage and risks in the event of an earthquake.

With its team of highly skilled experts, the SGS laboratory carried out measurements of displacement of the test sample and bolt strain as well as provided performance checks and structural integrity evaluations. During an earthquake test, which normally takes up to 30 minutes, SGS experts check the performance of the base stations, mount them on test equipment and perform a resonance search. Having completed these steps, the team of experts conducts earthquake tests in accordance with IEEE 344, IEC 60068-2-57, IEC 60068-3-3 and NEBS (GR-63 CORE) international standards, identifies resonance and repeats the performance checks.

After completing an earthquake test, SGS provides a test report, which includes analyzed data such as Required Response Spectrum (RRS), Test Response Spectrum (TRS), frequency and acceleration, a performance checklist and resonance search data. In addition, SGS's team of experts provides data for displacement measurements of the sample during the test, a calibration report for the test equipment, measuring equipment, accelerometers, sensors and the test results.

The SGS laboratory performs earthquake tests in accordance with IEC international standards, accredited by the Korea Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (KOLAS), both for local and international clients.

About the SGS Earthquake Testing Laboratory

Located in Giheung, Korea, the laboratory has been designed to perform all types of earthquake tests on test samples, such as nuclear power plant products and components as well as electrical communication and railway systems with a maximum weight of 3,000 kg and dimensions of 2500(w) x 2500(d) x 3000(h) mm.

With its team of highly skilled experts, SGS meets the rapidly growing demand for earthquake tests in nuclear power plants and for manufacturers of electrical communication and railway systems. The SGS earthquake testing lab is one of very few of its kind in the world and it provides a value-added service by contributing to the minimization of damage and risks in nuclear power plants in the event of an earthquake.

About SGS Industrial Services

Industrial Services is one of the major business lines of the SGS Group, a global service provider for technical verification, inspection, testing and conformity assessment. SGS Industrial Services ensures that the customer's installations, material, equipment, facilities and projects meet all quality and performance requirements, whether they are regulatory, voluntary or customer based. Industrial Services has decades' worth of experience and some remarkable references in serving key industries, such as Construction, Industrial Manufacturing and Trade, the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry, Power Generation and Transmission, Banks and Financial Institutions, as well as Renewable Energy.

For further information, please contact:

SGS Industrial Services

Pierce Yang

Section Chief Sales

SGS Korea Co., Ltd.

398-1, Gomae-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si,



t: +82-31-240-6609

f: +82-31-240-6629


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About SGS Industrial Services

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 64,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 06, 2011 at 7:04 am
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