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Type-Testing Compliance

The scope of CSIRO Hydraulics Plumbing Laboratory is covered under its NATA accreditation, including 13.47 Plumbing and drainage fittings, in the subcategories of .01 baths, basins, sinks, showers .02 sanitaryware .03 taps and valves .04 pipes, controllers, connections and other fittings.

Capacity of Facility

Hydrostatic pressure tests in the range 1 to 10,000 kPa

Water flow pressure tests in the range 1 to 1,000 kPa

Water flow rates in the range 0 to 40 L/s

Static torque tests in the range 0 to 646 Nm

Vacuum pressure tests in the range 0 to -100 kPa

Force measurement tests in the range 0 to 640 N

Thermal cyclic tests up to 95°C

Environmental chamber Temp -20 to 95°C RH up to 90%

Linear dimensions .01 mm to 8 m

Water temperature up to 100°C