Cleanliness Testing

Cleanliness Testing Lab

Applied Technical Services’ cleanliness testing lab helps manufacturers comply with ISO 16232 and VDA 19.1 testing standards. Contaminants compromise the safety of automotive components, so our technicians perform cleanliness tests to ensure that motor vehicles operate efficiently and safely without debris. 

Understanding ISO 16232 and VDA 19.1 Testing

The ISO 16232 and VDA 19.1 testing standards serve as guidelines that establish a uniform standard of cleanliness for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers. The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) have each developed comprehensive guides to establish standards of technical cleanliness. These standards evaluate the level of contamination in the various components of fluid systems and circuits. ISO 16232 and VDA 19 cleanliness tests consist of multiple steps, including:

Extraction Methods

The following extraction methods separate particles for further analysis. 

Analysis Methods 

The following analysis methods evaluate the particle contamination of automotive components. 

Applied Technical Services’ Chemical Analysis Lab

Our A2LA-accredited chemical analysis lab can conduct various testing and analysis services on a variety of materials. We serve multiple industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer products, and  manufacturing. Our chemical analysis services include the following.

More About Applied Technical Services

Applied Technical Services provides consulting engineering, testing, and inspection services to clients worldwide. Founded in 1967, we have established an international reputation of excellent service as we have remained committed to meeting the demands of our clients throughout our 55-year history. Our staff is polite and professional, and our services are prompt, but not at the expense of quality. We house multiple A2LA accredited labs, including our mechanical, chemical, and nondestructive testing facilities. Please submit an online web request form or call +1 (888) 287-5227 for additional details regarding our cleanliness testing lab.

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