UTAC CERAM created its passive safety laboratory in 1975.
Since 2001, UTAC CERAM is accredited by the Euro NCAP organization to perform media tests.
UTAC CERAM is not only carrying out classic crash tests, our engineers and technicians have used their skills to develop many innovative testing scenarios. One of the activities of the passive safety laboratory is to carry out tests for accident reconstructions allowing the analysis of the crashes in order to implement new solutions to increase road safety. Airbag jackets for motorcycle drivers and roll over tests are also carried out by UTAC CERAM.
To support motorsport safety, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) imposes strict rules for the design of racing cars. Specific testing processes are used by UTAC CERAM in order to analyse and validate the crash behaviour of crash boxes and other safety elements of racing cars.
Another passive safety service provided by UTAC CERAM is ambulance tests according to the EN1789 10G standard. These tests are carried out by the use of a specially sized trolley. The aim of the EN1789 10G standard is to ensure a high safety level and to establish a minimum standard in Europe.
Testing by UTAC CERAM is not only limited to the automotive sector. Many tests are carried out in various fields such as in the maritime, aviation and military sectors.
UTAC CERAM test facilities are adapted to perform any type of mechanical tests, such as for example the realization of impacts on separation boxes in methane tankers to simulate the swinging of a liquid between two partitions. The measurement of the forces transmitted and absorbed by the separation chambers is performed by using a dynamometric wall.
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