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Certification of Component and Subsystem
Vehicle Installation Test
Developmental Testing of Auto as well as Non-auto Components
 
Tyre
Following test facilities are available in ARAI
  Two station Load ? speed performance/ Endurance test facility for passenger and commercial vehicle Tyres
  Bead unseating testing facility for passenger car tyres (3 tons capacity)
  Plunger test/Tyre strength test facility for passenger car tyres and commercial vehicle tyres (10 tons capacity)
  Tyre Dimension verification test

ARAI test facilities fulfills the requirements of following Standards
  IS 15633, IS 15636, ECE R30, ECE R54

Two station Load ? speed performance/ Endurance test facility for passenger and commercial vehicle Tyres
  Speed rate up to 350km/hr
  Load rate up to 100 KN
  Automatic and Continuous Test data measurement and display system
  Flexible Test Control Sequence Definition
  Online graphical representation
  Camber setting up to 4 deg


Tyre Bead Unseating Resistance test
  Maximum Test Load Capacity of 3 Tons
  Wheel rim sizes from 10?- 24?
  Range of tyre outside diameters : 400 ? 900mm

Tyre Strength test
  Maximum Test Load Capacity of 10 Tons
  Wheel rim sizes from 10?- 24?
  Range of tyre outside diameters : 400 ? 1400mm

Tyre Dimension Test
Wheel Rims
Wheel Rim Test Facility
  AIS073 for two and three wheelers   IS:9438 for buses and heavy commercial
  IS: 9436 for passenger cars

Cornering Fatigue Test Rig
  Bending moment: 3000 kg-m 5%   Wheel rim diameter Range: 10? to 24?
  Wheel Centre Offset: 375 mm max    
       

  Radial load range: 100 kg to 7500 kg 5%   Wheel Centre Offset: 375 mm max
Rear View Mirror
Standards
  AIS:001 (Rev. 1) - Part1 and Part 2
  ECE R 81 ? Amendment 2
  ECE R 46, Rev 3, Supplement 4 to the 02 series of amendments.
 
ADR 14

Test facilities available
  Measurement of Radius of curvature (Radius > 100 mm)
  Measurement of Co-efficient of reflection (10 to 100 %)
  Impact test
 
Bending test for L category Mirrors

Safety Glass
Horns
Hinges & Latches
Fuel Tank ? Plastic & Metallic
CNG & LPG components
Sr. No. Component {Applicable standard as per GSR 853 (E) for CNG} {Applicable standard as per GSR 284 (E) for LPG}
1 Fitment of cylinder on the   vehicle As per AIS 028 As per AIS 026 OR AIS 027
2 Fitment of cylinder valve / Multifunction valve on the vehicle) As per AIS 028 As per AIS 026 OR AIS 027
3 Gas solenoid valve IS: 15712 or ISO-15500 ECE R67
4 Pressure regulator IS: 15713 or ISO-15500 ECE R67
5 Gas air mixer IS: 15714 or ISO-15500 ECE R67
6 Petrol solenoid valve IS: 15717 AIS 026 or AIS 027
7 Filling connection AIS 028 AIS 026 or AIS 027
8 Ventilation AIS 028 AIS 026 or AIS 027
9 Conduit IS: 15715 AIS 026 or AIS 027
10 Fuel line :
High Pr. rigid fuel line

 

IS: 15716

 

AIS 026 or AIS 027

High pressure flexible fuel line IS: 15718
Low pressure flexible fuel line IS: 15722
Joints and connections AIS 028
11 Compartment / Sub-compartment IS: 15720 AIS 026 or AIS 027
12 Electrical Fuse testing
(for CNG/ LPG kit only)
AIS 028 AIS 026 or AIS 027
Anti-Theft devices
Speed Limiting Devices
  Head lamp
  Fog lamp
  Stop / Tail Lamp
  Direction indicator
  Reverse
  Retro reflecting devices
  Retro Reflective Markings
  Warning Triangles
  Filament and Gas Discharge lamps

Certification of Automotive Lighting and Light Signaling Devices
  Complete solution for testing and certification of all types of Lighting and Light Signaling devices

Capability of Photometry laboratory
  Complete Facility ISO/IEC 17025 (NABL) Accredited
  Testing possible as per various standards such AIS, ECE Regulations, ADRs, SANs etc.
  Preferred laboratory for ECE certification by TUV, IDIADA etc.
  Collaboration with International ISO/IEC 17025 accredited labs such as TUV ? Germany, FAKT ? Italy, Dekra ? Netherlands and LTIK ? Germany

Certification of following devices possible
  Head lamp and Fog Lamp (Filament bulb, Gas discharge and LED light source)
  Rear Combination Lamp (Tail, Stop, Direction, Reverse etc.)
  Retro Reflecting devices, Retro Reflecting tapes, Warning triangles, Rear marking plates

Facility available

Contact details for test enquiry ?
Mr. B V Shamsundara, GM SHL ARAI
E-mail - shamsundara.shl@araiindia.com , Ph - 02030231326
Mr. M R Pathak ? DGM, BDCP, ARAI
E-mail ? pathak.dts@araiindia.com, Ph no ? +91-20-30231137


Corrosion Test Facility
Basic Corrosion test chamber Cyclic corrosion test chamber
Name of the chambers Basic Corrosion chamber Cyclic corrosion chamber

Applicable Standards

ASTM B-117, ASTM G-85, DIN 50021, IS 9000 Part ? XI
Any customer driven specification

 ASTM G85 (without SO2);
SAE J2334 ; ISO 14993, etc.

 

Any customer driven specification

Chamber size

2m X 1m X 1 m

1 m3

Chamber Temp. in C

35C 3C

25C to 70C

Humidity

96% R.H 3% R.H.

20 % R.H to 100% R.H

Spray cycle

--

Can be possible

Sample size

As per the chamber size

As per the chamber size

Sample weight

60 Kg

60 Kg


Walk in Hot and Cold Room

Test Chamber Size : 6 m x 3 m x 3 m

Temperature Range : -20C to 70C

Cyclic: +25 to +40C with 95% RH

Application: Extensively used for Engine test, vehicle cold startability trials, AC / heater performance test, component durability under different temperature conditions, M1 category bonnet, dicky, door slam test under different temperature conditions


Weather resistance Test
Name of the equipment Weather-o-meter Ci 4000 (Xenon Lamp) water cooled
  • Radiation emitted by Xenon source are closest to solar radiations.
  • Radiation emitted by Xenon source are closest to solar radiations.
  • - Solar radiations
  • - Humidity
  • - Temperature
  • - Rain
Particulars Possible

Test Name & Standard

SAE
J1885, J1960, J2412, J2413, J2527

ISO
105-B02, 105-B04, 105-B06, 11341, 3917, 4892-1, 4892-2, 12040

ASTM
G151 G155, D4303 D4355

Irradiance in w/m2

(0.35 w/m2, 0.5 w/m2, 1.1 w/m2 etc.)

Chamber Temp. in C

 40 to 60 C

Black Panel Temperature C

  60 to 80 C

Humidity

10% RH to 75% RH in light cycles*
Up to 100% in dark cycles

Radiation @ Filter

(340nm or 420nm or 300-400nm or 300-800nm)

Specimen Spray ( on / Off)

 ON / OFF possible

Spray cycle

Different  cycle is possible

Cycle Type(Light/ Dark)

 Light/ Dark possible

Sample size

130mm x 70mm x 5mm max



No. of Climatic chambers in ARAI and its specifications
Sr. No. Chamber Size Temperature Range Humidity range Ramp rate
1 1m X 1m X 1m (2 nos.) -60C to 180C Up to 98% 4C/min
2 -70C to +180C 1C/min
3 1.5m X 1.2m X 1.2m -20C to +70C Up to 97% 1C/min
4 0.5 m X 0.5 m X0.4 m -70C to +180C Up to 98% 3C/min
5 Walk-in chamber Specification available separately.

Basic Cyclic Salt Spray Chamber
Tests feasible as per Standards: ASTM B-117, ASTM G-85, DIN 50021, IS 9000 Part XI.
Size - 2.1 X 1.2 X 1 m3

Ozone Chamber
Tests feasible as per Standards: ISO 1431/1, SAE J 30, SAE J

Solar simulation under Wether-Ometer
As per Standard SAE J 1885 / ISO:105/ ISO:4892/ ASTM G 26 This facilities is a unique for Combined Climatic simulation of
  Solar radiations   Temperature
  Humidity   Rain

 
Application - Performance checking of paints, adhesives, fabrics, plastics, textiles etc. for accelerated weathering
  Radiation emitted by Xenon source are closest to solar radiations.
 
Spectro-Colorimeter  is used for Measurement of  Colour co-ordinates, CIEL *a*b**C*h,  CMC, XYZxy, Hunter lab,  Reflectance, Glossiness after exposure to climatic conditions for the evaluation purpose.

UV Chamber (Mercury Arc Ultra Violet) :
Tests feasible as per Standards: IS, ECE etc.
Evaluation of glass performance for resistance of UV radiation
Operating temperature: 45 5C

IP Test (Ingress Protection): (Dust & water Test)
  Tests feasible as per Standards: IS 13947 : Part I :1993 ? Appendix C
  Tests can be performed: IP  54, 55, 56, 65, 66, 67 and 68
  Dust Chamber meets the requirement of IS 13947: Part I: 1993 ? Appendix C,
  Dust Chamber Size 1500 mm (Height) X 600 mm (Width) X 500 mm (Depth) and weight less than 60 kg.
  We are having water Test facility as per IS 13947: Part I: 1993 ? Appendix C

Dust Test :
  Chamber meets the requirements of  SS 15.1 (Cl. 6.0), IS: 1884 -1993 (Cl. 8.12), ECE R 3 (Annex. 8,Cl. 1.2.2), IS 10250 -1982 (Cl no.4.6)
  The internal chamber is cubical in shape measuring 900 mm in all direction not including hopper shaped bottom.
  Chamber  capable to maintain and indicating any temperature between ambient to 60C 3C throughout its working space.
  The chamber capable of agitating dust by projecting blasts of compressed air with help of ON/OFF selectable timer. Range of the timer should be 1- 60 selectable in second / minutes.

Water Chamber:
  Chamber meets the requirements of IS: 14210:1994 (Cl. 6.9), SS 15.1 (Cl. 7.0), IS: 1884 -1993 (Cl. 8.14), ECE R 3 (Annex. 8, Cl. 1.2.1), IS: 9000 (Part XVI): 1983.
  Chamber having working space of 1mX1mX1m.
  Chamber capable of spraying water at any temperature between Ambient to 60C.
 
Revolving table having diameter between 450 mm to 500 mm at the center of the working space should be provided. Table should be capable of rotating around its vertical axis with a total weight of 50 kg. The RPM of the table should be variable between 2 to 10 RPM with an accuracy of 0.5 RPM.
  Spraying nozzle / nozzles (8 Nos.) capable of spraying water in solid cone with different pressure.