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Some highlights in our almost 60 years of existence:


2015

Opening of a new storage space

outside view new storage space

New storage space - outside view

fs cannon

New storage space - inside view

2015

Closing of the full scale test site at Langerbrugge

2014

New CNC machine for sample preparation

cnc

2007

Becetel® exists 50 years

2006

DVGW certified

DVGW certificat

DVGW certificat

2005

DIN-CERTCO certified

DIN-CERTCO certificat

DIN-CERTCO certificat

2003

NF136 certified

NF136 certificat

NF136 certificat

2002

ISO 17025 accreditation obtained

BELTEST certificat 2002

Our first ISO 17025 certificat

1999

Relocation to current laboratory in Melle

Building 1

Current building Becetel® - ouside view

Opening ceremony of the current building

Opening ceremony of the current building in 2000

1997

Opening of a Full scale Rapid Crack Propagation testing facility

FS site in Langerbrugge

The full scale RCP site in Langerbrugge (closed in 2015)

Crack initiation equipment

Crack initiation equipment

1992

Introduction welding passport barcode in ISO TC 138

1986

Current director Philippe Vanspeybroeck starts working for Becetel®

1982

Organisation of ISO TC 138 congress with revision of MRS classification

1979

Start Rapid Crack Propagation (RCP) test method (S4-test)

Rapid crack resulting from RCP S4 test

Rapid crack resulting from RCP S4 test

1978

ISO proposal for SEM (Standard Extrapolation Method) for life time prediction

1970

Introduction of polyethylene pipes for gas distribution

1965

Start cooperation with SECO/BCCA for BENOR testing

1961

"Europlastica" conference in Ghent

1957

Foundation, located at the university of Ghent

location in Ghent

Location of Becetel® from 1957 till 1999

original logo

Original logo