Becetel® has a broad experience in the testing of plastics, being it pipes, fittings, valves, electrofusion joints or extruded profiles. Our scope of accredited test gives already an impression of our testing capabilities. A non-limited list of our testing possibilities can be found in the test selection tool:

These test are carried out in 4 different laboratories:

  • a conditioned space (23 °C, 50 %RH) for the determination of mechanical properties (tensile, flexural,...);
  • a multifunctional hall for S4, leaktightness, cryogenics, hydrostatic testing, ...;
  • a chemical lab for physical properties (MFI, DSC, Vicat, corrosion testing,...);
  • a microscope room for fracture analysis;

In order to perform all these tests Becetel® has a wide range of equipment for materials testing (PE, PVC, PEX, composites ...) like:

  • large water baths for internal pressure testing
  • pressure stations
  • universal testing machines
  • ovens, climate chambers, refrigerators, freezers
  • impact testers
  • data-logging equipment
  • microscopes
  • DSC
  • MFI
  • Vicat
  • ultrasonic thickness gauge
  • hardness
  • flow meter
  • fusion machines
  • torque wrenches
  • strain gauges
  • height gauges
  • micrometers
  • thermocouples
  • FNCT
  • ...

We also have our own mechanical workshop with equipment for turning, milling, drilling, sawing or welding and even a new small scale CNC machine. The skilled employees in this workshop ensure the sample preparation, the modification of existing machinery and the development of new testing equipment.

Becetel® can handle various pipe diameters, ranging from ø8 mm till ø2100 mm (until now).


RCP: Thanks to our former full scale test site we have extensive experience in performing rapid crack propagation (RCP) tests. So far that we could substitute the full-scale test with the smaller S4 (Small Scale Steady State) test by correlation. To this day we are still strongly questioned for performing S4 testing. The old full-scale test site in Langerbrugge was closed in the summer of 2015.

ISO 9080 and SEM analysis: The ISO 9080 standard describes a method for estimating the long-term hydrostatic strength of thermoplastic materials by statistical extrapolation of the pipe rupture data from internal hydrostatic pressure tests. Becetel® has developed a software package to perform this so called Standard Extrapolation Method (SEM) analysis described in the ISO 9080. A more detailed description and ordering information can be found on www.iso9080semdisk.com.

For any inquiry, please contact us.