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Testing & Certification

About Product Certification Services

What is Product Certification?

Product certification refers to the documented assurance of the conformity of a product, process or service to the prescribed requirements by a third party, and the third party conducting the certification process is referred to as a certification body. A certification body may independently conduct the testing and inspection services, or supervise the work conducted by another body.

Accreditation

KERI has been accredited as a product certification body by ACCREDIA, an accreditation organization based in Italy, and the Korea Accreditation System (KAS) in accordance with the ISO/IEC Guide 65 (General requirements for product certification organization). This qualifies KERI to conduct product certification services for electric products and issue product certificate and mark.

Accreditation
Accreditation body Certification scheme
Changwon ACCREDIA KERI-CERT/1 -
KAS KERI-CERT/1 KERI-CERT/3
Issued document Certificate Certificate and Product Certification Mark

History

  • 2003.12 : Accredited as a product certification body by ACCREDIA (formerly, SINCERT) (Changwon) (Certificate No. PRD No 071B)
  • 2005. 3 : Accredited as an recognized certification body for electric products by KAS (Changwon) (Certificate No. KAS-P-006)

Product Certificate Types and Marks

Product certificate : KERI-CERT/1, KERI-CERT/3 certification scheme

These are documents providing proof of product conformity based on the testing performed to check whether the service conditions and rating of the product in question conform to the requirements in the normative documents in accordance with the certification scheme. The types of certificate issued by KERI are as follows:

  • Certificate of type conformity in reference to normative documents
    • Certifies type conformity to the requirements prescribed in the normative documents on service conditions and rating of the product that were specified by the applicant
    • All the service conditions and rating in question prescribed in the normative documents
  • Certificate of type conformity in reference to normative documents on specific characteristics
    • Certifies type conformity to the requirements prescribed in the normative documents on some of the important characteristics of the service conditions and rating of the product that were specified by the applicant
    • STL Guides are observed for major type conformity certificate, which are as follows:
      • Type test certificate of temperature-rise performance
      • Type test certificate of dielectric performance
      • Type test certificate of short-circuit/making and breaking performance
      • Type test certificate of switching performance
      • Type test certificate of internal arc performance
  • Product certification mark: applicable to only the KERI-CERT/3 certification scheme
    • Mark Usage Authorization
      • A document authorizing the manufacturer to attach the product certification mark on the mass produced products; this is provided in addition to the product certificate following the implementation of the KERI-CERT/3 certification scheme
    • • Product certification mark: jointly used by 7 bodies incl. KERI