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Certificates & reports

Whenever a component is tested at a KEMA Laboratories facility, the outcome is documented in a certificate or report. These test documents come in three colour-coded levels - including the globally renowned KEMA Type Test Certificate

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As DNV GL we will continue to issue KEMA certificates from our laboratories to maintain industry recognition for these trusted documents.
This section explains how to read and interpret the technical and commercial differences between our products.

Certification and reporting options


Gold: KEMA Type Test Certificate
A KEMA Type Test Certificate is issued when all tests are carried out successfully at KEMA Laboratories in accordance with a recognized standard and confirms technical drawings have been verified and a visual inspection has been carried out. To receive this certificate, the equipment tested must fulfill all the requirements of the standard and the relevant ratings assigned by the manufacturer.

A KEMA Type Test Certificate is a green, leather-bound document with a gold-embossed cover text. The first page contains a red ribbon and a gold seal.

Silver: KEMA Reports of Performance
A KEMA Report of Performance is issued when a component successfully passed a subset of a standard's type test program, its technical drawings have been verified and a visual inspection has been carried out. 

A KEMA Report of Performance is a green, leather-bound document with a silver-embossed cover text. The first page contains a green ribbon and a silver seal.

Grey: KEMA Test Report
In all other cases where tests are performed at a KEMA Laboratories facility, a KEMA Test Report is issued. This could mean tests were performed according to the customer's specifications or that the tests did not fulfil the requirements of the standard. It could also mean drawings were not provided or there was no visual inspection.

A KEMA Test Report has a grey-embossed cover and seal.

Inspection Report
An inspection report records tests witnessed by KEMA Laboratories Inspectors in a non-KEMA Laboratories facility. If the witnessed test complies with the full type test program then an 'Inspection Report regarding Type Test' is issued. We also provide factory acceptance and special inspection reports regarding quality deviations or process audits. On request, we can also supply a one page summary of the report.

An Inspection Report has a white softcover.

List of KEMA Type Test Certificates


Our Type Test Certificates Database allows you to search for components which have received a KEMA Type Test Certificate. You can search by component, standard or owner.

Checking the validity of a Type Test Certificate


The Type Test Certificates Database consists of a list which confirms if a particular product is certified and whether a certificate presented by an owner was indeed issued by KEMA Laboratories. However, because inclusion on the list is at the owner's discretion, absence from this list does not imply that a certificate is false. Products are only included in our List of Type Test Certificates with the owner's consent. Should you have any doubts about the validity of a Type Test Certificate, Report of Performance or Test Report, please send your copy to contact.kemalaboratories@dnvgl.com so that we may confirm its legitimacy.

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