KEMA Laboratories

Accredited testing and certification of equipment for transmission and distribution of electricity.

KEMA Laboratories
As DNV GL we will continue to issue KEMA certificates from our laboratories to maintain industry recognition for these trusted documents.

DNV GL has 90 years of experience in inspections, testing and certification throughout the world. Performance improvement, risk management and quality control are central to the way we resolve dilemmas related to availability, sustainability and profitability on behalf of our customers. We focus on the transfer moments within the value chain. Together with our customers we are able to identify, analyze and manage the main risks that occur.

DNV GL KEMA Laboratories testing, inspection and certification services

Our testing, inspection and certification services

From our laboratory type testing and certification experience we see that 25% of the high-voltage components fail initial testing. We have translated the need to control risks into specific services. We are active in several technical committees and provide state-of-the-art information on standard developments. DNV GL has offices and strategic partners in Europe, Asia and the United States and independent testing laboratories in Europe and the United States.

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KEMA Laboratories 90 years introduction


A lifetime in testing
In 1927, KEMA was born to verify the safety and compliance of electrical components in the Netherlands. 90 years later, the world and industry in which we operate may have changed beyond recognition, but our commitment to ensuring quality and reliability through independent testing is the same as ever.

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KEMA Laboratories

KEMA Laboratories

All laboratories are designed and equipped to test in accordance with the latest international standards. The laboratories in the Netherlands are accredited according to ISO / IEC 17025 by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA). The RvA scopes can be found under the reference numbers L 020, L 218 and K 009.

This section provides detailed information on the capabilities of the laboratories. Information is available (downloadable) on how to contact us and how to send your equipment to the laboratories.

Our group of inspectors can witness tests at a manufacturer's laboratories. The services offered include a full range of specifications, quality audits and acceptance testing.

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Transformer prepairing for testing

Our customer stories

Our main product is the KEMA Type Test Certificate, which is issued if a component successfully passes an internationally recognised type test program in our laboratories. For our customers, the award of a KEMA Type Test Certificate is a respected indicator of the reliability and safety of their products. KEMA Laboratories are located in the Netherlands, USA, and the Czech Republic.

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