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 the 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 front 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 has 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 front 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.
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 as a result of testing in the past five years. You can search by component, standard or owner.
Energy meters tested to the kWh-meter standards are in retrievable in a separate register.
Checking the authenticity 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. The list only shows certificates that are the result of tests performed in the past five years.
Also, 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 authenticity of a Type Test Certificate, Report of Performance or Test Report, please send your copy to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may confirm its legitimacy.
If are using Internet Explorer, you may find it helpful to press F11 to see the database more easily.
Validity of a KEMA Type Test Certificate
KEMA Type Test Certificates are strictly related to the component tested. KEMA Type Test Certificates have no formal expiry date. The buyer of the component has to assess the link between the original component tested and the actual component that is being delivered.