Seismic Testing

We provide validation and consultancy on Seismic and Earthquake Testing, to assist manufacturers with the design, development and qualification of their product destined for seismically active countries and nuclear applications.

We work with manufacturers from the very beginning to try and understand the implications of environmental compliance. Through our Early Stage Qualification (ESQ®) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) services, at the design stage we reduce the risk of product failure by applying our understanding of the environment in which you are looking to operate your product. By using our pre-qualification testing services, we can help you increase the likelihood that your product will pass the testing process on the first attempt and remove the potential for future redesign work and associated costs and delays.

We can partner with companies from the initial stage of a project, providing technical and commercial advice and can assist with the following tests:

  • Single Axis Testing
  • Biaxial Testing
  • Triaxial Earthquake Testing

These are carried out in accordance with national and international standards. The typical seismic test standards we see are:

  • ANSI/IEEE 344
  • ANSI/IEEE 693
  • ASCE 7-10 / AC 156
  • BNFL ET 372
  • IBC and CBC
  • Telcordia GR-63-Core
  • ETSI EN 300 019-2-3
  • ESTI EN 300 019-2-4
  • BS EN 60068-3-3
  • ANSI/IEEE 323

To learn more about Seismic Testing and approvals and to see how we can help, email your specification and requirements to contact-us@element.com, enter your details into the blue form or call us on the number in the top right hand corner of this page.