Melbourne Testing Services

Site

Melbourne Testing Services

Accreditation No.

1047

Site No.

1040

Date of Accreditation

09 Mar 1973

Address

Unit 1/15 Pickering Road
Mulgrave, VIC 3170
Australia

melbtest.com.au

Contact

Mr Carey Arthurson P: +61 (03) 95602759

Availability

Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Calibration

  • The uncertainty of measurement is reported as an expanded uncertainty having a level of confidence of 95% unless stated otherwise
Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Force metrology - Force measuring and testing equipment Compression and universal machines in compression; Elastic force measuring devices; Force gauges; Load cells; Load measuring rings Force in compression Comparison measurement with reference load cell

AS 2193
Class AA 3.6 kN to 547 kN
Class A from 1.8 kN
Class B from 1.0 kN

Capability

including on site calibrations
with Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

1.5 % of reading from 0.2 kN up to 1.0 kN
0.2% of reading from 1.0 kN up to 547 kN
1.5% of reading from above 547 kN to 5,000 kN

Elastic force measuring devices; Force gauges; Load cells; Load measuring rings; Tension and universal machines in tension Force in tension Comparison measurement with reference load cell

AS 2193
Class AA 9.6 kN to 111 kN
Class A from 4.8 kN
Class B from 2.4 kN

Capability

including on site calibrations
with Calibration and Measurement Capability of -

1.5 % of reading from 0.2 kN up to 2.4 kN
0.2% of reading from 2.4 kN up to 111 kN
1.5% of reading from above 111 kN to 2,000 kN

Hydraulic rams and jacks Force in compression; Force in tension Comparison measurement with reference load cell Including devices used in pre and post-stressing jacks
and jacking systems used for stressing tendons in concrete to Class A requirements of AS 2193

Capability

including on site calibrations
with Calibration and Measurement Capability of -
1.5% of reading from 200 N to 20 MN


ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar deformation Concrete, grout and mortar Modulus of elasticity Static chord modulus AS 1012.17 Section 2
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar performance Concrete, grout and mortar Flexural performance of fibre reinforced concrete Beam with third-point loading ASTM C1609/C1609M;
EN 14651
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar properties Concrete, grout and mortar Compressive strength Core; Cube; Cylinder

MTS/QM Section 304
AS 1012.9

AS 1012.14 (excluding clause 6.2)

Flexural strength Modulus of rupture

AS 1012.11

Mass per unit volume - Hardened concrete Dimensions AS 1012.12.1
Adhesive strength of hardened rendering and plastering mortars on substrate; Tensile bond strength of concrete and mortar In-situ pull out test; Pull out test AS 1012.24, BS EN 1015
Evaluation of geotechnical and civil construction material - Concrete, grout and mortar specimen manufacture and curing Concrete, grout and mortar Specimen manufacture and curing Curing cylinder specimens in the laboratory; Manufacture and curing of flexural strength specimens in the laboratory; Manufacture and curing of grout and mortar cubes in the laboratory

AS 1012 8.1 (cl 9.3 only)

AS 1012.8.2 (cl 9 only)

AS 1012.8.3 (cl 9.4 only)

Specimen conditioning Wet conditioning of hardened concrete core specimens AS 1012.14 (cl 6.4d) i) only
Evaluation of load handling, rigging and tensioning systems Anchorages and supports for industrial fall arrest systems Dynamic strength; Static strength Not applicable

AS/NZS 5532 Sections 6.3.1 and 6.3.2 

Anchors and anchor plate assemblies; Embedded items and fixings; Lifting clutches for concrete elements; Scaffold ties; Threaded inserts Breaking load; Proof load; Pull-out resistance Not applicable

AS 3600 Appendix B, Section B.3;
AS 3850.1 Appendix A;
ASTM E488, ASTM E754, ASTM E1512 

200 N to 1.96 MN (including on-site proof load tests in the range 200 N to 900 kN)

Lifting assemblies Proof load; Tensile properties Not applicable

AS 3850.1 Clause 2.6 and Appendix A

up to 1.96 MN (including on-site tension and proof load tests up to 900 kN)

Breaking load; Extension; Proof load Not applicable

AS 4991 Section 12 

200 N to 1.96 MN (including on-site proof load tests in the range 200 N to 900 kN)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Evaluation of access protection products Access covers; Grates Bicycle tyre penetration resistance Not applicable

AS 3996 Appendices D4.3, D4.4

Fatigue resistance; Load Compression

AS 3996 Clause 4.2.13 and Appendix C;
BS EN 124 Section 8;
EN 1433;

WSAA Specification WSA PS-290

Uplift resistance to traffic/flood Not applicable AS 3996 Appendix J
Edge protection (including guardrails and guardrail posts) Load Not applicable

AS 1657 Appendices B, C

AS/NZS 1170.0 Section 4 and Appendix B
AS/NZS 1170.1 Section 3.6
Dynamic load; Static load Not applicable

AS/NZS 4994.1 Section 4 and Appendices A, B, C, D and E 

Fencing and gates designed for fixed installation Closing and latching performance; Durability; Rigidity; Strength Not applicable

AS 1926.1 Sections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, Appendices A, B, C, D, F

Fencing and gates designed for temporary installation Foothold aperture; Impact resistance; Simulated climbing evaluation; Wind force overturning evaluation Not applicable

AS 4687 Sections 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 

Material performance evaluation of elastomers, plastics and composite products Elastomeric bearings Stiffness Not applicable

AS 5100.4
AUSROADS Bridge Design Code AP-R405-12
QLD Department of Main Roads Specification MRT S81

RMS NSW Specifications B280, B281, B282
VicRoads Specification B652, B653
WA Department of Main Roads Specification 860

Shear resistance Not applicable

AS 5100.4
AUSROADS Design Rules for Bridge Bearings and Expansion Joints AP-R405-12
QLD Transport and Main Roads Specification MRT S81
RMS of NSW Specifications B280, B281, B282
VicRoads Specifications B652, B653
WA Department of Main Roads Specification 860 

Fibre reinforced composite materials Shear strength; Tensile properties Tensile tests with load stress and cross-head control

ISO 527-1:1993; ISO 527-1, 5 

BS EN 2243.1
ACI 440.3R Section B2
Material performance evaluation of metal products Fixtures and components; Prepared metallic test specimens Slip properties Not applicable

AS 4100 Appendix J, AS/NZS 5131 Appendix G

Tensile properties Tensile tests with control of strain rate, including yield stress and proof stress

AS 1391
AS 2291
ISO 6892.1
ASTM A370
E8M

Pot bearings Coefficient of friction; Combined vertical and horizontal load; Compression; Rotation Not applicable

AS 5100.4
AUSROADS Bridge Design Code 1992
QLD Department of Main Roads Specification MRT S81

RMS NSW Specifications B280, B281, B282
VicRoads Specification B653
WA Department of Main Roads Specification 860 

Prepared metallic test specimens Compression Axial load compression

ASTM E9

Reinforcing bar and steel prestressing materials for concrete Tensile properties Tensile tests with control of strain rate, including yield stress and proof stress; Uniform elongation (Agt)

AS/NZS 4671

AS/NZS 4672.2 (excluding Appendix B) 

ISO 15630.1; ISO 15630.2

RMS SF2013 / 184115 Issue 3
Fatigue cycling; Slip properties; Tensile properties Tensile tests with load stress and cross-head control

ISO 15835.1, .2, .3

RMS SF2013/184115 Issue 3

Bond strength Not applicable

AS/NZS 4671 Appendix C4

Bending properties Reverse bend; Simple bend

AS/NZS 4671

ISO 15630.1; ISO 15630.2
RMS SF2013 / 184115 Issue 3
Shear strength of welded joints in mesh Direct shear force

AS/NZS 4671 Appendix C5; 

AS/NZS 1554.3 

ISO 15630.2

Rolled products including bar, strip and metal sheeting Bending properties Pressure bend test; Reverse bend; Simple bend; Supported mandrel bend; V block bend

AS 2505.1 

Threaded fasteners, bolts and nuts Breaking load; Proof load; Tensile properties; Tension Tensile tests with control of strain rate, including yield stress and proof stress; Tensile tests with load stress and cross-head control; Wedge tensile

AS 1391, AS/NZS 1252.1 Appendices D1 to D4 inclusive, AS/NZS 4291.1, AS/NZS 4291.2;

ASTM A370, ASTM F606;

ISO 898.1, .2, .6;

RMS of NSW Code B240 

SAE J1216 

for the purposes of determining compliance with AS/NZS 1252.1, AS 1559, AS 2465, AS 2528, ASTM A193, ASTM 194, ASTM A320, ASTM A449, ASTM A574, ASTM F738, ASTM A836, SAE J429
Tubing/piping Tension Tensile tests with load stress and cross-head control

AS 1391

Welded test specimens Tensile properties All-weld-metal tensile; Tensile tests with control of strain rate, including yield stress and proof stress; Transverse butt tensile

AS 2205.2.1, AS 2205.2.2

Macroscopic examination Macroscopic examination

AS/NZS 1554.1, AS NZS 1554.3, AS 2205.5.1

Bending properties Slow bend on rail sections AS 1085.20 Appendix K
Wire, wire strands and coated wire products Tensile properties Tensile tests with control of strain rate, including yield stress and proof stress

AS 1391, ISO 6892.1 and ASTM A370

Bending properties Reverse bend AS 2505.4
Mechanical performance evaluation of components for building envelopes, framing and interior lining Stairway assemblies Load; Strength at ultimate limit state loading Not applicable

AS 1657 Appendices D and F

Mechanical performance evaluation of ladders, racks, scaffolds and supports Formwork for concrete Breaking load; Proof load Not applicable

AS 3610 Appendix A.4 and A.5


Ladders Bending properties; Cantilever; Deflection; Dynamic drop; Fittings/foot distortion; Permanent set; Shear; Stability; Static foot friction; Strength; Sway; Torque; Twist; Walking Not applicable

AS/NZS 1892.1 Sections 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, Appendices D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y Z, AA, AB, AC
AS/NZS 1892.3 Sections 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, Appendices D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y Z, AA, AB, AC, AD, AE, AF
EN 131 Section 5 (excluding Section 5.16)
EN 14183 Sections 4, 5, 6, 8 

Portable ramps for vehicles; Portable trolley jacks; Vehicle support stands Durability; Loss of height; Operating force; Overload; Release; Stability; Stop and structural integrity Not applicable

AS 2538 Appendices A, B, C, D and Consumer Goods (Vehicle Support Stands) Safety Standard 2017
AS 2615 Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F and Consumer Goods (Trolley Jacks) Safety Standard 2017
AS 2640 Appendices A, B, C, D, E and Consumer Goods (Portable Ramps in Vehicles) Safety Standard 2017
AS 2693 Appendices B, C, D, E, F and Consumer Protection Notice No.1 of 2010 

Scaffolding and scaffolding components Bending properties; Coefficient of friction; Distortion; Slip resistance; Stability; Stiffness; Strength; Vertical load carrying capacity Not applicable

AS 1576.2 Sections 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6 Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N
AS 1576.3 Section 3.2, Appendices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H
AS 1577 Section 2.2, Appendices A, B, C, D

Storage rack systems Cantilever beam load; Pallet beam bend; Stub column compression Not applicable

AS 4084 Clauses 7.3.1, 7.4.2, 7.5.1 

Mechanical performance evaluation of vehicle safety Couplings; Drawbars; Tow bars, tow balls and safety chain connections Dynamic load; Static load Not applicable

AS 4177.2, AS 4177.3, AS 4177.4
ADR 62/02

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