Vipac Engineers and Scientists Ltd


Victorian Laboratory

Accreditation No.


Site No.


Date of Accreditation

12 Feb 1981


Victorian Technology Centre, 275-283 Normanby Road
Port Melbourne, VIC 3207


Mr Benjamin Smith P: +61 (03) 96479700


Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Victorian Laboratory

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Infrastructure and Asset Integrity

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Evaluation of air control equipment Air conditioning and ventilation systems Air flow Not applicable ASHRAE 55
ISO 5219
ISO 7730
AS 4740
ARI 650
BS 4797 Part 1
Dampers Cyclic test; Dynamic closure; Leakage; Operation; Temperature degradation Not applicable UL 555
BS EN 1751
ISO 10294
AS 1682.1
 SS 333
Fans Air delivery; Air flow; Fan speed and power Not applicable

Air delivery, fan speed and power of electric circulating fans for household and similar use, excluding ceiling-type fans, to AS 2071-1984

Air flow measurement of fans and blowers using ASHRAE 51-75 nozzles, pitot tubes

Air flow measurement of gas fired ducted air heaters using ASHRAE 51-75 nozzles to AS 4556 and AG 106 (M.O.T.5.13.1-96)

BS 848 Part 1
ISO 5801

Air flow measurements with least uncertainties of measurement of -

6% from 0.01 to 1.0 m³/s using orifice plates;

4% from 0.05 to 1.0 m³/s using ASHRAE 51-75 nozzles;

10% from 2 to 5 m³/s using pitot tubes;

4% from 5 to 50 m³/s using pitot tubes;

10% from 0.2 to 2 m³/s using hot-wire anemometers;

5% from 2 to 10 m³/s using hot-wire anemometers;

20% from 0.2 to 20 m³/s using vane anemometers

Evaluation of mechanical performance of pressure plant, pipelines and equipment Valves Pneumatic pressure Not applicable

AS/NZS 4129 Section 2.4.2 and AS/NZS 4130 Appendix F

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure
Mechanical performance evaluation of components for building envelopes, framing and interior lining Door, window and skylight assemblies Air infiltration; Deflection; Operating force; Proof load; Strength at ultimate limit state loading; Structural performance evaluation; Water penetration resistance Cyclic pressure; Static pressure including on-site tests to
AS/NZS 4420.1;
AS 2047 Section 2
Facade assemblies including interior and exterior cladding systems Air infiltration; Deflection; Proof load; Strength at ultimate limit state loading; Structural performance evaluation; Water penetration resistance Cyclic pressure; Static pressure

including on-site tests to 

AS/NZS 4284 Sections 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.8 and Appendices C, D, E (CSIRO SIROWET procedure);

 NCC Building Code of Australia (Volume 1, Section FV1 and Volume 2, Section V2.2.1)
Facade assemblies including interior and exterior cladding systems; Wall, floor and ceiling panels Water penetration resistance Field check - Spray including on-site tests to
AAMA 501.2
Products and appliances connected to the water supply - Physical evaluation Water service products - Connectors, filters, fittings, hoses and pipes Endurance; Hydrostatic pressure Not applicable

AS/NZS 4130 Section 10.1 , 10.4 and AS/NZS 4129

Back siphonage; Dimensions; Leakage; Pressure; Pressure cycling resistance; Pull-out resistance; Reversion; Thermal cycling; Thread form evaluation; Torque Not applicable

AS 1722.2, ISO 7.1

Field testing of thread checks in accordance with ISO7.1 and ISO 228.1

AS/NZS 1260 Sections 3, 4, 5 

AS/NZS 1462 Parts 1, 6 

AS/NZS 1477 Clauses 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.3.6, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 3.4.4, 3.5.1, 3.5.2 

AS/NZS 2492 Section 2.3, Table 2.1 

AS/NZS 4130 Sections 10.1, 10.2, 10.4 

including dimensional measurements for determination of compliance with Section 9.1 

AS/NZS 4441 Sections 11.1 

AS 3688 Clauses 3.8, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4
Thermal performance evaluation of building and insulating products Building envelopes Air permeability Fan pressurisation

BS EN 13829, AS/NZS ISO 9972

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