SGS - FIRST in ASIA to be EN ISO 9994 accredited for Testing of Disposable Cigarette Lighters
We are pleased to announce that SGS Hong Kong Ltd is the first laboratory in Asia to receive accreditation on lighters testing to EN ISO 9994. Compliance to this standard with a HOKLAS report is a cutting-edge market showcase of utmost safety of your lighters products. HOKLAS is an accreditation scheme operated by Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) which has mutual recognition agreements/arrangements (MRA) with fifty six laboratory accreditation bodies (62 accreditation schemes) in forty eight economies, including the Customs of different countries.
EN ISO 9994 includes various mechanical tests to reduce the potential hazards to users. It focuses on the design integrity and covers the tests simulating the normal use as well as the reasonably foreseeable misuse. Some of the tests in EN ISO 9994 are as follow:
Functional Requirements Flame heights Flame height adjustment Resistance to spitting or sputtering and flaring Structural integrity requirements Compatibility with fuel Resistance to fuel loss Resistance to dropping Resistance to elevated temperature Resistance to internal pressure Burning behaviour Resistance to cyclic burning Resistance to continuous burning To view the files please click here.
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