ATP testing for transport equipment
Cold-chain operators are increasingly striving to improve the sustainability of their transportation systems. Key challenges include reducing energy use and improving climate conditions during transportation. Wageningen’s researchers have the expertise and a unique conditioned test facility in which they can optimise every type of conditioned transport of food or medicine. A variety of services are available for ATP tests.
Wageningen Food & Biobased Testing Services is accredited by “EN ISO/IED 17025 accredit testing laboratories”, with registration number L679 for tests within the scope of the accreditation as published on this RvA website.
Supplementary research can also be done to identify ways of improving the transport climate conditions or of reducing fuel consumption.
- K-value test: to determine the insulation value of transport equipment (single and multi-compartment tests).
- Pull-down test: a test to measure how rapidly the temperature of the cargo hold decreases.
- Capacity refrigeration test: to test the maximum capacity of the refrigeration unit.
Once you’ve received an inspection report, you can apply for an ATP certificate from any qualifying institution in the EU.