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  • Chase Protective Coatings Ltd

    We asked 4 Ward Testing to carry out testing on a construction industry material that was not easy to handle , to help us achieve CE Marking approval . The organisation did this without complaint and along with the after…

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Try your Brakes!

Try your Brakes!

For mechanical, chemical and physical testing as well as ageing of automotive and motorcycle components.

4Ward provide a competitive, time-efficient testing service with clear and presentable test reports. We are delighted by the growth of the Automotive Product Testing Programs that we have experienced over the past two years.

Brake hose integrity is not the highest of car buying criteria, for the average consumer, yet brake hose failures certainly produce accidents of the type that gain negative global media coverage that is damaging to manufacturers and their suppliers. 

Ensuring your brake hoses will work under the most extreme standards is vital to protecting your business against litigation leading to unseen costs that can seriously limit or destroy a business.

The highest standards of testing will provide your customers with the confidence to continue to use your products increasing your value within your target marketplace.

Manufacturers, in Europe, attaching a DOT symbol to their brake hoses are certifying that specific hoses meet ALL the requirements of the FMVSS 106. (FMVSS section $5.2.2 (a))

Do you know if your brake hoses meet the requirements? 

  • We offer a wide range of physical tests including:
  • High Pressure Hose Burst Testing 10,000psi
  • High Pressure Hose Impulse Testing 3000 psi
  • Fluid exposure/compatibility
  • Whip Testing
  • Volumetric expansion
  • Environmental ageing -76 to +300
  • Tensile tests
  • Low temperature resistance
  • Ozone resistance
  • End fitting corrosion
  • Environmental testing

Our most recent video shows a Brake Hose Test being carried out. 

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