Intertek Testing Services
May 2008
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Intertek conducts independent performance testing that gives products a competitive edge. Performance testing is a voluntary process that allows manufacturers to:

  • Gauge how well their products stack up against the competition so that more competitive products can be developed.
  • Make hard-hitting marketing claims such as “the world's quietest” or “most efficient.”
  • Prove to retailers that their products are best in class.

Appliance manufacturers have used cutting-edge accelerated test methods such as failure mode verification testing (FMVT) to improve their products. FMVT exposes a product to a combined set of amplified stresses and produces multiple failure modes in as little as one day to quickly pinpoint how the product can be improved. Intertek has also developed a patented, six-axis vibration machine capable of producing repeatable failure modes in a wide range of electromechanical components, products, and systems.

A case study featuring how Wolf Appliance utilized FMVT to make its new double oven more reliable was featured in the December 2007 issue of APPLIANCE magazine. For more information, contact Intertek; 70 Codman Hill Rd., Boxborough, MA 01719, U.S.; tel: +1-800-967-5352; e-mail:; Web site: Intertek


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