Powertrain Component Testing

Test the safety, quality and durability of your powertrain parts and components.

From simple tensile measurements to complex engineering evaluations requiring simultaneous measurement and control of acceleration, load, displacement, temperature, flow and altitude, SGS delivers quality results, unparalleled service and fast turnaround times.  

We offer more than 1500 different testing services to clients across all sectors, including off-road and aftermarket, from our state-of-the-art laboratories located across the world.

Powertrain component testing from SGS

We have the equipment, laboratories and expertise to provide the following powertrain component tests and testing services:

Evaporative emissions testing

Our emissions testing follows standard US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and CARB procedures and tests to all the major standards including SAE J1737, J1527 and J30. We use Sealed Housing for Evaporative Determination (SHED) and Micro SHEDs for smaller components or vehicle parts, to test the following:

  • Component environmental testing (robot and vibration based)
  • Component lateral slosh testing (durability and noise system)
  • Refueling and fill testing (gasoline, diesel, DEF (diesel exhaust fluid)/UREA)

Vibration testing

We use electro-dynamic shakers to test your powertrain components’ ability to withstand shock and vibration. Testing is carried out at ambient and high temperatures and our systems can be coupled with high flow burner systems, environmental chambers, fluid systems and multi-channel data acquisition systems to meet your individual needs. In addition, we can also custom-build testing fixtures or conditions where required.

The following table is an example of the vibration tests, parameters and specifications we work to. The list of specifications is not exhaustive so please contact us with your own requirements.

Vibration Testing table

Servo-hydraulic testing

We use hydraulic actuators, electro-dynamic shakers, high-flow burner systems, environmental chambers, pneumatics and more to meet individual customer requirements. We specialize in the testing of exhaust components, dampers/shock absorbers, catalytic converters (including off road ATD’s), seat mechanisms, knuckles and more.

The following table is an example of the servo-hydraulic tests, parameters and specifications we work to. The list of specifications is not exhaustive so please contact us with your own requirements.

Servo-hydraulic Testing table

Catalyst aging

Aging tests are performed using patented C-FOCAS and natural gas/propane burner technology to on catalyst components, reducing long-term costs for OEMs and suppliers. We also provide burner manufacturing and engineering services, as well as ongoing support.

The following table is an example of the catalyst aging tests, parameters and specifications we work to. The list of specifications is not exhaustive so please contact us with your own requirements.

Catalyst aging table

Why choose powertrain testing services from SGS?

SGS is the world’s leading automotive testing and verification company, with laboratories, testers and industry experts located throughout the world. As such we are ideally placed to provide comprehensive up-to-date testing and consulting services for all powertrain component parts and materials.

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SGS Headquarters

1 Place des Alpes
P.O. Box 2152
1211 Geneva
Switzerland