Automotive cooling system testing

Conducting thorough testing for the cooling system of vehicles

Conducting thorough testing for the cooling system of vehicles

Technological innovations are posing new challenges to the testing of cooling systems of vehicles. The requirements for testing cooling systems and their components are changing rapidly, due to more efficient combustion engines, different fuel types and the introduction of hybrid and electric cars. With those innovative mobility solutions also the quality and compliance requirements increase. TÜV SÜD carries out a range of tests to determine whether cooling systems and components meet relevant standards as well as manufacturer specifications.

What is cooling system and component testing?

The evaluation of automotive cooling systems and components can encompass a number of different safety and performance issues. A thorough evaluation can include testing for system and component durability, pressure pulsating, ageing, corrosion and erosion, climatic temperature cycling, pressure-vibration-temperature and materials testing, as well as permeation measurement. During the cooling system and component validation all relevant components are tested for their endurance and safety.

Why is cooling system testing important?

Automotive cooling system and component testing offers various benefits for OEM’s and suppliers:

  • Maintain the optimal operating temperatures and optimise overall performance of an engine's cooling system.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and manufacturers’ specifications by thoroughly testing your cooling systems and components such as the water pump of a cooling system or its thermostat.
  • Verify the safety and quality of your products to increase market acceptance.
  • Save time and money by identifying automotive component compliance considerations and technical requirements at the earliest possible stages of the product development process.
  • Minimise risks by reducing the occurrence of supply chain problems that can result in product recalls and reputational harm.

TÜV SÜD is your reliable partner for cooling system testing

For more than 100 years, TÜV SÜD has been the preferred testing and certification partner for automobile and automotive component manufacturers worldwide. Our state-of-the-art testing facilities, combined with our global network of technical experts, can provide your company with a single source solution for achieving compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, standards and voluntary industry schemes. These qualifications allow us to be a competent business partner for cooling system testing.

TÜV SÜD offers a wide range of cooling system and component testing that simulates the diverse range of operating and environmental stresses to which the critical cooling system parts are exposed. Cooling system and component testing by TÜV SÜD provides your customers with independent and impartial verification of safety and quality claims consistent with both OEM and industry standard requirements. And our global network of automotive testing capabilities and experts can support your testing efforts regardless of location.

Our automotive cooling systems and components testing services

TÜV SÜD tests all engine cooling parts as well as the entire cooling system. Amongst others, we perform pressure tests of the cooling system and cooling system leak tests as well as conduct checks of the cooling system for exhaust gas.

Especially for alternative fuel vehicles like electric vehicles we support you with our various cooling and component testing solutions in ensuring your automotive battery technologies of your electric and hybrid vehicles perform safely and reliable.
The operating temperature of li-ion batteries plays an important role to ensure its functionality, reliability, safety and durability. Keeping a constant temperature of EV batteries and providing sufficient cooling solutions if needed ensures a valid performance.

We offer the following tests for cooling systems and cooling system components:

 

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