About Element Berlin
Element Berlin, formerly known as GEVA (Gesellschaft für Entwicklung und Versuch Adlershof GmbH), is a specialist provider of materials, product qualification and systems testing to the global Aerospace industry.
Founded in 1999, GEVA was the result of a combination of the component testing division of BMW Rolls-Royce GmbH, Oberursel (near Frankfurt) and Dahlewitz (in Berlin). Since its formation, this laboratory has consistently developed and delivered a range of highly sophisticated testing:
- Spin testing,
- Vibration testing
- Structural strength examinations
- High cycle fatigue (HCF) testing
- Low cycle fatigue (LCF) testing
- Fluid and fuel system testing
- Non-destructive testing NDT (UT, FPI)
- Test concept definition and rig design
- Computer simulation
- Calibration instrumentation, evaluation, and analysis
At Element Berlin, our customers often tell us that we are not a typical “industrial” test lab, because of our continued focus on the more technically challenging, complex, and experimental side of the testing spectrum. Our customers use us because: “we often start where other testing labs give up”.
Berlin testing capabilities
- 2650 m² floor space
- 5 dedicated boxes for spin pits
- 3 large Spin pits, 2 horizontal spin pits & 2 small spin pits
- Vibration and HCF chambers
- 25m² & 50m² structural test beds up to 32 hydraulic channels
- Depending on test service 24/7 possible
Accreditations & standards
Our accreditations consist of certification in compliance with AS/EN 9100, International Aerospace Quality Management Systems per customer standards (e.g., Rolls-Royce/SABRe) and other industrial quality guidelines, including ISO 9001:2000.
Element Berlin also works closely with its sister sites in Warwick and Seville to deliver a comprehensive environmental testing programme. It's the ideal testing partner for Aerospace, Energy, and Automotive industrial manufacturers needing to ensure their products are compliant with either industry-specific standards or in-service conditions.
Our location is in the Berlin WISTA Aera Adlershof,15 min from Berlin- Brandenburg Airport BER Motorway (Autobahn) A113, Exit #5 Adlershof, 30 min from Brandenburg Gate (Berlin Centre).
Find out how Element test key structures within aircraft, under static and dynamic operational loads, to assess the impact of fatigue and to determine accurate in-service life predictions for these structures.
Element is the single point of contact for all your instrument calibration, service, and administration needs. Our laboratories perform ISO/IEC 17025 accredited or traceable calibration at the right quality level according to your requirements.
Element has extensive experience in vibration testing services and our vibration laboratories feature electro-dynamic and servo-hydraulic systems that can replicate low and high frequency conditions.
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
Find out about the range of NDT services Element uses to evaluate the properties of a material, parts, products, welds, or systems without materially affecting the integrity of the items being tested.