New materials and technological advancements are moving the industry forward to help increase the safety of passengers in the transportation industry. To stay at forefront of these advancements you need a testing partner with the experience and capacity to keep you ahead of your competitors.

Testing both passive and active safety systems, Element's experts can help provide the thorough testing you need based on your quality standards. Our experts have experience air bag deployment systems testing, latches and hinges testing, seat belt webbing testing, flammability of interiors and exteriors testing, and automotive materials testing, and many other safety systems.

Flammability Flame Testing

Flame, Fire & Flammability Testing

Element engineers conduct flammability and fire testing services to help their clients evaluate materials, finished products or components during research and development stages or to meet industry, commercial, or regulatory standards.

Electrical Testing

Electronics Testing Methods

Element tests electrical and electronic components and systems for automotive, military, aerospace and consumer products. Whether a simple temperature and performance cycling durability test or an extensive design or production validation program, Element's engineering staff is among the testing industry's most experienced.


Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID or IDD) Testing 

Element helps breath alcohol ignition interlock device manufacturers meet standards for their products to comply with Federal Register/ Vol. 57 No. 67/ Tuesday, April 7, 1992 Notices NHTSA Docket No. 91-07, Notice 2, and Cenelec EN 50436-1 and -2. Element St. Paul is a nationally recognized, independent testing laboratory with 15 years of experience testing alcohol detection devices. 

Environmental Chamber

Climatics & Environmental Simulation

Element can simulate a wide variety of environmental conditions to recreate those encountered by products, parts, test components, or systems in field use. In addition, simulated conditions can be combined with operational requirements such as power/loading, hydraulic and pneumatic operation, and conditioned fuel, oil, or air.

Mechanical Testing

Material Properties Testing

Element experts see your product from a different angle. We see its characteristics—hardness, flexibility, density, flammability, weatherability—as quantities that can be precisely measured. Once we’ve discovered those numbers, we can show you how well it will do its job and for how long; we can assess its future performance against heat, chemicals, moisture, friction, stress.


Hail Impact Testing

Hail damages roofs, skylights, automobiles and other vehicles, and crops and livestock. For safety and quality reasons, a hail impact testing program is an important part of your product plan.


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