The WPK Austria GmbH as a state accredited inspection body according to EN ISO/IEC 17020 carries out acceptances and recurring inspections for complete plants as well as individual components and assemblies.
We inspect ropeways and drag lifts, hydroelectric power plants and lifting equipment (lifts, lifting tables, stair lifts) and are also accredited as an inspection body for summer toboggan runs and flying constructions.
Since 2018 we have also been accredited as an inspection body according to ÖNORM B 5050 and our certified inspectors carry out pressure tests on water-carrying pipelines of hydroelectric power plants and snow-making systems.
The speciality of our testing laboratory accredited according to EN ISO/IEC 17025 is non-destructive testing (NDT) in all relevant fields. As an accredited inspection body, we also advise on the application of a suitable test procedure, draw up test specifications, take over quality assurance and carry out the corresponding non-destructive tests at the customer's premises or in our test laboratory.
The accredited testing/inspection body of the WPK offers you as a service both advice on project planning and tendering and non-destructive testing of components and the accompanying execution checks including quality assurance.
The following tests are carried out in accordance with national and international standards by our certified testers with qualification levels II and III:
The tests can be carried out directly on site at the plant or in our test laboratory in Kaprun. Our application areas are included:
The inspection body of the WPK is accredited for a multitude of acceptance and recurring inspections of components and assemblies up to the inspection of entire buildings and plants.
We are active in the following specialist areas:
Hydroelectric power stations
Summer toboggan run
Acceptance/recurring inspections according to EN 13814
Further areas of expertise of our auditing activities are:
The inspection body of WPK carries out both acceptance tests and recurrent inspections of hydropower plants or individual parts, assemblies and components.
Depending on requirements, the acceptance tests also include advice on tendering, bid comparison and plan and calculation checks. Within the scope of comprehensive quality assurance, we also carry out factory acceptance tests at the component manufacturers or sub-suppliers, construction site tests and final acceptance tests as well as the preparation of final reports and documentation.
In addition, process tests, work samples and audits (e.g. at sub-suppliers) can also be carried out.
Our services at a glance:
WPK Austria GmbH and the auditors of WPK entered in the register of lift auditors are an inspection agency for lifting systems requiring inspection in accordance with §15 of the Lifting Systems Operating Regulations (HBV 2009).
Our elevator inspection office carries out both the preliminary inspection (in accordance with §2 of the HBV 2009) as well as the acceptance inspection (in accordance with §3 of the HBV 2009) and the regular inspection (in accordance with §4 of the HBV 2009) of the following mechanical and hydraulic elevator systems:
Preliminary, acceptance and recurring inspections of non-commercial, private lifts and lifting systems are also checked by our inspection body. These are also subject to testing and monitoring obligations and must, for example, be accepted and regularly inspected in accordance with the Salzburg Lifting Installations Act - HebeAnlG and the individual state laws in the federal states.
The inspection body of the WPK carries out acceptances and recurring inspections of rail- and trough guided summer toboggan runs. The inspections can be carried out according to the national standard ÖNORM S 4730 as well as the international standard ISO 19202. Our customers include both manufacturers of summer toboggan runs and operators at home and abroad.
Our services in detail:
Water-carrying pipelines of new and existing hydroelectric power plants and snow-making systems must be examined for leaks and stability by means of a pressure test in accordance with ÖNORM B 5050:2015. The application of this relatively new standard ensures a long-term, safe and efficient operation of the pipeline and thus provides both the operator and the manufacturer with a significant added value, which contributes in particular to securing the investment.
The pressure test according to ÖNORM B 5050 may only be carried out by certified persons with the appropriate expertise or by an inspection or testing body accredited according to ÖNORM B 5050, such as WPK Austria.
Our services at a glance:
To ensure the quality of welding work, many sets of rules and regulations, e.g. ÖNORM EN 1090, the Machinery Directive, the Pressure Equipment Directive, etc., require the use of certified welders.
In addition, many clients of welding work also require sufficiently qualified personnel within the framework of product liability and quality assurance. ÖNORM EN 1090, for example, requires the use of certified welders, operators, welding supervisors and inspectors for all load-bearing components from design class 1 (EXC 1) upwards.
A welder's qualification test according to ÖNORM EN ISO 9606-1 remains valid for 3 years, provided that the welder is regularly engaged in welding work in the applicable test area.
The following services are offered by the welding engineers of WPK Austria:
The WPK Austria is accredited as testing laboratory of the GWT (Quality Association for Water Technology) and carries out both initial inspections and product inspections as well as monitoring inspections according to the relevant GWT guidelines.
The Quality Association for Water Technology promotes the production, assembly, maintenance and spare parts service of high-quality machines, apparatus and plants for waste water treatment. All Austrian and foreign manufacturers and suppliers can be certified by the GWT if they have a significant influence on the quality of the products.WPK contact person: