Pipes and Drainage

BBA Test Services carry out a range of tests on pipes, fittings, ducting, manifolds, gullies and inspection chambers.

Test areas related to pipes and drainage


  •  Thermal cycling​

Mechanical Testing

  • Bending
  • Box loading
  • Compression
  • Impact resistance
  • Resistance to ingress of water / foreign objects
  • Resistance to point loading​
  • Ring flexibility
  • Ring stiffness (pipes and fittings)
  • Rodding resistance
  • Static friction
  • Stress relief/effect of heating
  • Water penetration & Water vapour permeability


  • Airtightness
  • Watertightness of joints

Benefits of Test Services

  • Research and development
  • Test reports can be used to obtain an Agrément Certificate
  • UKAS accredited Laboratory

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