TYPE APPROVAL AND AMMUNITION CHECK TEST, SUITABILITY AND INSPECTION OF THE FACILITIES
“BANC NATIONAL D’EPREUVE” APPROVES SMALL CALIBRE AMMUNITIONS
In 1981, following a legal and regulated process, it was officially qualified to test ammunitions in compliance with the C.I.P. (Permanent International Commission) standards.
TYPE APPROVAL AND AMMUNITION TESTING / SUITABILITY AND INSPECTION
According to the volume produced per year by the manufacturer, either Banc National d’Épreuve tests a sample of each new product batch in the calibre previously approved or approves the control laboratory set up by the manufacturer on its premises. The facilities are consequently inspected at least every three years. When imported ammunitions are involved, testing only takes place when they come from a country not forming part of C.I.P. international agreement.
Advice for hunters and sports shooters
- Only use cartridges whose packaging bears the “CIP” logo with the name of the Banc National d’Epreuve who carried out the manufacturer’s approval.
- If you reload your own cartridges, follow the reloading manual instructions very carefully. For increased safety, the Banc National d’Épreuve may also monitor the pressure on a sample of your ammunition and compare then those CIP specifications.
- Calibration of piezoelectric sensors
- Inter-laboratory tests
- Behaviour in gelatine
- Primer sensitivity
ISO 17025 ACCREDITATION
Banc National d’Épreuve is accredited by the LABORATORIES section according to the NF EN ISO/CEI 17025 standard and COFRAC rules of application under n°1-6348 for the internal ballistic testing :
- Maximum pressure
- Projectile velocity
- Projectile energy
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