ENERGY SYSTEMS

By improving the energy performance of infrastructure and equipment, we help our customers find the energy solutions that best suit their needs.

Non-destructive testing of infrastructure and industrial equipment is an essential diagnostic tool to improve safety and quality in any environment in which we live and work.

AVAILABLE SERVICES

Inspeção

Inspections

Consultoria

Consulting and Auditing

ensaios laboratoriais

Laboratory Testing

Calibração

Calibration

Energia e Infraestruturas

Energy and Infrastructure

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Electrical Installations

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Fuel Installations

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Gas Installations

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Lifts, Escalators, Conveyor Belts and Good Lifts

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In the field of electrical installations, IEP works on a wide range of activities, including inspections of electrical facilities, self-consumption system audits (inspection of implementation and installation of photovoltaic systems), metering system audits (validation of meters and ensuring communications are operational), measuring ground resistance, potential gradient, ground continuity and resistance, as well as issuing technical reports on electricity, including analyses of electrical facilities design projects.

In the regulatory area, specifically, as part of the electrical installations regime, as published in Decree-Law No. 96/2017 of August 10, and as an Inspection Entity for Electrical Installations, IEP conducts inspections of Type A and Type C electrical installations.

IEP has built a specific website for Electrical Inspections to submit inspection requests with automatic payments simply and effectively.

> LIGHTING NETWORK FAULT LOOP IMPEDANCE MEASUREMENTS

> MEASUREMENT OF POTENTIAL GRADIENTS

> OPERATING EARTH ELECTRODE RESISTANCE MEASUREMENT

> VOLTAGE DROPS

> INITIAL INSPECTIONS

> ELECTRICITY METER INSPECTIONS

> EXPERT REPORTS

> INSPECTION OF GENERATOR SETS

> CONTINUITY OF PROTECTIVE CONDUCTORS AND  EQUIPOTENTIAL BONDING

> ANALYSIS OF ELECTRICAL POWER GRID DESIGN PROJECTS

> SOIL RESISTANCE MEASUREMENTS

> PROTECTIVE EARTH ELECTRODE RESISTANCE MEASUREMENT

> PERIODIC INSPECTIONS

> DISTRIBUTION GRIDS

> PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS

> SELF-CONSUMPTION SYSTEMS

> RESISTANCE OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION INSULATION

> EXPERT REPORTS ON POLARITY, VOLTAGE AND CURRENT

> RESIDUAL CURRENT DEVICE TRIPPING

> PROJECT ANALYSIS

The IEP is accredited by the Portuguese Institute of Accreditation (IPAC) as an Inspection Body for Pressure Equipment (ESP) and Simple Pressure Vessels (RSPS), to carry out in-service inspections under Decree-Law No. 131/2019 of 30 August, and its Supplementary Technical Instructions (ITC).

Equipments:

Compressed Air Pressure Vessels

Steam generators and similar

Liquefied petroleum gas reservoirs (<200 000L)

ESP without applicable ITC

RSPS- Compressed air pressure vessels

> INITIAL INSPECTIONS

> INTERIM INSPECTIONS

> EXTRAORDINARY INSPECTIONS

> ANALYSIS OF REPAIR OR CHANGE DESIGN COMPLIANCE

> ANALYSIS OF INSTALLATION DESIGN COMPLIANCE

> APPROVAL OF REPARATIONS OR AMENDMENTS

> PERIODIC INSPECTIONS

> COMPLIANCE RE-EVALUATION

IEP is accredited by the Directorate-General for Energy and Geology and the Portuguese Institute for Accreditation as an Inspection Entity for Gas Installations.
Primary, periodic, extraordinary and other inspections of gas installations, under the regime of gas installations, as per the Decree-Law No. 97/2017 of August 10.

Technical reports on gas installation projects and on any other aspect of gas installations.

> INITIAL INSPECTIONS – BUILDINGS

> OPENING INSPECTIONS

> INITIAL INSPECTIONS

> PROJECT ANALYSIS

> REGULAR INSPECTIONS

IEP is accredited by the Directorate-General for Energy and Geology and the Portuguese Institute for Accreditation (IPAC) as a Gas Inspection Entity.
It carries out initial, regular, extraordinary and other inspections of gas installations, under the terms of the gas installations regime, published in Decree-Law No. 97/2017 of August 10.

Technical reports on gas installation projects and on any other aspect of gas installations.

> REGULAR INSPECTIONS

> PERIODICAL INSPECTIONS – BUILDINGS

> INITIAL INSPECTIONS – BUILDINGS

> INITIAL INSPECTIONS

As a Notified Body, IEP assesses the compliance of lifts, with a view to their going into operation under Directive 2014/33/EU.

As an Inspection Entity for Lifts, IEP conducts periodic inspections of lifts, dumbwaiters, conveyor belts and escalators, as per the Decree-Law no. 320/2002, December 28.

Expert reports, technical audits and professional advice on all matters regarding lift installations.

Energy efficiency of lifting machinery.

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ENVIRONMENT

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Health and Safety at Work

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Energy

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Nowadays, environmental issues are an ever-growing concern. With the aim of building a sustainable world, IEP has developed a range of services that allow us to respond not only to legal requirements but also to provide companies with higher standards in their respect for an improved environment.

IEP, therefore, provides environmental consulting services (system implementation, environmental licensing), circular economy consulting, environmental characterization consulting (noise, gas emissions, effluents), equipment and product characterization consulting (energy label, ROHS), among others.

To carry out these services, IEP has a team of qualified technicians at its disposal, as well as the right equipment to allow it to respond effectively to its clients’ needs.

Many of the services offered are carried out by the several accredited laboratories that are part of this institute.

> ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

> ROHS DIRECTIVE – DECREE-LAW NO. 230/2004

Over the last few decades, we have been part of major safety projects carried out in the business sector as well as in public network infrastructure.

We draft emergency plans and health and safety plans, assess industrial, technological and professional risks, and recommend self-protection measures.

We implement health and safety at work systems and carry out internal audits.

We are also responsible for the organization of external OSH services for national companies in every business sector.

> DRAFTING OF EMERGENCY PLANS

> COORDINATION OF WORK-SITE SAFETY

Sensible energy consumption in human activities is of extreme importance since these resources are finite, extremely scarce and unequally distributed. Therefore, it is very important to provide tools to support the decision-making process, that also allows the various economic sectors to effectively manage the energy resources used in their activities.

> SOLAR PARK PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

> PROJECT ANALYSIS AND SUPERVISION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY INSTALLATIONS

> ENERGY AUDITS

> ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

> REMOTE DRONE INSPECTIONS

> ENERGY CERTIFICATION

> ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

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ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

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The ever-increasing exchange of products on a global scale, so typical of today’s markets, has led to a need to encourage trust between everyone involved – manufacturers, consumers and official bodies – in a technically credible manner, but which is also compatible with a reduced “time to market” of most current products. This, in turn, has led to the increasing adoption of technical standards in the European Union’s regulations and in the legislation of its Member States, which have converged on essential product requirements. As such, there is a need to assess compliance of electrical and electronic products in order to be granted the CE marking required in the European market, covering safety requirements (Low Voltage Directive), electromagnetic compatibility (EMC Directive) and energy efficiency (EcoDesign and Energy Labeling Directives), among others.

IEP’s laboratories provide manufacturers with a wide range of electrical and electronic product testing, based on European and international standards, for assessment of the compliance of these products.

These laboratories are accredited by the Portuguese Institute for Accreditation – IPAC. Thanks to the EA and ILAC agreements, of which Portugal is a signatory, the tests carried out by IEP are officially recognized throughout the world.

IEP’s laboratories are also recognized in Europe by ETICS – European Testing, Inspection and Certification System (ENEC, KEYMARK and CCA agreements) and internationally by the IECEE – International Electrotechnical Commission System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (CB agreements). Thanks to these agreements, manufacturers that turn to IEP for the certification of their electrical and electronic products have direct access to the certification marks used in many other countries.

Check here our list of tests under intermediate flexible accreditation.

> PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

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ELECTRICITY

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TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY

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OPTICS

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TIME AND FREQUENCY

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MASS AND WEIGHING INSTRUMENTS

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PRESSURE

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MANAGEMENT OF CALIBRATION PLANS

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ELECTRICAL AND FREQUENCY CALIBRATION

IEP is accredited to carry out equipment calibration of the following: Electricity and Time/Frequency (DC Voltage, AC Voltage, Resistance, DC Current, AC Current, Frequency/Time, Electrical Phase/Angle, DC Power, AC Active Power, Capacity, Inductance, Harmonic Distortion).

RF and Microwaves (RF Power, AM Modulation, FM Modulation).

> CONDUCTOMETERS

> IMPEDANCE BRIDGES

> ENERGY ANALYZERS

> ELECTRICAL TESTING STATIONS

> COMMUNICATIONS ANALYZERS

> SPECTRUM ANALYZERS

> THERMOCOUPLE CALIBRATORS

> POWER SUPPLIES

> HOOK-ON METERS

> MILIOHMMETERS

> RESISTOR BOXES

> OHMMETER

> VOLTMETER

> LOW FREQUENCY

> OTHERS

> LCR METERS

> POWER/HARMONICS ANALYZERS

> INSTALLATION TESTERS

> MULTIFUNCTIONAL CALIBRATORS

> SIGNAL GENERATORS

> PROCESS CALIBRATORS

> TEMPERATURE SIMULATORS

> OSCILLOSCOPES

> MULTIMETERS

> MEGOHMMETERS

> EARTH METERS

> AMMETER

> HIGH FREQUENCY

> DIRECT CURRENT

TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY CALIBRATIONS

In the area of temperature, IEP is accredited to calibrate liquid-in-glass thermometers and digital thermometers (electronic reading units, associated with thermocouple sensors, Pt100, etc.).

Tests are performed to determine the thermal profiles (stability and gradient) of various types of equipment, such as greenhouses, thermo-regulated baths, ovens, muffles, cold storage rooms.

Many of these tasks can be carried out on the client’s premises – in situ -, thus ensuring the lowest possible downtime.

> LABORATORY AND ONSITE CALIBRATIONS

> HYGROMETER

> THERMAL CAMERAS

> DIGITAL THERMOMETERS

> TEMPERATURE SENSORS (PT-100, THERMOCOUPLES, AND OTHERS)

> LABORATORY AND ONSITE CALIBRATIONS

> HYGROGRAPHS

> THERMO-HYGROMETERS AND THERMO-HYGROGRAPHS

> TEMPERATURE AND DATA LOGGERS

> GLASS THERMOMETERS

> DRY-BLOCK CALIBRATORS

> OTHERS

OPTOELECTRONIC CALIBRATIONS

In the area of Optoelectronics, IEP calibrates equipment such as Optical Power Meters, OTDRs, Optical Spectrum Analyzers, Optical Patterns and Artifacts, Lasers and other Optical Sources, optical attenuators.

> LASERS (AND OTHER OPTICAL SOURCES)

> OPTICAL POWER METERS (OPM)

> OTHERS

> PMD ANALYZERS

> OPTICAL TIME-DOMAIN REFLECTOMETERS (OTDR)

> OPTICAL SPECTRUM ANALYZERS

ELECTRICAL AND FREQUENCY CALIBRATION

IEP is accredited to carry out equipment calibration of the following: Electricity and Time/Frequency (DC Voltage, AC Voltage, Resistance, DC Current, AC Current, Frequency/Time, Electrical Phase/Angle, DC Power, AC Active Power, Capacity, Inductance, Harmonic Distortion).

RF and Microwaves (RF Power, AM Modulation, FM Modulation).

> FREQUENCY METERS

> SIGNAL ANALYZERS

> TIME INTERVAL METERS

> OTHERS

> GENERATORS

> CHRONOMETERS

> TACHYMETERS

Mass (Weighing Instruments, scales)

> SCALES

In the area of Pressure, IEP’s laboratory is accredited to carry out calibrations of measuring instruments such as pressure gauges and pressure sensors, both at absolute and relative pressure.

> SPHYGMOMANOMETERS

> PRESSURE GAUGES

> COMPOUND PRESSURE GAUGES

In addition to equipment calibrations, IEP also provides other complementary services such as management of calibration plans (planning the company’s equipment calibrations, recall service as a reminder of upcoming calibration dates, etc.).

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF INDUSTRY AND BUILDINGS

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ENERGY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

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REMOTE DRONE INSPECTIONS

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DUE DILIGENCE OF LARGE INFRASTRUCTURE

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Energy and the way it is used should be seen as a company cost component that can be reduced. IEP has experienced and skilled technical staff that is able to set targets, alongside its organization, for reducing consumption, thus increasing its energy efficiency.

> ASSESSMENT OF THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY OF BUILDINGS

> DRAFTING OF ENERGY RATIONING PLANS

> ASSESSMENT OF ENERGY PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY IN INDUSTRIES

> ASSESSMENT OF ENERGY PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY FOR FLEETS

> ASSESSMENT OF THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE AND CONSUMPTION OF BUILDINGS

> ISSUANCE OF ENERGY CERTIFICATES

> ENERGY AUDITS UNDER DECREE-LAW 68-A/2015

> MONITORING AND EVOLUTION OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION INDICATORS AND DRAFTING OF PROGRESS AND EXECUTION REPORTS

Focusing on renewable energies and the decarbonization of the economy, IEP has skilled staff and the proper equipment to inspect your energy production systems in detail, to ensure better energy performance and a higher return on investment. Our staff’s skills allow for continuous monitoring, from the design and construction stages to the operation and maintenance stages.

> MONITORING AND OVERSIGHT OFF RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

> ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSALS FROM INSTALLERS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

> VISUAL AND THERMOGRAPHY INSPECTIONS OF SOLAR PARKS

> SOLAR PARK PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

> QUALITY CONTROL OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY, PERFORMED IN A MOBILE LABORATORY (IR AND EL IMAGE)

> WIND FARM ASSESSMENT: NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING (VISUAL, ULTRASOUND, THERMOGRAPHY, AND OTHERS – WHEN APPLICABLE)

> ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

> REMOTE UAV INSPECTIONS FORFOR THE THERMOGRAPHY ANALYSIS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PANELS, WITH GEOREFERENCING IDENTIFICATION

> INSPECTION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES VIA ELECTROLUMINESCENCE AND I-V CURVES

> FINAL TESTING (OVERSIGHT SUPPORT) BEFORE DELIVERY TO THE INSTALLING TEAM. PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE CERTIFICATE

> PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF THERMAL ENERGY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS, AND ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION AND EXECUTION OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PLANS

> WIND FARM ASSESSMENT: VISUAL ANDAND THERMOGRAPHICAL UAV INSPECTIONS

IEP provides UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) remote inspection services. These consist of visual and thermographic inspections, with georeferencing identification, along with photographic and/or video records and subsequent analysis of any anomalies found. This service is extremely advantageous, as it allows inspections of hard-to-reach places or very large sites.

Thermographic Inspection in Solar Parks
Visual Inspection of Wind Turbines

> WINDFARMS

> TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWERS

> SOLAR PARKS

> CHIMNEYS, PORTS, BRIDGES AND VIADUCTS

IEP has extensive technical, standardization and regulatory experience within the electrical, telecommunications, and infrastructure sectors. We propose to make our experience available to the market in valuing renewable energy production assets (solar and wind power), both for new infrastructure (project valuation, construction supervision, final acceptance and validation of yearly production estimates) and for existing infrastructure being sold (standards and regulatory compliance, conservation and maintenance, performance analysis, etc.).

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