Innovation is one of IEP’s main foundations. Since its inception, IEP has helped national companies thrive, with the aim of developing innovative and high-quality products and services, without forgetting competitiveness.
Here are some recent examples of innovation projects:
– Studying the performance and coverage for private mobile digital networks;
– I_HeERO III (implementation and certification of automatic calling systems and automatic location systems for emergency situations for cars – eCall);
– Preparing new projects in renewable energy, automation and communications.
Here are three examples of projects
UAV REMOTE INSPECTION PROJECT
I_HEERO III PROJECT
Consulting and Auditing
Energy and Infrastructure
We are a technically-skilled team that works with up-to-date knowledge and experience of the latest methods and best practices for quality management system consulting and auditing services.
As a business partner for companies, we drive the continuous improvement of their management processes, allowing them to achieve higher national and international quality standards and competitiveness.
> INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CONSULTANCY
> INTEGRATED SYSTEM MANAGEMENT: QASR (QUALITY ASSURANCE STATUS REPORT)
> INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
> RISK MANAGEMENT
> QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND ENGINEERING
> IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW WORK METHODS
> 5’S METHODOLOGY
> ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT
> INDUSTRIAL DIAGNOSTICS AND MANUFACTURING UNIT REORGANIZATION
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
> REMOTE DRONE INSPECTIONS
> ENERGY CERTIFICATION
ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS
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
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) is the ability of electrical and electronic equipment to operate properly and as expected in their intended electromagnetic environment, without causing electromagnetic disturbances that interfere with other nearby equipment.
In Europe, all electronic devices, whether powered by the electricity grid or batteries, must comply with Directive 2014/30/EU Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) – unless they have some form of intentional radio frequency communication, in which case their electromagnetic compatibility comes under the scope of Directive 2014/53/EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED). These Directives (EMC and RED) aim to ensure that electrical and electronic equipment have adequate levels of immunity while not causing disturbances that are too high.
IEP’s laboratories have more than three decades’ experience of assessing EMC phenomena in electrical and electronic equipment, supporting manufacturers at all stages of the product development cycle, from design to their compliance certification with applicable standards and directives.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF INDUSTRY AND BUILDINGS
ENERGY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
REMOTE DRONE INSPECTIONS
DUE DILIGENCE OF LARGE INFRASTRUCTURE
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 AND 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
> 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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