tests on artificial turf

We test artificial turf for football, rugby and hockey according to European, FIFA, FIH and World Rugby standards.

Questions? contact: Stijn Rambour

See also the ERCAT website

Below a list of the most frequent tests:

Abrasion

Lisport (5200t) FIFA TM 9 *, EN 15306(2007)*
Lisport (20200t) FIFA TM 9 *, EN 15306(2007)*
12m lisport (5.200 cycles)+ ball roll FIFA*, EN 15306*
12m lisport (12.200 cycles) + ball roll FIFA*, EN 15306*
Extra 1000 cycles FIFA*, EN 15306*
Taber Test artificial turf without sand, per 2000 cycles EN 13672
IR lisport 5200 t ERCAT
IR lisport 20200 t ERCAT

Fire behaviour

Fire test artificial turf ISO 9239-1 (2002)*
Fire test artificial turf 1 test ISO 9239-1 (2002)*
Fire test artificial turf per additional sample ISO 9239-1 (2002)*
Fire test artificial turf DIN 51960

Construction Parameters

Total mass per m2 ISO 8543 (1998)*
Pile height ISO 2549 (1972)
Number of tufts per  m2 ISO 1763 (1986)*
tuft withdrawal force ISO 4919 (1978)*
Yarn characterisation DSC DSC/ISO 11357-3 (1999)
water infiltration rate EN 12616 (2002)
particle size filling FIFA, EN 933-1 (1997)
particle shape of filling FIFA, EN 14955 (2004)
bulk density FIFA, EN 13041 (2000)
thickness shockpad FIFA, EN 1969 (2004)
identification FIFA
plate test Prima 100 (LWD)

Classification

Lab classification FIFA FIFA
Classification IRB (lab) IRB
Classification FIH (lab) FIH
Field test FIFA FIFA
Field test EN EN 15330-1
Lab test EN EN 15330-1
Hockey field test FIH field
Rugby field test IRB field

Miscellania

Resilience of a monofilament (300 cycles) UGent-VT
vertical ball rebound FIFA TM 01*, EN 12235 (2004)/AC(2006)*
angular ball rebound FIFA TM 02 *
ball roll (excl.infill) FIFA TM 03 *, EN 12234 (2002)*
shock absorption, vertical standard, energy restitution FIFA
rotational resistance FIFA TM 06 *, EN 15301-1(2007)*
linear friction FIFA TM 07
dimensional stability EN 13746 (2004)
joint strength FIFA, EN 12228 (2002)
tensile strength of synthetic surface EN 12230 (2003)
Tensile strength yarn EN 13864 (2004)
immersion in hot water EN 13744 (2004)
Skin friction (securisport) FIFA
Skin abrasion (securisport) FIFA

Testing of artificial turf

Carpet resistance EN ISO 13934-1
UV ageing EN 14836, FIFA
UV ageing per hour and per space of max. 40x80cm EN 14836, FIFA
Determination of heavy metals UGent-VT
Static resilience UGent-VT
Head Injury Criterion (HIC) EN 1177
shock absorption EN 14808 : 2005 , FIFA TM 04
vertical deformation EN 14809 : 2005 , FIFA TM 05