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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 7120


  • Section: M - Professional, scientific and technical activities
  • Division: 71 - Architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis
  • Group: 712 - Technical testing and analysis
  • Class: 7120 - Technical testing and analysis

Explanatory note

This class includes:
- performance of physical, chemical and other analytical testing of all types of materials and products (see below for exceptions):
· acoustics and vibration testing
· testing of composition and purity of minerals etc.
· testing activities in the field of food hygiene, including veterinary testing and control in relation to food production
· testing of physical characteristics and performance of materials, such as strength, thickness, durability, radioactivity etc.
· qualification and reliability testing
· performance testing of complete machinery: motors, automobiles, electronic equipment etc.
· radiographic testing of welds and joints
· failure analysis
· testing and measuring of environmental indicators: air and water pollution etc.
- certification of products, including consumer goods, motor vehicles, aircraft, pressurized containers, nuclear plants etc.
- periodic road-safety testing of motor vehicles
- testing with use of models or mock-ups (e.g. of aircraft, ships, dams etc.)
- operation of police laboratories

This class excludes:
- testing of animal specimens, see 7500
- medical laboratory testing, see 8690

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