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Automotive Fluids and Fuels Testing Services

UL Solutions can test and certify automotive fluids and fuels, which support thermal regulation to help prevent overheating and other hazards.

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Automotive fluids and cooling systems testing

Engines, generators, air conditioners and battery systems involve some heat exchange. When power is generated, regulated or stored, a thermal exchange must occur to prevent overheating and ensure proper operation of the system through a method of removal or intelligent regulation. 

Thermal regulation is essential to help ensure the efficiency of many systems and to prevent chemical reactions from reaching thermal runaway, such as those that occur when charging or using power stored in a battery system. UL Solutions engineers have deep and broad experience testing:

  • Radiator systems 
  • Oil chillers
  • AC refrigerant
  • Coolant hoses 
  • Battery cooling systems
  • HVAC lines
  • Plumbing connectors
  • Other fluid cooling systems

Electric vehicles present unique fluid testing challenges

Electric vehicle (EV) fluids, which multitask as lubricants and coolants, are likely to be formulated as vehicle design elements with fill-for-life applications in mind. EV fluid formulations may help dissipate stray electrical currents, and they must be compatible with the copper wiring and polymer seals and insulators with which they come into contact. Our automotive engineers have the knowledge, resources and state-of-the-art facilities to test the fluids required to operate your automotive products, components and systems. Partner with a global safety science leader to help your automotive fluids achieve the certifications to required specifications around the world in the markets in which you want to do business.

Why UL Solutions

Along with helping you address the complex needs associated with testing automotive fluids, we can also give you confidence in navigating new and growing requirements. By offering an extensive array of solutions, we can support your innovations wherever you are in the product life cycle while supporting your efforts to build and maintain brand loyalty and trust with your customers.

Our network of laboratories around the world — staffed with leading automotive testing engineers who have a deep and broad knowledge of local and global regulations and specifications — have the capabilities you need to test and certify virtually every aspect of your automotive product in one place. We are a global safety science leader, and when you partner with us, we can help you:

  • Optimize your development process
  • Reduce your costs
  • Receive independent and reliable test results
  • Accelerate your time to market 

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