Testing, certification and training services
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+48 503 021 131
30-133 Cracow, Poland
Centralny Ośrodek Chłodnictwa w Krakowie COCHCentralny Ośrodek Chłodnictwa w Krakowie COCHCentralny Ośrodek Chłodnictwa w Krakowie COCH

ATP / FRC testing

General information about the Polish ATP Research Station at COCH

We carry out accredited tests in accordance with the ATP Agreement for the carriage of goods, perishable foodstuffs, as well as for special means of transportation tailored to these transports. We tests:

Heat-insulated means of vehicular transport for transporting perishable food products;

Isothermal containers for road, rail and sea transport of cargo, which allow transshipment between the above-mentioned different means of transport;

Insulated means of transport for temperature-sensitive goods - containers.

We perform temperature distribution testing, GDP mapping, DPD mapping, as well as issue ATP, FRC, FNA, GDP, DPD certificates, and perform periodic inspections of isothermal bodies to renew ATP (FRC, FNA, GDP, DPD) certificates.


ATP testing is covered by accreditation issued by Polish Accreditation Center No. AB 308, and a license to use the ILAC MRA international mark, of mutual recognition of test reports issued by accredited laboratories worldwide.

The tests are performed at the headquarters of COCH in Krakow - Juliusza Lea 116, 30-133 Kraków (click here for directions), as well as at the customer's premises at the address indicated.

There is an opportunity for COCH staff in Międzyrzec Podlaski to conduct the tests.

As part of our PCA accreditation, we perform:
+ inspections as a basis for ATP certification,
+ Measurements of the global heat transfer coefficient "K" for new refrigerated transport equipment, as well as those in operation that are the basis for ATP certification,
we perform full testing of mechanically cooled (refrigerated trailer, refrigerated car, refrigerated trailer, etc.) and non-mechanically cooled (refrigerated car) means of transport;
testing the useful cooling capacity of the chiller,
Measurement of the global heat transfer coefficient "K" for liquid food tank cars.

Inne badania (nieobjęte akredytacją PCA):
+ Measurement of the effectiveness of thermal equipment of refrigerated transport means, at the special request of the customer there is the possibility of testing with a thermal imaging camera,
+ leakage checks of the chiller's refrigeration system, with the issuance of a certificate,
+ checking the indications of thermographs with the issuance of a certificate,
installation and sale of thermographs,
Thermal imaging of heat loss in insulated bodies.

Details of the ATP Agreement:

Directions to the Research Station in Krakow:

ATP testing station can be driven to Gate No. 2 from the side of 116 Lea Street in Krakow
brana nr2 atp 2 3

Contact information:

Below you will find a directory of contact information for the COCH Laboratory and ATP Inspectors

mgr inż. Dorota Niedojadło

+48 12 637 08 57
+48 667 600 635

mgr inż. Bogdan Szczepański

+48 503 021 131

mgr inż. Mateusz Głąb

+48 502 334 462

mgr inż. Maciej Woszczek

+48 786 202 626