Paolo Ricci
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Paolo Ricci
Tel. 0541.322354
E-mail p.ricci@giordano.it

Heat Technology Laboratory

This laboratory operates mainly in the analysis of thermal insulation characteristics of materials and components in buildings, industrial applications and testing of chimneys.

The laboratory is staffed by highly qualified personnel with many years’ experience in the field of the thermal properties of materials.  The laboratory operates according to a quality management system (UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025) and is accredited by ACCREDIA (Lab. No. 0021) for thermal resistance and conductivity (UNI EN 12664, UNI EN 12667 and UNI EN 12939), water vapour permeability (UNI EN ISO 12572, UNI EN 12086 e UNI EN 1015-19) and thermal transmittance using the hot box test (UNI EN ISO 8990, UNI EN 12512-2).

Main activities:

DIAGNOSIS OF THERMAL PERFORMANCE IN BUILDINGS
 
- On-site thermal transmittance measurement using thermal flowmeters:
  • Thermographic investigation of buildings.
  • On-site verification of luminosity and solar characteristics of insulation glazing.
 THERMAL MEASUREMENT IN THE LABORATORY
  •  Thermal transmittance using the hot box method on walls/partitions and door and window frames.
  • Thermal conductivity and resistance using the hot plate with guard ring method.
  • Thermal conductivity of materials with low thickness dimensions (e.g. bricks, membranes, coverings).
  •  High temperature (50÷ 500° C) thermal conductivity using the hot plate with guard ring method.
  • Thermal conductivity with the radial method (e.g. insulation pipe coverings, preinsulated bonded pipe systems for hot water networks
  • Hemispherical emittance of diffusing surfaces (e.g. paints, coverings, solar collector absorbers, radiators).
  • Normal emittance of specular surfaces (e.g. glazing with low emission coverings
  •  Thermal transmittance of insulation glazing using the guarded hot plate or the calculation method.
CALCULATION OF THE THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF BUILDING COMPONENTS
  • Numerical analysis of finished parts of building elements, doors and windows, roller shutter boxes, curtain walling, prefabricated CLS concrete panels, self supporting sandwich boards, subframes and thermal bridges in general.
  • Calculation of thermal performance of underfloor heating systems.

THERMAL INERTIA ANALYSIS OF WALLS/PARTITIONS AND COVERINGS
  • Measurement of specific thermal capacity (specific heat)
  • Calculation of dynamic thermal characteristics.
MEASUREMENT OF HYGROMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS
  • Water vapour permeability of construction materials, thermal insulation, plaster/renders, membranes, thermal insulation for plants and industrial installations.
  • Absorption of water for immersion and diffusion.
TESTING OF CHIMNEYS
  • Metal chimneys.
  •  Metal flues and smoke and connecting flue pipes.
  • System chimneys with plastic flue liners.
  • Chimneys for room sealed heating appliances in concentric or separate air/flue or configurations.
  • Concrete flue pipe.
  • Concrete flue blocks.

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