Certification Body
Multidisciplinary Laboratory

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New wind generator with 4-metre propeller

We have a new test rig!
Having designed and constructed the first wind generator in 2017, we have now built a new rig even bigger than the previous one and capable of simulating even severer weather conditions.

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CWCT Testing

In our Security & Safety Laboratory we perform numerous tests based on standards published by the CWCT (Centre for Window and Cladding Technology), founded in 1989 and now supported by more than 350 member companies drawn from the field of building envelopes and glazing, a sector for which it organises courses and publishes technical standards and guidance.

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UKCA marking: agreement between Istituto Giordano and BBA (UK approved bodies)

BBA recognises the CPR AVCP 1 and 2+ audits/inspections performed by Istituto Giordano for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining the corresponding UKCA certification.

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The MIAMI DADE County department recognizes our tests on windows and curtain walls

Our Security & Safety laboratory has been included in the list of accredited structures by Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources and Protocol TAS 301-94
This recognition is added to the three previously obtained: NAMI, KEYSTONE and WDMA, making Istituto Giordano the Italian laboratory for windows and curtain walls  testing with the highest awards in the USA.

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First UKCA certifications thanks to the agreement between Istituto Giordano and BBA

Many of our clients, including Chinese wood-based panels manufacturers (EN 13986 - VVCP 2+), have obtained the UKCA certification.

The factory production control (FPC) was assessed by our qualified auditors operating in Europe and China and, thanks to the agreement with BBA, no additional audits were necessary for obtaining the equivalent UKCA certification.

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Railway pantograph fatigue test

The test sample comprises a fully-assembled railway pantograph, complete with all electrical and mechanical components, installed on the supporting structure used when in service. The purpose of the test is to assess the fatigue behaviour of the upper-arm welds and note any other phenomenon caused by fatigue during testing.

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