Test ASTM E90-09 for external and internal vertical partitions accredited by ACCREDIA!

More and more often, companies operating in the American and Middle Eastern markets are required to have their products or construction systems, generally external and internal vertical partitions, tested for sound insulation in accordance with the ASTM E 90-09 standard.
The accreditation of the test is an essential requirement and now our Acoustics Laboratory is able to perform this type of service.

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KEYSTONE, the US inspection agency, has recognized our tests on glass doors, windows, and curtain walls

We are the ONLY laboratory outside the US and Canada to have obtained such recognition. 
This means that a European company can be certified with Keystone by conducting performance tests at our laboratories, thereby making their product more attractive for the US market. 
 

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ECB•S Certification for burglary resistance products

Istituto Giordano is a recognized cooperation partner of ECB (European Certification Body GmbH) able to carry out the tests needed to obtain security certification for burglary resistance products such as: secure safe cabinets, ATM safes, ATM bases, strongroom doors, vaults, ATMs, etc.
ECB•S Certification guarantees that the products bearing its mark have been tested to the most exacting standards covering burglary resistance, fire resistance and quality of the materials utilised.

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THE AMERICAN NAMI INSTITUTION RECOGNIZES OUR TESTS ON WINDOWS, DOORS, CURTAIN WALLS AND FACADES

Istituto Giordano has been recognized by NAMI, the American Certification Body, for environmental tests, burglar resistance and mechanical resistance, according to the main American standards ASTM and AAMA, on doors and windows and curtain walls. On the America side, it has also signed a new partnership with Buildings Drops Inc, founded by Hermes Norero, a leader in the field of windows and curtain walls, for which it will test systems and products in Europe for the US market.
 

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Travel to Japan and Korea for Istituto Giordano


The Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nazario Giordano carried out an important trip in Japan and Korea to promote our activities in the areas of Product Certification and Laboratory Tests.
In Japan, a meeting was held with an important laboratory, CHEMITOX, based in Tokyo and laboratories in the prefecture of Yamanashi, specialized in tests on photovoltaic panels and industrial materials.
In Korea he met the representatives of KCL, the most important Korean Laboratory, specialized in construction and in various other technological sectors.

On 29/06/2017 at our laboratory in Gatteo, the University of Reggio Calabria and Bosch Rexroth carried out a visit to verify the conformity of the supply referring to the "Test Cell".

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The Florida Building Code

In the 1990s, the state of Florida was hit by a series of extremely violent hurricanes that caused enormous damage to homes and a sizeable death toll. It was therefore decided to establish the Florida Building Code, a set of standards designed by the US state of Florida to ensure that buildings are resistant to the hurricanes and tornadoes that frequently occur in this area.
 

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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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