Antonietta Serra

Antonietta Serra
Tel. 0541 322.369


Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology laboratory

This laboratory carries out testing on principal plant components and mechanical/physical system components (radiators, fireplaces, water and gas valves, piping, connectors, collectors, air conditioning plant parts etc.) used to maximise temperature, humidity and ventilation systems for the health, hygiene and comfort of people inside closed environments.

Furthermore, the laboratory is fitted out with an innovative environmental test room, designed and constructed in-house by Istituto Giordano, to determine the thermal output emitted by hot water radiators.
This test room was constructed according to UNI EN 442-2:2002 and is accredited by ACCREDIA (Lab. No. 0021) for testing the thermal performance of radiators.

During 20007 and 2009, the IG test room played an important role in a Round Robin Test conducted by European laboratories as specified in NB-CPD/SG03-WG1.

From 2007 (and successive modifications) Istituto Giordano has been awarded Notified Body status as specified in 89/106/EC (the Construction Products Directive) authorising the Laboratory to carry out testing on solid fuel Heat appliance (fireplaces, stoves, boilers, cookers, pellet stoves, slow heat release appliances).
Main Activities:
  •  Testing on valves and piping.
  • Solid fuel heating boilers (UNI EN 303-5).
  • Testing of bathroom fixtures and fittings.
  • Notified Body for initial type testing for CE Marking on:
- inset stoves and open fireplaces fired by solid fuels (UNI EN 13229), solid fuel stoves (UNI EN 13240)
- residential space heating appliances and boilers fired by wood pellets (UNI EN 14785)
- solid fuel burning residential cookers (UNI EN 12815)
- residential independent boilers fired by solid fuel (UNI EN 12809)
- slow heat release appliances fired by solid fuel  (UNI EN 15250)
  • Dust measurement in flowing gases on solid fuel burning appliances (EN 13284-1, art. 15A B-VG, BImSchV).
  • Testing on radiators and convectors (UNI EN 442)
  • Classification of dampers and valve leakage (UNI EN 1751).
  • Performance testing of exhaust and supply air terminal devices for residential ventilation (UNI EN 13141).
  •  Fatigue tests on heat exchangers (UNI EN 378, UL 207).
  • Prove di pressione pulsante su condotti e componenti industriali (impianti, collettori, componenti automotive, etc.). Pressure pulse testing on ducts and industrial components (plants, collectors, automotive, components, etc.)
  • Temperature monitoring.
  • Conditioning in climatic chamber.
  • Thermagraphic analysis.
  • Componenti per sistemi fissi di estinzione incendi (naspi, cassette antincendio complete di lance erogatrici e tubazioni flessibili, idranti soprasuolo, attacchi motopompa VV.FF. etc.), prove soggette a marcatura CE secondo le norme della serie UNI EN 671. Components for fixed fire fighting systems (hose reels, fire hose cabinets with extinguisher part and flexible hose, fire hydrants, fire tuck coupling attachments.
  • Special testing according to Customer specifications.
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