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Labinsight: the metallurgy laboratory

The Metallurgy laboratory deals with the study of the chemical, physical and technological characteristics of metal alloys. To find out more about the section, we asked the manager, Paolo Orioli, for details.

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Labinsight: Building Science Laboratory

The Department of Construction Science is one of the 'oldest'. The main activities of the Institute are laboratory tests and site investigations for civil engineering and geotechnical road construction.

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Revised edition of Istituto Giordano Regulation for Construction Products Certification

Publication of revised edition of the regulation for the assessment and verification of constancy of performance of construction products and issue of the respective documents pursuant to regulation (eu) no 305/2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products (CPR)

 

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Labinsight: materials chemistry and environmental chemistry

The September edition of Labinsight features the Chemical Laboratory. Founded about thirty years ago, it has continued to expand over time and offers a range of services performed with the aid of state-of-the-art equipment. Full details are provided in our article.
 

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Labinsight: Heat Transfer - Calculations Laboratory

The October edition of Labinsight looks at the Heat Transfer - Calculations Laboratory, this department deals mainly with thermal characterisation of building envelope elements and studying the hygrothermal performance of facade elements, see the article for full details ...
 

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Optics Lab, discover the new Labinsight stop

With the fifth stop of the Labinsight series, we enter the Optics laboratory located in the new headquarters in Gatteo.

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LABINSIGHT: exploring the Low Voltage Laboratory

Dr. Giuseppe Arcaro, technical manager of the Low Voltage section of Istituto Giordano, tells us the execution of tests and tools of his laboratory.

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LABINSIGHT: a glimpse inside the Acoustics and Vibrations Laboratory

We tall with Dr. Andrea Cucchi, head of the section, who illustrates the tests and equipment that engage him every day together with his staff.

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CE Marking: performance and safety requirements of external blinds and shutters (EN 13659)

Product standards UNI EN 13561:2015 and UNI EN 13659:2015 define the essential requirements of safety that have to be satisfied by external blinds and shutters installed in buildings.

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Wind load resistance standard for market umbrellas

External blinds and shutters must obtain CE marking, but do market umbrellas belong to this category?
 

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Thermal and visual comfort : tests on sun protection devices according to EN 14501

The Optics Laboratory of IG has the necessary means and skills to quantify the effect of influence of sunscreens these shields according to the most up-to-date standards.

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Giuseppe Persano Adorno at the “Machinery Directive AdCo.” meeting

Last October 4th and 5th, Persano Adorno Giuseppe, our Technical Director – as President of the European Coordination Group of Notified Bodies for the Machinery Directive (CNB-M) – participated in Castelldefels (Spain) at the meeting of the “Machinery Directive AdCo (Administrative Cooperation in Market Surveillance)”, constituted by the Market Surveillance Authorities of the Member States of the European Union and EFTA.

During the meeting he presented the activities carried out by the CNB-M, which materialize in the adoption of the so-called "Recommendations for Use (RfU)", aimed at standardizing the operating methods of the individual Notified Bodies.