Tests and curiosities

ESSA International Leadership Award 2022

This year the prestigious recognition of the ESSA association was given to Roberto Porta, "historical" technician of our Security section, for his important contribution to the development of the sector.

Wind load resistance standard for market umbrellas

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

Test in order to verify if an installed flooring is antistatic or not

The purpose of tests is to evaluate the capacity of the flooring to dissolve the electrostatic charge, which is created during the normal working activities, and in particular situations could represent a possible origin of fire or explosions.
 

The safety of playground surfacing with standard UNI EN 1177

UNI EN 1177:2019 provides a method to assess the effectiveness of impact attenuating playground surfacing.
The Istituto Giordano Security and Safety Department can carry out the test in accordance with this standard.
 

60th Istituto Giordano anniversary - Gala dinner

With the gala dinner, organized for all our employees and collaborators, a year full of initiatives came to an end. We celebrated the milestone of 60 years of activity, recalling the road made and renewing the will to continue following it with enthusiasm and renewed enthusiasm. An evening in which the sense of belonging and the sharing of common goals have been pleasantly mixed with joy and the desire to celebrate together.

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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.

New test shaker for the avionics, military, rail and civil sectors

We have installed a new vibration system employing ECO technology at our Pomezia branch.
The new system allows a greater range of products to be tested of increased weight and size (the table’s mounting surface is 750 mm x 1000 mm, extendable using auxiliary plates; the shaker has a maximum payload of 600 kg).
 

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".

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.
 

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.