In the focus

CE marking of power cables in accordance with the CPR: new notification for Istituto Giordano!

CE marking of power cables in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (CPR) has become mandatory with effect from 1st July 2017.
Istituto Giordano, notified body for AVCP 1+ and 3, performs preliminary testing, inspection and factory production control for CE marking of electric cables.

Certification of highway gully tops and manhole tops

Istituto Giordano has obtained ACCREDIA accreditation according to the EN 124: 2015 series.
The old standard for certification of these products, EN 124: 1994, could only be used until March 2017.

Glazed railings: ACCREDIA accreditation for UNI 11678 standard

We have recently obtained ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for the testing of glazed railings in accordance with the new UNI 11678 standard “Glass in building . Glass infill panels serving as safety parapet – resistance to horizontal static linear load and dynamic load – Test methods”.
Our Security and Safety laboratory can perform all the tests required by the new standard.

TEST CELL: thermodynamic characterisation of building enclosure systems

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".

Weather resistance of windows, doors, wall cladding and similar devices located in hurricane zones

Our Security & Safety laboratory performs testing in accordance with American ASTM and AAMA standards, along with the various technical regulations of American federal states such as the FLORIDA BUILDING CODE and NEW YORK BUILDING CODE, etc.
These standards specify the test methods most frequently used and requested by Italian manufacturers doing business abroad (in particular in the United States, but also in the Far and Middle East).


Emissivity measurements on reflective insulation materials

Istituto Giordano participates in the European metrological research project EMIRIM. The project will improve the emissivity measurement of any coating or surface treatment used in buildings and this will lead to a better assessment of IR heat exchanges between the surfaces of a building and the surrounding environment (both internal and external). Finally, it will be possible to evaluate the real IR reflection properties of materials used in buildings.

Motor ... Action!

These are not scenes from a film, but the live broadcast of a spectacular test in which the 1500 RPM motor of an aircraft propeller generates effects very similar to those of a tropical storm.