Testing of behaviour under climatic stress conditions
The mineral building materials laboratory has flexible accreditation for testing of behaviour under climatic stress conditions.
State-of-the-art measurement and testing technology mean that different freeze/thaw cycle tests can be performed with and without thawing agents (including CDF and CIF tests). This includes tests in accordance with:
- DIN EN 1338
- DIN EN 1339
- DIN EN 1340
- Code of practice of the BAW (Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute) on Frost Testing
- CEN / TS 12390-9
- Test Guidelines for Saxony
By measuring the level of weathering and assessing the surface of the test specimen after a set number of freeze/thaw cycles, it is possible to draw conclusions as to the resistance of the material in relation to the stress in a freeze/thaw cycle. These tests are carried out to analyse the suitability of a building material and as part of damage analyses.
In addition to testing the resistance to the freeze/thaw cycle, the Building Materials business division offers other environmental simulations on materials, e.g.
salt spray testing or acid resistance testing.
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