A cooperation among road authorities in Finland, Norway and Sweden has created a new Nordtest method NT BUILD 515 for hydrophobic impregnation of concrete. The road authorities of the Nordic countries allocate, yearly, vast sums on the hydrophobic surface protection of reinforced concrete structures (e.g. bridges) in order to reduce the risk for chloride induced corrosion, caused by the extensive use of de-icing salts during harsh winters or sea water ingress.
One more translation of Internal Quality Control – Handbook for Chemical laboratories (Trollboken - Troll Book) in German -
Laborinterne Qualitäts Kontrolle - Troll Buch - is now launched.
The Troll Book is now translated to nine languages and more versions are in the pipeline. All can be from Nordtest free of charge. The new German version can be downloaded free of charge here.
An updated version of DOC GEN 010 edition 6 launched. Nordtest certification of Non-destructive testing personnel version 6.2. The changes is most editorial updates and an addendum to §3.1 about web training courses. DOC GEN 010 edition 6.2 approved this month and following the standard EN ISO 9712:2012. Free download here.
An Italian version of the Nordtest report Trollboken NT TR 569 ed. 4 is now launched. It is a translation of the edition 4 of the book. The translation is done by the Instituto Superiore de Sanitá in Rome and distributed in the series "Rapporti ISTISAN". Download the report free of charge here: Con Trollo della Qualitá interno