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An experimental comparison between isothermal calorimetry, semi-adiabatic calorimetry and solution calorimetry for the study of cement hydration (NT TR 522)

NT TR 522

  • This is the final report from NORDTEST project 1534-01 in which four Nordic and one US partners have made hydration measurements on two types of cement with different calorimetric methods.

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Consensus meeting on chemical testing of emission from building products (NT TR 506a)

NT TR 506a

  • This report gives the results and recommendations of NT project 1484-00 on establishment of a consensus concerning test conditions for chemical emission testing in the Nordic countries.

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Consensus meeting on chemical testing of emission from building products (NT TR 506)

NT TR 506

  • This report gives the results and recommendations of NT project 1484-00 on establishment of a consensus concerning test conditions for chemical emission testing in the Nordic countries.

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Elastic coatings: Crack bridging performance (NT POLY 184)

NT POLY 184

  • This test method specifies the determination of the performance of elastic coatings with respect to their resistance to certain repeated movements of a substrate crack.

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Building materials: Combustible content (NT FIRE 038)

NT FIRE 038

  • This test method specifies a procedure to determine the amount of combustible content in building products.

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Calibration of gypsum blocks for soil moisture measurements (NT BUILD 496)

NT BUILD 496

  • This test method covers the determination of calibration curves of gypsum blocks used to determine the suction pressure in soil.

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Building materials and components in the vertical position: Exposure to accelerated climatic strains (NT BUILD 495)

NT BUILD 495

  • This NORDTEST method is intended for exposing materials and components used in the building envelope to UV light, heat, water and frost. The method seeks to simulate the natural climatic strains. Its objective is to concentrate the individual climatic factors so that, in total, they produce a cycle of strains giving degradation results similar to natural exposure but in a much shorter period of time.

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Building materials: Emission of volatile compounds - On-site measurements with Field and Laboratory Emission Cell (FLEC) (NT BUILD 484)

NT BUILD 484

  • This method specifies a procedure for identification of planar emission sources on-site in buildings which may affect the indoor air quality.

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Building materials: Retention curve and pore size distribution (NT BUILD 481)

NT BUILD 481

  • This test method covers the determination of the retention curve and the pore size distribution of porous building materials and soils using a combination of pressure plate, pressure membrane and/or sand box apparatuses.

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Building materials: Degree of capillary saturation (NT BUILD 472)

NT BUILD 472

  • This test method covers the determination of the degree of capillary saturation of porous building materials. The method is not applicable to wood in its present form.

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Building materials: Emission of volatile compounds - field and laboratory emission cell (flec) (NT BUILD 438)

NT BUILD 438

  • This general NORDTEST method specifies a laboratory test procedure for evaluation of the emission of volatile compounds from materials as well as combinations of materials which may affect indoor air quality. The method can be used to rank various products and product types with respect to their emission profiles (e.g. emission factors, specific organic compounds emitted) in e.g. product development.

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Building gaskets: Tear resistance (NT BUILD 382)

NT BUILD 382

  • This test method has been specially developed to study the risk of tear propagation in gaskets fastened to a wooden substrate with staples or similar.

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Building materials: Emission of volatile compounds, chamber method (NT BUILD 358)

NT BUILD 358

  • This Nordtest method specifies a test procedure for determination of the emission of volatile compounds from building materials in a small, ventilated climate chamber.

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Building materials: Ability to prevent dripping of condensation water (NT BUILD 304)

NT BUILD 304

  • This NORDTEST method describes how to determine the ability of building materials to prevent dripping of water formed through condensation. The test provides both quantitative and qualitative results.

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Building materials, wood: Moisture content (NT BUILD 302)

NT BUILD 302

  • This NORDTEST method describes a procedure for measuring the moisture content in wood by means of electrical moisture meters. The method is based on the observation that the electrical resistance between two electrodes punched into a piece of wood is a function of the moisture content in the wood.

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Glue joints: Integrity in structural laminated products for exterior use (NT BUILD 299)

NT BUILD 299

  • The NORDTEST method presented here is designed to simulate the effects of exterior exposure on the joints and thus facilitate an evalution of the strength of glue joints in structural laminated members. The complete test, which involves two test cycles, can be completed in 24 hours.

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Building facades - coatings: Performance (NT BUILD 281)

NT BUILD 281

  • This NORDTEST method describes the evalution of the performance characteristics of surface treatments used in porous building facades. By comparing the properties of coatings on the substrate in question a suitable and most durable combination can be selected.

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Building materials - coatings: Wetting and drying (NT BUILD 280)

NT BUILD 280

  • This NORDTEST method is intended for the comparative determination of wetting and drying rates of building materials exposed to rain (driving rains) in service conditions.

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Building materials - coatings: Water transmission (NT BUILD 279)

NT BUILD 279

  • This NORDTEST method specifies a method to study moisture transfer through building materials exposed to excess moisture in service conditions. In the test transfer occurs mainly by capillary attraction.

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Building materials, coating systems on exterior wood: Performance -accelerated test (NT BUILD 229)

NT BUILD 229

  • This NORDTEST method specifies an accelerated performance test for paint coatings - expected to give maintenance intervals of at least 5 years on exterior woodwork, primarily joinery - for the purpose of evaluating their durability.

    Correlation with performance in use is still under evaluation and needs to be further supported by use of this test method.

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Building materials, coating systems on materials: Resistance and protective value (NT BUILD 228)

NT BUILD 228

  • The purpose of this Nordtest method is to examine the resistance to corrosion of metallic building materials protected by organic coating systems. The method is used to determine whether the resistance of a defined building material is sufficient to allow its use in a stipulated corrosive environment, ranging from no to very severe aggressiveness.

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Bituminous felts: Low temperature pliability (NT BUILD 226)

NT BUILD 226

  • This NORDTEST method specifies a test method for the determination of the ability of bituminous felt to resist formation of cracks under bending strains.

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Bituminous felts: Surface sliding (NT BUILD 225)

NT BUILD 225

  • This NORDTEST method specifies a test method for the determination of the tendency of bituminous felt to cause sliding in the surface bitumen as a result of solar heat.

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Bituminous felts: Tear growth (NT BUILD 224)

NT BUILD 224

  • This NORDTEST method specifies a test method for the determination of the ability of bituminous felt to resist tear growth.

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Bituminous felts: Water content (NT BUILD 223)

NT BUILD 223

  • This NORDTEST method specifies a test method for the determination of the water content of bituminous felt. The result is intended to be used to check the conditioning of the test specimens for measurement of tensile and tearing strength.

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Bituminous felts: Tensile strength and elongation at temperatures other than 23c (NT BUILD 222)

NT BUILD 222

  • This NORDTEST method specifies a test method for the determination of the ability of bituminous felts to resist tensile strains at temperatures other than 23ºC. The preferred temperatures are 0°C and -10ºC.

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Bituminous felts: Tensile strength and elongation at 23c (NT BUILD 221)

NT BUILD 221

  • This NORDTEST method specifies a test method for the determination of the ability of bituminous felt to resist tensile strains at 23ºC.

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Building materials - polyethylene films: Properties and durability (NT BUILD 216)

NT BUILD 216

  • This Nordtest method specifies a set of testing methods for homogeneous polyethylene films.

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Building materials: Formaldehyde emission - field test (NT BUILD 214)

NT BUILD 214

  • The method described provides a non-destructive field method for the assessment of the formaldehyde release from possible sources of emission inside a room.

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