A product data sheet is already sufficient to provide a non-binding offer of a classification or an orienting test.
TYPES OF TESTS
You can have your products tested and classified. Afterwards you will receive a test report with the corresponding picture documentation.
The components are tested directly in the test hall by experts. You can accompany the test. By means of this test, the resistance of your products becomes visible. These findings can be incorporated into their further development and improved accordingly. You will receive a transcript with annotations and associated picture documentation.
PROCEDURE OF THE TEST
With the hail simulation machine, standardised ice balls produced in the laboratory, up to a diameter of 70 mm, are pneumatically brought to an impact speed of up to 140 km/h. The speeds correspond to the natural fall speeds of hailstones of similar diameter classes.
In the test report, it is recorded for each component function specified in the building-specific test regulations whether the component is considered undamaged or damaged with regard to the damage criterion (such as watertightness, appearance, mechanics, light shielding and light transmission). This report serves as the basis for being entered in the publicly maintained hail register.
WHY IS A COMPONENT CLASSIFIED?
The test is a standardised procedure based on Swiss specifications (VKF test regulations) in order to be able to carry out a classification uniformly, reproducibly and in the highest quality. For each product to be tested, there are specific test requirements that are as real as possible. Each of the measurement procedures is electronically recorded and documented in the test report. Decisive factors for the load on components during hailstorms are the hail size, impact speed and impact angle. The manufacturer can advertise with the result of the test, the product classification, by referring to the hail protection register.
WHAT IS THE HAIL PROTECTION REGISTER?
In the Swiss-Austrian Hail Protection Register, all building components are published in a transparent, comparable and standardised manner.
Every consumer and architect thus has an objective means of comparing the resistance of the individual building products to hailstorms and can choose them accordingly. You can find more information about the Hail Protection Register here: Hail Protection Register
WHERE CAN YOU HAVE YOUR BUILDING COMPONENTS TESTED?
IBS – Institut für Brandschutztechnik und Sicherheitsforschung Ges.m.b.H.
Accredited testing, inspection and certification body
Petzoldstraße 45, 4020 Linz