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Floor coverings: Assessment of visible soiling (NT BUILD 325)

NT BUILD 325

  • This NORDTEST method is intended for the assessment of visible soiling of floor coverings. The soiling procedure simulates the soiling of floor coverings from dirty shoes.

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Particle boards: Compression strength (NT BUILD 317)

NT BUILD 317

  • This standard specifies a method of determining the compression strength of particle boards parallel to the plane of the board.

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Particle boards: Modulus of elasticity in tension and tensile strength (NT BUILD 316)

NT BUILD 316

  • This standard specifies a method of determining the modulus of elasticity in tension and the tensile strength.

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Particle boards: Shear strength perpendicular to the plane of the board (NT BUILD 315)

NT BUILD 315

  • This standard specifies a method of determining the shear strength of particle boards perpendicular to the plane of the board.

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Particle boards: Shear strength parallel to the plane of the board (NT BUILD 313)

NT BUILD 313

  • This standard specifies a method for determining the shear strength of particle board (flat pressed board) parallel to the plane of the board by rolling shear.

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Roof coverings: Wind load resistance (NT BUILD 307)

NT BUILD 307

  • The test method is designed to assess the wind load resistance of roof assemblies.

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Roof coverings: Strength of mechanical fasteners (NT BUILD 306)

NT BUILD 306

  • This method provides a way of finding the pullout strength of mechanical fasteners for roof coverings exposed to axial symmetric loading. Both static and pulsating loads are used. (In the case of unsymmetrical loadings, the strength must be evaluated separately).

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External wall elements: Freezing and thawing (NT BUILD 305)

NT BUILD 305

  • The purpose of this NORDTEST method is to study the'performance of external wall elements subjected to frost. This means to test if the materials in the elements will stand the freezing/thawing action without damage, to determine possible curving of the elements due to moisture gradients or differncial thermal expansion, and to test the bond strength between different materials in the elements.

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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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Paint coatings, organic foil: Carbon dioxide diffusion resistance (NT BUILD 300)

NT BUILD 300

  • This NORDTEST method is developed to determine the gas diffusion resistance of building sealants for the protection of concrete.

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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 materials, tightening tapes: Performance (NT BUILD 298)

NT BUILD 298

  • This NORDTEST method may be used for examining performance characteristics of tapes used for tightening of joints and gaps in vapor barrier layers.

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Floor and roof elements: Uniformly distributed loading (NT BUILD 297)

NT BUILD 297

  • The load is applied either by the use of airpressure in airbags; method A, or by vacuum, method B. The loading method is determined by the type of element, purpose of test, available equipment etc.

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Materials, thin: Light transmission (NT BUILD 296)

NT BUILD 296

  • This NORDTEST method describes an accurate method to determine the UV and visible light transmittance properties of thin materials in sheet form as a function of wave-length. This method takes into account the light absorbing and scattering effect of pigments in the actual test materials as well as of the reinforcing material in composites, so that light transmittance through materials like coatings, plastics, glass etc. can be measured with a relatively simple apparatus. The effect of UV-protecting additives can, for example, be studied.

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Sand: Alkali-silica reactivity accelerated test (NT BUILD 295)

NT BUILD 295

  • This NORDTEST method covers the evalution of the potential alkalisilica reactivity of a given sand by the measurement of the increase in length of mortar bars during storage in a warm saturated NaCl solution.

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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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Punched metal plate fasteners: Strength (NT BUILD 267)

NT BUILD 267

  • This test method gives rules on the determination of strength and stiffness of punched metal plate fasteners and joints with punched metal plate fasteners.

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Materials, thin: Water vapour permeability (NT BUILD 265)

NT BUILD 265

  • This NORDTEST method specifies an accurate method to determine permeability coefficients for materials in sheet form. This method takes into account inherent cup effects in permeation experiments. This is necessary in order to properly interpret data for acrylic paints, wood, paper and other relatively permeable materials.

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Nonwoven geotextiles: Impact resistance - falling cone (NT BUILD 243)

NT BUILD 243

  • To determine the size of the hole made by dropping a standard brass cone onto a nonwoven geotextile, supported by water, and to provide an indication of the ability of that fabric to resist a sudden impact.

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Nonwoven geotextiles: Plunger pull out test (NT BUILD 242)

NT BUILD 242

  • To determine the resistance of nonwoven geotextiles to a load applied by a plunger vertical to the surface of that geotextile.

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Concrete, hardened: Air void structure and air content (NT BUILD 240)

NT BUILD 240

  • The method can be applied to determine the air content and air-void structure in hardened concrete. The air-void structure is described by means of the parameters, specific surface, spacing factor and air-void distribution.

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Floors: Flatness and slope (NT BUILD 239)

NT BUILD 239

  • The scope of this method is to determine the flatness and slope of floors.

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Floor and wall coverings, adhesives: Direct pull strength (NT BUILD 238)

NT BUILD 238

  • This NORDTEST method is intended for the determination of the bond strength between a floor or wall coverings and its support.

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Vertical surfaces: Assessment of visible soiling (NT BUILD 237)

NT BUILD 237

  • This NORDTEST method is intended for the assessment of visible soiling of wall and door surfaces. The soiling procedure simulates soiling materials brought into physical contact with the surface.

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Windows: Resistance to condensation inside the window (NT BUILD 236)

NT BUILD 236

  • This NORDTEST method describes a test method for evaluating the condensation performance of windows.

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