Concerted Effort in the European Refractory Sector to Consolidate and Make EN Testing Standards Future-Proof
Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 85 - 86
EN testing standards for refractory products are widely used throughout Europe, and even worldwide, for quality evaluation and the establishment of technical data sheets. European standards (EN) have helped with the harmonisation of trade within Europe and globally. Although EN testing standards are well-established and accepted, their roots stretch back over 60 years and to this day, their content has only been adjusted to modern processing technology. No global and in-depth investigation of the repeatability, precision and reproducibility of EN testing standards for refractory products have been carried out for decades. Based on the common understanding that the fundament of EN testing standards for refractories needs to be consolidated and made future-proof, a research and innovation (R&I) consortium of refractory producers and refractory research institutes from throughout Europe have been formed to investigate, review and improve current EN testing standards. Started on 1 October 2013, the 24 month-long project ReStaR now enters into its final execution phase.
EN testing standards for refractories
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