VŠCHT, the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, is the latest institution to purchase a MATEST elastic modulus system for its new cutting-edge laboratory.
“More and more important universities, laboratories and companies around the world are using MATEST elastic modulus systems for tests which meet international standards,” according to Alessandro Peretti, MATEST’s product manager for concrete and cementitious materials.
MATEST’s elastic modulus equipment can be used with a MATEST high-stability frame with a capacity of 2000, 3000, 4000 or 5000kN coupled to the Servo-Plus Evolution automatic servo-controlled system housed in a separate pyramidal frame. VŠCHT’s machine is connected to a 3000kN high-stability press and a high-end combined compression and flexural cement machine, and is one of the first to sport MATEST’s new design.
MATEST’s equipment is being used to carry out tests across a wide number of standards, including Germany’s DIN 1048 standard, UNI EN 12390-13, ISO 1920-10:2010, UNI 6556, ASTM C469, Swiss standard SIA 262-1, Brazilian standard ABNT NBR 8522 and others. It can also test the modulus of elasticity of mortar (UNI EN 13412), rocks (ASTM D7012, UNI 9724-8, ISRM UNE 22950-3) and proppants, used in hydraulic fracturing and gravel-packing operations (ISO 13503-2).
Other laboratories that have purchased elastic modulus systems from MATEST include University Hill in Australia, accredited laboratory Teede Tehnokeskus in Estonia and the Hansa-Nord-Labor laboratory in Hamburg. Hansa-Nord-Labor’s system has been used to test concrete from Hamburg’s and Frankfurt’s airports, the military airport in Wunstorf and the bridge Störbrücke along A23 Motorway in Itzehoe, Germany.