Softbody & Hardbody Impact Testing
These tests can be classified as “Hard Body” or “Soft Body” and can be applied on all external envelope building components. These can be carried out on-site at client’s premises or at BET’s purposely built test facility.
Impact resistance testing is testing an object’s ability to resist high rate loading. Think of it as one object striking another object at a relatively high speed. Resistance to impact for curtain walling, cladding, windows, doors etc. can depend on a number of factors. Impact resistance is one of the most important properties for a part or façade designer to consider. Not just the ability of the material under test to resist impact, factors including how that material is fixed, what material it is fixed with and how it transfers its impact load to the building will impact on its overall resistance. It is therefore imperative that impact testing is carried out prior to ensure the correct system is selected for the project. BET can test to the following standards:
- BS EN 14019:2004
- BS 8200:1985
- CWCT section 15
- BS EN 13049:2003
- CWCT Technical Note No 76
- BS EN 6375-2:2009
- BS EN 950:1999
- BS EN 1192:2000
- BS EN 12600 Pendulum Test
BET have more experience in impact testing than any other Irish Company
Contact BET for all your hard body impact testing requirements.