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Standards [CURRENT]

DIN EN 12371
Natural stone test methods - Determination of frost resistance; German version EN 12371:2010

Title (German)

Prüfverfahren für Naturstein - Bestimmung des Frostwiderstandes; Deutsche Fassung EN 12371:2010


The standard specifies a method to determine the effect of freeze/thaw cycles on natural stones. It contains methods for both a shorter technological test (test A) to determine the effect of freeze/thaw cycles on the relevant performance characteristics and an identification test (test B). The frost resistance of natural stones is determined by a test comprising cycles of freezing in air and thawing in water. DIN EN 1469, DIN EN 12057 and DIN EN 12058 refer to the test standard with regard to CE marking of natural stones. Therefore the standard addresses test laboratories but also natural stone producers carrying out factory production control. The Committee responsible for this standard is NA 062-03-11 GA "Gemeinschaftsarbeitsausschuss NMP/NABau: Naturwerkstein; Anforderungen, Prüfverfahren und Terminologie" ("Joint Working Committee NMP/NABau: Natural stone; requirements, test methods and terminology") at DIN.

Document: references other documents

Document: referenced in other documents

Responsible national committee

NA 062-03-11 GA - Joint working committee NMP/NABau: Natural stone; Requirements, test methods and terminology  

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 246/WG 2 - Test methods  

Edition 2010-07
Original language German
Translation English
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