The test procedures according to EN 459

Summary: The EN 459-2 was published in September 2010 together with the European building lime standard EN 459-1. This part of the standard describes the chemical and physical test procedures for building lime and has been completely revised. The regulations in this standard are based on comprehensive investigations and orientate themselves on the existing and new product categories.


1 Introduction

Products requirements presuppose test procedures, the performance features of which have to be designed in such a way that there are values for the properties to be tested, which permit beyond doubt proof of the conformity of products with the regulations of the technical standard on which they are based. Therefore, test procedures have to be designed for the corresponding products, and it is not always possible to apply analysis and test procedures already standardized for a certain product group to another group.


When the building lime standard EN 459-1 was prepared in the...

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