When production amount and usage rates are taken into consideration, it can be seen that window sector has a significant share in our country. However, in our country where tons of window-door profiles are manufactured, to fill the gap in the sector regarding determination of performance characteristics of window-door systems built with these profiles and providing the results in an independent, unbiased and reliable way, FIRAT PLASTİK KAUÇUK SAN. ve TİC. A.Ş. being the possessor of the firsts in the sector, established Turkey’s “first and only” TÜRKAK accredited “Window Laboratory” with 100% Turkish capital and offered it for servicing the sector.
FUDEL (Fırat Conformity Evaluation Laboratory), service scope consists of following tests;
|1. Resistance to Wind Load||TS 4644 EN 12211|
|2. Air Permeability||TS EN 1026|
|3. Water Insulation||TS EN 1027|
|4. Load Bearing Capacity of Safety Systems||TS EN 14609|
|5. Calculation of Heat Transmission of Windows, Doors and Shutters||TS EN ISO 10077-1|
FUDEL will be able to carry out tests of associations and institutions which carry out market inspection and supervision in addition to type tests of window and accessory manufacturers operating in the sector, with its scope of service. This way; flow of national sources to abroad by sending specimens for testing the specimens taken from the market will be prevented and in addition to the contribution provided for the country’s economy market inspection and supervision activities will be rendered more active.
Windows are of the most important elements of a structure with the insulation, aesthetics and ease of use they provide. Also, with heat insulation it provides, it is an element that pays off itself on the structure, also ensures comfortable environments with the high level of sound insulation...
However, final customer is far from this awareness. Even construction companies and architects consider only visual and architectural aspects while making designs and then face with irreversible problems.
In studies we have started as FUDEL it is aimed to provide service to the entire sector in the fields of ‘importance of window, engineering calculations of window, personnel training on window’. In these courses hands on training will be provided to architects and construction companies regarding static calculations for window designing, profile series, auxiliary materials, accessories to be used and glass selection according to the data obtained from these calculations.
FUDEL also plans to organize training days which will be open for the participation of public institutions, construction companies and private associations and institutions to describe the importance of window in Turkey, to prevent erroneous applications and to offer higher quality products to the final customers.