Cerib is a certifying body for the QualiF-IB mark and has been appointed by AFNOR Certification, a French certification body, for approving use of the NF mark for many types of products.

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  • Voluntary products certification: audit-inspection visits
  • Assessment of the implementation of management systems:
    – quality (ISO 9001)
    – environment (ISO 14001 or in stages as per AFAQ Environnement par Étapes®)
    – workplace health and safety (OHSAS 18001)
  • Assessment of the implementation of an integrated QSE management system

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Since 2014, Cerib has been successfully deploying its downloading platform where customers can quickly and easily access Cerib documents about the services provided: metrology reports, inspection reports, etc.

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For certain precast concrete products and for raw materials for concrete, Cerib is a notified body appointed by the French government for carrying out the operations required by systems for assessing and checking the constancy of performance as defined by European Commission (CE marking) in harmonized European standards or European Technical Assessment (ETA):

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  • Initial type testing
  • Assessment of the efficacy of Plant Production Control (PPC) systems and detection of avenues for improvement
  • Testing as part of the technical assessment of on-site sewage-disposal (OSSD) systems produced by French and European manufacturers, and issue of ministerial approval for polluted-water treatment systems: septic tanks, separators, OSSD systems, packaged plants, etc., irrespective of the material concerned.

 

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Cerib is accredited by French accreditation body COFRAC (COFRAC accreditations No. 1-0001 – No. 2-1161 – No. 2-1019 – No. 2-1132 – No. 2-1954 – Scopes available at www.cofrac.fr).

  • Calibration and verification of laboratory equipment for the following fields:
    – force: compressive/tensile-strength testing machines and dynamometers
    – weight: weighing instruments
    – pressure: pressure gauges
    – temperature and humidity: stability and climate chambers
    – dimensions: calibration and verification of sieves/screens
  • Customized offering with flexible scope (COFRAC accreditation – scope available at www.cofrac.fr)

 

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Metrology – Testing press

 

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In addition, Cerib is certified against ISO 9001 (v 2008) for all its metrology activities.

 

MyCerib platform
Since 2014, Cerib has been successfully deploying its downloading platform where customers can quickly and easily access Cerib documents about the services provided: metrology reports, inspection reports, etc.

Set up a MyCerib account

Cerib is accedited by COFRAC Essais (Accreditation COFRAC Essais No. 1-0001, Scope available at www.cofrac.fr).

Tests on raw materials and concrete

  • Characterization of concrete ingredients: cement, aggregate, admixtures, additions, mix water, fibres, dyes, coatings, etc.
  • Measurements on green and hardened concrete
  • Tests on conventional concretes and new concretes (SCC, UHPFRC, agro-concrete, etc.)

 

Concrete and concrete-product durability tests

  • Performance-based testing of materials: porority, gas permeability, electrical resistivity, etc.
  • Accelerated ageing (solar radiation, UV, acid rain, etc.)
  • Accelerated carbonation, chloride intrusion, freeze/thaw, scaling, colour fastness, efflorescence, stain resistance, leaching, exposure to extreme conditions, etc.
  • Resistance of concrete to aggressive water
  • Abrasion of road products
  • Dimensional variation of products (wet/dry cycles)
  • Testing of materials at high temperatures
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Accelerated carbonation test

 

Mechanical tests

  • Mechanical tests to determine product performance: test-speciment design, flexural, tensile, compression, strain, and shear testing, etc.
  • Skid/slip resistance measurement in situ or in the laboratory
  • Preparation of mechanical design calculations to support decision-making, design, and installation of products
  • Measurement of instantaneous strain (Young’s modulus) and time-dependent strain (shrinkage, creep)
  • Pulloout tests (fixings on panels, manhole step irons, etc.)
  • Hard and soft impact tests for measurement of product impact resistance (blocks, tiles, benches, lamp posts, noise barriers, etc.)
  • Fatigue tests to assess resistance to repetitive loading (pipes subject to rolling loads, structural columns with respect to earthquakes, etc.)
  • Behavioural testing of masonry structures
  • Solar exposure tests on coated walls (insulating brick slips, masonry, etc.)
  • Pit Test (earth and hydraulic pressure resistance, etc.) for in-ground tanks (septic tanks, package plants, filters, separators, rainwater recovery tanks, etc.)
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Slip resistance test

 

Sewage treatment testing

Cerib is a French notified body for type testing for CE marking of domestic wastewater treatment systems (package plants, compact filters, reed-bed filters, septic tanks, etc.).

  • Hydraulic-efficiency tests for septic tanks
  • Treatment-efficiency tests for domestic wastewater treatment systems (package plants, compact filters, reed-bed filters, etc.)
  • Hydraulic-efficiency tests for petrol and grease interceptors

 

Hydraulic testing

  • In-ground tank capacity tests
  • Water and air impermeability tests for tanks
  • Flow distribution tests for compact filters
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Hydraulic testing

 

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Fire-resistance testing

  • Fire-resistance tests on materials, products, structural elements, structures
  • Fire-resistance tests on large, high-throughput air-conveyance systems (fire-resistant barriers and smoke-exhaust ducts made of a range of materials)
  • Intermediate-scale orientation tests
  • Fire-propagation tests on façades
  • Thermomechanical characterization tests for materials

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  • Preparation of Environmental Product Declarations for construction products (NF EN 15804/CN format)
  • Whole-Life Cost Analysis of products and works – Assistance for reducing the environmental impact of precast concrete products through an eco-design approach
  • Performance of Bilan Carbone® and Bilan Gaz à Effet de Serre carbon-balance and greenhouse-gas analyses of manufacturing sites or products
  • Environmental metering at manufacturing sites

 

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