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ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental membership organization and the world's largest developer of voluntary International Standards. ISO have 163 member countries who are the national standards bodies around the world, with its Central Secretariat based in Geneva, Switzerland.

ISO Catalogues for standard methods for testing of Refractories and refractory materials are available at -


Besides, there are other standard methods for testing of Refractories followed in different countries by refractory producers and end-users depending on specific requirements or suitability. Though different but all methods have same purpose and are instrumental in specifying, testing, and evaluating the chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of refractories and the materials of which it is made of.

Some of these are given hereunder with their links:

Standard Methods for Testing of Refractories and Refractory Materials 

  • ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) standards for testing of refractory materials – http://www.astm.org/Standards/refractory-standards.html     
  • BS (British Standards): Refractory standards and methods for testing of Refractories as per BS at – http://products.ihs.com/bs-seo/00187665.htm
  • Indian Standard methods for testing of refractory materials and Refractories (IS) at - http://www.bis.org.in/index.asp 
  • GOST (Russian Standards) -http://www.sarm.am/en/standarts/browse/33/324
  • DIN (Deutsches In stitut fur Normung), German Standards: Refractory standards and methods for testing of Refractories specified by DIN can be viewed at http://www.din.de/cmd?languageid=en&workflowname=dinSearch   or http://www.din.de/cmd?level=tpl-bereich&languageid=en&cmsareaid=about_us

Refractory Standard and Standard Methods for testing of Refractories and Refractory Materials

Testing of Refractories is important for assessing material characteristics as well as to ensure suitability of that refractory product for its desired applications. In recent years due to heavy increase in the volume of refractory production coupled with load of variety of services, several methods are being devised for rapid testing and exact determination of the quality of Refractories and their suitability for a specified application. But most of these methods are generally devised keeping in mind of the peculiarities of a given plant and so they are often too specific to give a complete picture about the materials. There lies the necessity of refractory standards and also setting standard methods for testing of refractories and refractory materials to ensure good quality and workmanship towards safe utilization.