May 152013

During the first half of 2013 we have continued the AFTA Training Campaign. Pointed to professional training centres we have travelled throughout the Spanish geography, visiting centres in Burgos, Soria, León, Palencia, Navarre or Biscay.

After the Summer Vacations we will restart the campaign, oriented to 2013-2014 school year. Should you be interested in receiving a technical session, please contact us.

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Mar 152013

In this post it is offered a link to the most interesting publications of our Facebook profile during January and February of 2013.

1.- Summary of the year 2012: special synopsis of the most important news of 2012, according to the installations sector (as seen in Calor y Frío)

2.- Da Vinci award to the best European PhD in Fluid Mechanics: The Spanish candidate Ricardo García Mayoral was awarded by Ercoftac.

3.- Technical Conferences of the Spanish Association for Galvanization: They were held in San Sebastian on January 31st.

4.- Did you know about the first ISO standard? Through this link it is possible to find out, not only which is the ISO 1, but also an interesting application of ISO history is presented.

5.- 2012 World steel production report: This Web site offers a comparison of the anual production since 2004.

6.- 30.000 UNE Standards: More than 4.000 experts take part in the more than 200 standardization technical comittees of AENOR.

7.- Approaching Vocational Traning to Companies: The innovation centre Tknika, has developed some interesting projects to the installations sector.

8.- Steel Classification: Interesting article by the engineer Luis Manuel García.

9.- Exhibition: “ENSIDESA 1950, the birth of a Giant”: The Mining and Steel Industry Museum of Castilla y León keeps this exhibition until March 31st.

10.- Publication of the List of Standards Harmonised under the CPD: The Official Journal of the European Union published the list on February 28th.

You can access to the rest of publication by visiting our Facebook profile.

Dec 212012

From AFTA, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas, to enjoy with all your relatives. Moreover, we hope that the New Year 2013 will bring you health and joy. In addition, we wish that 2013 will be a thriving year in business.

The Association will remain closed from 24th December until 7th January. We will see each othe then, to receive the year we will celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

Kindest Regards

Roberto Oliva

Dec 202012

In October 2012 the AFTA Training Campaign was launched. It has been directed to Engineers and Architects Associations, Technical Faculties and Professional Training Centres and proposses free training workshops which can be adapted to each centre.

As a summary of this concluding year, a brief photo gallery of the workshops is offered. Should you be interested in receiving a training session, please contact us to set a date and to establish the contents

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Noviembre de 2012

Jun 152012

In recent times, AFTA Association has detected an increasing confusion between installers and prescribers, according to the suitable standard for conductions of fire protection installations.

As a response to the possible queries or doubts, AFTA Association has drawn up a notification to express its own recommendations in order to clarify which are the most suitable standards for those installations.

The notification is available in the web site section Other Publications. It can also be downloaded by clicking directly here (the notification is only available in Spanish).

Do not hesitate to send us any query come up from after reading the document. It can be done through our Contact Form or by sending us an e-mal to We will be pleased to solve it.

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