• Small scale single burning item (SBI) simulator used for the EN 13823 room corner test.
  • A small scale furnace typically used to test small structural steel sections coated with intumescent coatings. From our work on larger furnaces and full scale tests we have shown that our furnace has a 96% correlation factor when scaling up to a full size test. Due to its modular nature it can also be used to test larger barrier panels mounted to the sides. The furnace can run any fire test curve from the BS 476 part 20-22 through to the EN 1381-2 and UL 1709 hydrocarbon curve.
  • A small scale jetfire rig used to develop intumescent products required to pass hydrocarbon and jetfire test conditions
  • A Brandshaft simulator used to test specimens to the DIN 4102 test requirements.
  • An ASTM E84 simulator.
  • A radiant panel apparatus to simulate BS476 part 7 and ISO 5658-2.
  • To keep pace with the ever changing fire test standards we have constructed a small test apparatus capable of running the following tests:
    • EN ISO 11925-2 testing for construction
    • BS EN ISO 11612:2018 tests on textiles
    • FAR 25 aerospace tests
    • UL 94 tests on cables, plastics and construction
    • FMVSS 302 testing for motor vehicle components.
    • ISO 4589-2 limiting oxygen index.

We construct these pieces of equipment in order to accelerate our own developments. This equipment miniaturises large scale tests where necessary allowing rapid turn round of multiple data from small scale, bench prepared samples enabling us to predict their full scale test performance.

This apparatus is available for clients to use as a tool in their own product developments without involving us in their R&D. For fire protection we can simulate BS 476 parts 20-24 EN1381 and ASTM E119. The furnace can also reproduce the hydrocarbon curve. For reaction to fire we can either simulate or undertake on non-certified apparatus:

  • ASTM E84 – 19b – Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
  • FAR 25 – Aircraft Materials Fire Test Handbook.
  • EN 13823 – Single Burning Item test.
  • EN 9239-1 – Reaction to fire tests for flooring.
  • BS EN ISO 11925-2 – Reaction to fire tests – Ignitability of products subjected to direct impingement of flame.
  • BS 476 part 6 – Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test for fire propagation for products.
  • BS 476 part 7 – Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method of test to determine the classification of the surface spread of flame of products.
  • ISO 5658-2 – Reaction to fire tests. Spread of flame. Lateral spread on building and transport products in vertical configuration.
  • DIN 4102-2 – Fire Behaviour of Building Materials and Building Components: Building Components.
  • DIN 4102-6 – Fire Behaviour of Building Materials and Building Components: Ventilation Ducts.
  • DIN 4102-7 – Fire behaviour of building materials and building components: Roofing.
  • UL94 – Standard for Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances.
  • ISO 4589-2 – Plastics – Determination of burning behaviour by oxygen index.