Fire and Flammability Testing
Obtain 3rd-party verification that your products meet prescribed Fire and Flammability requirements.
Conducting Fire and Flammability testing enables you to meet local, state or national building product codes. Partnering with Intertek affords you the access to the industry’s premier experts and one of the most diverse portfolio of fire testing services in the world. From construction products and cables, to textiles and furniture, manufacturers must often test their products for fire resistance, flammability, and flame spread before they can be legally sold on the market.
Intertek's fire resistance testing facilities include vertical and horizontal full-size, half-scale, and small-scale furnaces as well as an Intermediate Scale, Multistory Test Apparatus (ISMA) allowing us to test products of virtually any size. Our flammability testing facilities contain a cone calorimeter and several rooms for full-scale room burns and large hoods for open calorimetry allowing us to meet all of your flammability testing needs. For Furniture Testing, our laboratories can perform testing to virtually all applicable standards, including ASTM E1537, BIFMA, NFPA 266, NFPA 267, UFAC, and California Technical Bulletins 116, 117, 129, and 133.
Flammability and Fire Resistance
Whether testing to industry requirements, association standards, or running custom tests for research and development, Intertek has the expertise to meet your needs. From full-scale two-story room burns to cigarette ignition of furniture fabric we have the facilities to handle virtually any size flammability or fire resistance testing project. Our complete testing facilities enable us to test the fire resistance of products ranging from floor/ceiling multistory assemblies to fire doors to penetration seals. We have the expertise and accreditations to test to a variety of applicable industry standards, including ASTM E119 and UL 1709.
Our flammability testing facilities include rooms for full scale room burns, large hoods for open calorimetry and ICAL testing, and a climate controlled conditioning room. As the leader in flammability testing of furniture and mattresses we can evaluate components and full-scale furniture including upholstered furniture and mattresses to virtually all applicable standards.
Flame Spread and Smoke Developed
Two of the most prescribed performance indicators referenced in the building codes are flame spread index and smoke developed index. Various building products including insulation, wall and ceiling finishes, exterior coatings, etc., are required to show compliance with both. Our testing capabilities include Steiner tunnel testing, radiant panel testing, and flooring radiant panel testing. Some test methods we use to obtain these two values are ASTM E84, NFPA 255, CAN/ULC S102, ASTM E2768 and UL 723. Our testing facilities are ISO 17025 accredited to perform all of the test methods mentioned here.
Small Scale Fire Testing
Whether conducting required test procedures, or running custom-designed tests for research and development, small-scale tests are as important to fire safety issues as their large scale counterparts. By conducting testing within our small-scale lab manufacturers can gain an understanding of how their products will perform in actual fire situations. Our equipment includes a cone calorimeter used to determine the heat release, smoke generation, and combustion of a variety of products. We also have the ability to conduct Bunsen burner ignition testing to industry requirements such as UL 94.
- Products We Test
- Appliance housings
- Bearing and non-load bearing walls
- Children's sleep-wear
- Doors, frames and hardware
- Fire dampers
- Fire rated joint seals
- Fire resistant air filers
- Fire stopping products
- Floor/ceiling or roof/ceiling assemblies
- Floor coverings; carpets and pads
- Penetration seals
- Pneumatic tubing
- Room partitions
- Wall assemblies/panels
- Wall coverings
- Windows and window assemblies
- Wire coverings
- Wood products; joints and beams