Intertek provides a wide range of fire testing services, including flammability, flame and smoke spread, and fire resistance for products such as construction products, cables, 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.
Intertek's 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. Our Furniture Testing labs 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, including ASTM E1537, BIFMA, NFPA 266, NFPA 267, UFAC, and California Technical Bulletins 116, 117, 129, and 133.
Flame Spread and Smoke Developed
Our flame and smoke spread testing capabilities include Steiner tunnel testing, radiant panel testing, and flooring radiant panel testing. We have the capabilities to test to a variety of industry standards such as ASTM E84, ASTM E648, ASTM E162, ASTM E662, ASTM E970, NFPA 255, ANSI 2.5, UBC 8-1, UL 910, UL 723 and UL 1820. We can also evaluate furniture to test methods specified by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and BIFMA.
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
Bearing and non-load bearing walls
Doors, frames and hardware
Fire rated joint seals
Fire resistant air filers
Fire stopping products
Floor/ceiling or roof/ceiling assemblies
Floor coverings; carpets and pads
Windows and window assemblies
Wood products; joints and beams
Request more information to see how Intertek can help your organization with Fire Testing.