Product Testing & Certification Insight Bulletins

NFRC Product Certification – FAQs
Vol. 117 | 20 July 2017

NFRC Product Certification – FAQs

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) Product Certification Program was developed to create a standardized procedure for rating the performance of windows, doors, and skylights. Prior to the development of the NFRC program, there was no single standardized procedure for rating products which created confusion, resulted in inconsistencies More…

Smoke Variability and Implications of Laboratory Selection
Vol. 116 | 20 June 2017

Smoke Variability and Implications of Laboratory Selection

Since the first prototype Steiner Tunnel test apparatus was developed in 1922, and the evolution of flame and smoke tests, ASTM E84 has become one of the most common fire tests required for building materials. Recent feedback from our clients has suggested that an increase in the variability of More…