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Fire testing is an essential practice that spans a broad array of industry sectors, ensuring safety and compliance in environments as diverse as construction sites, mining operations, manufacturing facilities, transportation systems, utilities, and the petrochemical industry. Within the context of the built environment, fire testing rigorously evaluates materials and structural elements including insulation, division walls, partitioning systems, doors, racking solutions, data centres, cold storage rooms, electrical reticulation systems, various types of cables, plumbing pipes, flooring materials, office furniture, exterior cladding, roofing components, facades, and critical safety installations such as fire suppression systems, fire extinguishers, fire dampers, and fire shutters.

Fire testing


  1. Fire resistance testing: This aspect of fire testing is focused on time-based evaluations, determining how long a structure or component can withstand fire exposure before failure. It assesses the endurance of materials and assemblies under extreme conditions, providing vital data that influences building codes and product design.

  2. Reaction-to-fire: This category addresses the initial behavior of materials in the presence of fire. Key metrics include combustibility, the rate of fire spread, smoke production, and the rate of heat release. These parameters are crucial for assessing the potential hazard a material poses in fire situations and for developing safer building materials.

  3. Performance testing: This is performed on devices and systems designed to detect, control, or extinguish fires. It includes comprehensive testing of fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, fire alarms, smoke detectors, and various types of fire dampers. Each device undergoes rigorous testing to ensure it performs effectively in emergency situations, contributing to overall safety in buildings.

The overarching aim of these diverse testing protocols is to create and maintain a safe environment for individuals, whether they are at work, enjoying leisure activities, traveling, or at home. For specialised applications or unique testing requirements, we encourage you to reach out. Our team is dedicated to expanding the scope of our testing services to meet new challenges and client needs. If you have specific or unusual testing requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always eager to explore innovative testing solutions to enhance safety standards across all sectors.