? Glazing elements full & medium scale fire testing

Glazing elements

Linear Joint Seals

Where buildings are compartmentalised in order to prevent the spread of fire and maintain means of escape, separating elements are often required to be completely or partially glazed. The required fire performance, in terms of Integrity, Insulation and Radiation, for any given situation will be dictated by the presiding building code/legislation, which will also define the relevant test standard against which the conformity assessment must be made. Cambridge Fire Research (CFR) is able to conduct UKAS accredited fire tests to all major British, European, US and International standards on non-loadbearing elements, as listed below. Any design and test guidance within the standard should be strictly followed to ensure that compliance is achieved, together with the widest field of application. Dependent on the result in test, some standards will offer an automatic extension to scope of the tested design. Otherwise, increased scope may be obtained by product assessment. For further guidance on this process please consult CFR. As a Notified Body of the European Commission CFR test evidence can be used for the purposes of CE marking and 3rd-party approval. CFR tests are also recognised for UL certification.

Full scale testing

Vertical elements

Full scale testing

Exposed area 3.0(h)x3.0(w)m

Medium scale testing

Vertical elements

Medium scale testing

Exposed area 2.4(h)x1.35(w)m

Test standards

 

BS 476 Part 22:1987 Section 10
BS EN 1364-1:2015
ISO 3009:2003
UL 263:2011 Section 7
UL 9:2009
ASTM E119-16 Section 8.3

ASTM/UL Hosestream

High pressure water jet

ASTM/UL Hosestream

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After a designated period of fire exposure, the exposed face of the test specimen is subjected to a prescribed high pressure water jet regime.


If required, CFR may be able to help with the supply of specimen materials, manufacture and installation. Please ask for details.