? Indicative & ad-hoc full, medium & small scale fire testing

Indicative and ad-hoc

Crib Test

Intumescent eaves vent
Video of crib test, click on image to play.

Due to the on-going nature of product and/or application development, and the ability of product/test standards and guidelines to keep up, scenarios can often occur whereby it is necessary to undertake indicative fire testing to the general principles of an existing standard or perhaps even to a bespoke ad-hoc regime. Often too, it will be required to verify a relatively minor constructional or component change from the specification in a previous test.  Such evidence can prove invaluable for the purpose of product certification and increasing scope of approval. Cambridge Fire Research (CFR) also recognises the need for confidential and economical product development, and is able to offer a wide variety of tailored test options to suit most needs. The temperature/pressure regime for furnace tests may be adopted from British, European, US or International standards, as required, or be client-specified to suit a particular purpose. To minimise costs, the normal aspects of specimen verification, use of instrumentation (e.g. thermocouples and radiometer), supply of data and formal reporting are all optional. The following gives just a few examples of the type of products and tests that CFR have been involved with. For further guidance please consult us.

Full scale testing

Vertical elements

Full scale testing

Fire curtain corner detail
Exposed area 3.0(h)x3.0(w)m

Medium scale testing

Vertical elements

Medium scale testing

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

Small scale testing

Horizontal elements

Small scale testing

Ceiling downlights
Exposed area 1.4x1.0m

In-furnace testing

 
In-furnace testing In-furnace testing

Protected steel columns


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