Reaction to Fire Testing
All building finishes have to meet a classification for the rate of flame spread and smoke development, calorific values, self-ignition temperatures, flash ignition temperatures, non-combustibility, etc., according to the building code. This includes floor coverings, wall finishes, ceiling tiles, insulation, wiring, upholstery, coatings and so on.
Our RTF lab incorporates the Steiner Tunnel (one of about 17 in the world and the only one in the region) as well as the testing equipment for the EN 13501-1 classification including the Single Burning Item (SBI), Cone Calorimeter, etc. Building owners, project managers and AHJ’s (Authorities Having Jurisdiction) no longer have to choose between accepting suppliers’ representations or sending the material abroad for testing. And domestic manufacturers have a convenient local facility for developing their products to meet the UAE Fire and Life Safety code.
Hot Smoke Testing to the Australian ‘Hot Smoke Test’ AS 4391 is mandated by various Authorities Having Jurisdictions and Civil Defence Departments and is used to validate the smoke extraction systems in warehouse facilities, museums, car park structures, building atriums, tunnels, energy rooms, stadiums, underground metro and stations.