Fire Resistance testing

RISE offers accredited testing, inspection and certification for a vast variety of fire resistant products at our site in Boras, Sweden.

In the event of a fire, the fire resistance time of the constructions is the most critical component and has a direct influence on the safety. Fire-resistant products should allow the construction to retain their minimum functions during the time required to evacuate.

Fire resistance testing can be performed for a variety of constructions such as walls and glazed structures, tile floors and ceilings, beams, pillars, doors, gates, shutters and gates, ceilings, ducts, cable glands and fire dampers. Testing can be done with either vertical or horizontal load.
To prevent the spread of fire within the built environment and maintain means of escape, building legislation across the world often requires that separating elements, such as partitions, doors and glazed screens, offer known resistance to fire exposure.

RISE Fire Research has a specialist fire resistance and product development test laboratory. We offer ISO/IEC 17025 accredited fire tests to a variety of SP, national, Nordtest (NT FIRE), European (EN) and International standards (ISO, IMO). As a Notified Body of the European Commission, RISE can deliver fire testing services necessary for product conformity assessment to harmonized Product Standards and ETAGs (Guidelines for European Technical Approval) under the EU Construction Products Directive/Regulation.

 

Fire resistance testing services

 

Standard

Description

EN 12101-2 Natural smoke & heat exhaust ventilators
EN 12101-3 Smoke and heat control systems - Part 3: Specification for powered smoke and heat exhaust ventilators
EN 13501-2 Fire classification of construction products and building elements – Part 2: Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services
EN 13501-3 Fire classification of construction products and building elements – Part 3: Classification using data from fire resistance tests on products and elements used in building service installations: fire resisting ducts and fire dampers
EN 1363-1 Fire resistance tests - Part 1: General requirements
EN 1364-1 Fire resistance tests for non-loadbearing elements - Part 1: Walls
EN 1364-2 Fire resistance tests for nonloadbearing elements – Part 2: Ceilings
EN 1365-1 Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements - Part 1: Walls
EN 1365-2 Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements – Part 2: Floors and roofs
EN 1365-3 Fire resistance test for loadbearing elements – Part 3: Beams
EN 1365-4 Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements - Part 4: Columns
EN 1366-2 Fire resistance tests for service installations - Part 2: Fire dampers
EN 1366-3 Fire resistance tests for service installations - Part 3: Penetration seals
EN 1366-4 Fire resistance tests for service installations - Part 4: Linear joint seals
EN 14135 Coverings - Determination of fire protection ability
EN 15254 Extended application of results from fire resistance tests – Nonloadbearing ceilings – Part 7: Metal sandwich panel construction

EN 15269-1, -2,-3, -5, -7, -10, -11, -20

Extended application of test results for fire resistance
EN 15659 Secure storage units - Classification and methods of test for resistance to fire - Light fire storage units
EN 16034 Pedestrian doorsets, industrial, commercial, garage doors and openable windows
EN 1634-1 Fire resistance tests for door and shutter assemblies - Part 1: Fire doors and shutters
EN 1634-3 Fire resistance tests for door and shutter assemblies - Part 3: Smoke control doors and shutters
EN 81-58 Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Examination and tests - Part 58: Landing doors fire resistance test
IMO 2010 FTP Code Part 3 Fire test procedure for vertical and horizontal divisions
ISO 14934-2 Calibration and use of heat flux meters - Part 2: Primary calibration methods
ISO 14934-3 Calibration and use of heat flux meters — Part 3: Secondary calibration method
ISO 22007-2 Determination of thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity - Part 2: Transient plane heat source (hot disc) method
NT Fire 017 Filing cabinets, data cabinets and diskette
NT FIRE 021 Insulation of steel structures: Fire protection
SP Fire 105 External wall assemblies and facade claddings
SP Fire 119  Fire resistance test of small-scale building Constructions

 

We also provide ad-hoc fire tests for the purposes of product development. If you would like to know more, feel free to contact us! 

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Phone 010-516 50 00, E-mail info@ri.se

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