Fire Research

Fire Research is active in research, Fire Safety Engineering, support to national and international legislation, off-shore safety, risk analysis, testing, certification, inspection and so on. The group works globally.

We perform theoretical analyses of the growth of fires and the spread of smoke as well as calculations of temperatures in structures exposed to fire. We perform third-party review of fire safety design. We work actively in the EU with regulations and we develop technical solutions for assessment of products and systems.

We investigate and test the behaviour of materials and products in fires. The results can be used for CE-marking, type approval, P-marking and other types of certification in Sweden and in many other countries. We work with products from various areas like buildings, ships, vehicles, interior furnishing, offshore etc. We also test extinguishing media and fire-fighting equipment.

Fire Research has an extensive network of contacts for example in CEN (European standardisation), ISO (international standardisation), EGOLF (european official laboratories), FORUM of Fire Research Directors, SFPE (Society of Fire Protection Engineers), Fire Sector Group of Notified Bodies.

Our activities are presented in our magazine Brandposten. It is published twice a year on Swedish/Norwegian and English.


Fire Research Norway

Fire Tests in Norway.

Fire tests at RISE

Data sheets and descriptions of reaction-to-fire tests on materials

Calculation tools

The use of calculation models has expanded enormously over the past few years. SP has been actively in the development Read more...

Shipping and offshore

RISE is an extensive resource for manufacturers and suppliers within the shipping and off-shore branches.Read more...

Cable fire testing and research

Fire properties of cables are of great importance in a fire safety perspective. Read more...


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Knowledge Centres

Fuel Storage SafetyTunnel and Underground Safety Centre (TUSC)

Contact Persons

Head of department
Tommy Hertzberg

Phone: +46 10 516 50 46

Fire Dynamics
Michael Rahm

Phone: +46 10 516 55 09

Fire Resistance
Patrik Johansson

Phone: +46 10 516 50 92

Research Manager
Michael Försth

Phone: +46 10 516 52 33

RISE Fire Research AS, Norway
Paul Halle Zahl Pedersen

Phone: +4793005446

Björn Sundström

Phone: +46 10 516 50 86

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Phone 010-516 50 00, E-mail

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