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FIRE
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LABORATORY

FIRE PERFORMANCE LABORATORY

FIRE PERFORMANCE TESTS ON ALL TYPES OF TEXTILE, INSULATION AND BUILDING MATERIALS

AITEX performs fire tests on all types of textile materials; upholstered furniture, bedding, curtains, childcare and clothing, among others, as well as tests on components for public transport, nautical and automotive applications and reaction to fire tests on construction materials.

CAPABILITIES OF THE FIRE PERFORMANCE LABORATORY

  • Notified laboratory for the Reaction to Fire assessment of construction materials complying to EU Council Regulation 305/2011 of 9 March 2011 which establishes harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products.

  • Notified Body for the certification of Marine Equipment (IMO) complying to Directive 2014/90/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on marine equipment.

  • CPSC (United States Consumer Product Safety Commission) accepted testing laboratory.

  • Member laboratory of EGOLF (European Group of Organisations for Fire Testing, Inspection and Certification) and AELAF (Spanish Association of Fire Laboratories).

FIRE PERFORMANCE LABORATORY TESTS

EUROCLASSIFICATION TESTING OF REACTION-TO-FIRE PERFORMANCE OF BUILDING MATERIALS

>    Non-combustibility test
>    Heat of combustion test
>    SBI (Single Burning Item) Test
>    Flammability test
>    RFP Testing of floor coverings using a radiant heat source: Radiant flooring panel

FIRE PERFORMANCE TESTS

>    Fire performance classification for curtains
>    Fire performance for upholstery and bedding elements
>    Testing for compliance with the British Furniture & Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations 1988 for the marketing of upholstered furniture.
>    Effectiveness of fire blankets
>    Flammability assessment of childcare articles and clothing

>    Cone calorimeter
>    Smoke opacity
>    Combustion fumes toxicity
>    Radiant panel: flammability on surfaces
>    Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI)
>    Glow wire

Spanish Classification of Reaction to Fire of Construction Materials

OTHER TESTS

>    Thermal resistance and conductivity
>    Electrical behaviour of floor coverings
>    Watertightness of floor coverings

FIRE BEHAVIOUR OF MATERIALS IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR

>    Testing for the marine sector. Marine Equipment Certification (IMO)
>    Testing for the railway sector
>    Testing for the aeronautical sector
>    Testing for the bus sector

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CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY THE FIRE PERFORMANCE LABORATORY

LABORATORIES

We carry out tests, characterisation and quality control of products according to compliance with technical requirements and international standards

OTHER AREAS OF AITEX

AITEX provides different types of services for companies that develop products for the markets in the different textile application areas. Our services fall within the following areas.