FIRE TESTING LABORATORY

  • construction products and components of buildings such as walls, ceilings and roofs, beams, posts, stairs, balconies, suspended ceilings and ceiling cladding, shielding walls, doors and windows, ventilation ducts, fire dampers, sealing of system passages, sealing of linear joints (also with displacement), glass panes and system ducts, raised floors, conveying systems and their closures, smoke control ducts, smoke curtains, smoke dampers, smoke control fans
  • fire protection systems of building structure components
  • fire protection of wood and wood-based materials
  • reactive products, elastic finishing products and fabrics, armchairs and seats
  • electrical cables, ensuring continuous supply of power and signals
  • electrical cables, cable strips and installation tubes for cables within fire reaction and toxicity of decomposition and combustion products
  • lift stop doors, cabinets for flammable liquids, cabinets for compressed gas vessels, drywalls
  • fire detection and communication devices based on EN 54 requirements (e.g. heat detectors with R and S index, autonomous detectors, aspirating fire detectors)
  • carbon oxide detectors
  • components for smoke and heat control systems according to EN 12101 standard series
  • components for fixed firefighting systems according to EN 12094 standard series
  • components of electrical systems, electrical equipment of buildings and cable routes
  • sound warning system units and loudspeakers
  • fire alarm broadcasting systems

We identify the following:

  • reaction to fire classes of construction products (including a complete set of tests for European classification)
  • classes of external fire performance of roofs according to three European methods
  • fire spread of building elements
  • fire-resistance classes of structural and non-structural elements of buildings at loads according to a standard, hydrocarbon and tunnel curve and other temperature increase scenarios
  • fire-resistance classes of elements of building systems and smoke curtains, smoke dampers and smoke control fans
  • classification of fire doors
  • efficiency of fire protection systems in building structural elements
  • combustibility of construction products and components, including elastic products, textile fabrics and furniture
  • toxicity of combustion products and smoke-generating properties of materials
  • expansion ratio and expansive pressure of fire protective products
  • high temperature core cohesion test
  • continuous supply of power and signal by electrical systems, fire reaction of electrical products and density of smoke released by burning wires or cables, and acidity of combustion gases of electrical cable materials
  • fire-resistance classes of road traffic noise-reducing devices due to scrub fire
  • resistance and durability against environmental, climate and mechanical loads (vibrations, collision, single impact, corrosion)
  • resistance to electromagnetic compatibility interference (voltage dips, decreases and fluctuations, static electricity discharge, electrical fast transient/burst immunity, voltage surges, impact of electromagnetic fields of radio and other frequencies)
  • activation threshold of fire detectors of all kinds
  • usability of fire detectors
  • full functionality of fire automation and detection equipment
  • properties of electrical equipment of buildings and electrical systems, including:
  1. electrical resistance and insulation resistance
  2. electric circuit continuity
  3. IP degree of protection

The new test facilities (furnaces) for fire-resistance testing enable the handling of vertical items up to 10 m wide and 7 m high, and horizontal items with a span of up to 11.35 m. Moreover, tests of fire propagation through external walls under fire impact from outside are carried out all year round.


Within notification, we specify fire classifications for CE marking in relation to fire reaction, resistance of roofs to external fire, fire propagation and fire resistance.

FIRE TESTING LABORATORY

HEAD OF LABORATORY

PhD Bartłomiej Papis

Phone:

(+ 48 22) 566 41 07
(+ 48 22) 848 24 27

E-mail :

fire@itb.pl

Address:

ul. Ksawerów 21
02-656 Warszawa

ul. Przemysłowa 2
26-670 Pionki