At TBW, we are committed to accuracy and repeatability enabling our clients to establish  trust in their products and solutions based on the reliability of our fire resistance testing services. 

What is Fire Resistance Testing?

A key strategy in delivering Fire Safety in Buildings is called Passive Fire Protection. It aims at limiting the possibility of ignition, spread of a fire as well as containment of fire within a compartment. For example, if a fire breaks in a hotel room, materials used should not allow the fire to spread and grow rapidly. If it does, it should be contained within the room. If it does break out from the room, it should be contained within the floor. To enable this, building elements like the doors, partition walls, openings carrying utilities, etc. need to be evaluated for their capability to resist or contain fire.

Evaluation of this behaviour of materials is called Resistance to Fire Testing.

Fire Resistance Testing Process 

The sample fire door, block wall, glass partition, fire/smoke damper, or similar system is installed in a frame which is then used to seal the open side of the fire resistance testing furnace.

The environment of temperature, pressure etc. is then created in the furnace to replicate a fully developed fire in a room. This is done as per standard test methods.

Between our Dubai and KSA laboratories, we have five fire-resistance furnaces for testing products/materials:

  • Two Industry Standard - 3m x 3m vertical furnaces
  • 4m x 5m vertical furnace with load-bearing capability
  • 4m x 5m horizontal furnace with load-bearing capability
  • 1.8m cube furnace for ‘indicative’ (product development) tests

Contact our team for a detailed data sheet to explain the process and a full technical proposal.

Why Choose TBW for Fire Resistance Testing?

At TBW, we have tested more than 6,000 products and assemblies. Our UKAS and IAS international accreditations make our reports accepted worldwide.