We can optimise the fire resistance testing plans for your glazing systems.
Glazing systems are an increasingly common feature in contemporary architecture. Glazing systems which form an enclosure and glazed fire-resistant doors must ensure that people and property are protected in the case of fire.
Manufacturers of glazing systems are often faced with the challenge of testing large families of products which, due to their composition and configuration, may be subject to different testing and certification standards. In order to understand the market access requirements for each product, Applus+ Laboratories puts at your disposal a team of experts in testing and certification standards for glazing systems.
Our team of engineers studies each project to determine the optimal testing plan:
Our fire resistance laboratories:
We have specialized and versatile equipment, that allows us to carry out the complete range of fire resistance tests required for your product. We have eight furnaces in vertical and horizontal configurations up to four metres wide and five metres high. Our laboratories are accredited (ISO/IEC 17025) to test products according to the following set of standards:
We have over 25 years of experience in the fire sector. We are members of EGOLF and ASFP, and our experts are involved in the major technical and regulatory forums (CEN, ISO, etc.) for the development of standards.
Other than fire resistance tests, we also can offer the following supplementary tests:
Certification for glazing systems:
Applus+ Laboratories is a Notified Body (number 0370) for undertaking tests and the whole CE Marking process for external glazed doors.
To enable manufacturers of fire protection products to access global markets, Applus+ Laboratories has created the A+ Fire Safety certification. This is our own, voluntary mark, supported by a certification system, which allows all types of systems to be certified according to the relevant testing standards.
The Applus+ Fire Safety certification is a solution for manufacturers of interior glazed doors. Once the standard UNE-EN 14351-2 has been harmonized, doors with the Applus+ Fire Safety mark will be able to receive the CE Marking directly.
Advantages of the A+ Fire Safety mark: