New furnace, a 'game changer'
Fire safety specialists Exova Warringtonfire, part of the global Exova testing group, unveiled a new $1.6 million state-of-the-art fire resistance furnace as part of its new centre of excellence in Australia.
The investment at the company’s Dandenong facility, near Melbourne, puts it at the forefront of fire safety technology with new advances in testing.
With its NATA accredited fire resistance laboratory in Melbourne, as well as fire safety consultancy offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, Exova Warringtonfire offers the first furnace of its kind in Australia.
Peter Downer, Director of Exova Warringtonfire for Asia Pacific, said: “This is a milestone for our customers and the services we can now offer.
“We are continually pushing the boundaries on behalf of our clients and this is another indication of our growth in the breadth and quality of our services wherever we are in the world.”
The full scale, high capacity fire resistance test furnace is capable of testing horizontal and vertical constructions in compliance with the toughest local and international fire test methods.
With more than 40 years’ experience, Exova Warringtonfire is the world’s leading independent fire and security testing, fire engineering and certification organisation.
It offers a diverse range of specialist fire safety and security services to international markets from a network of accredited sites around the world including Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. Exova Warringtonfire works with manufacturers, suppliers, designers, architects and engineers across a wide range of sectors, including construction, rail, aerospace, automotive, marine, oil & gas, power generation and defence.