Measuring reaction to fire

Exova Warringtonfire is a recognised leader in the evaluation of material and system behaviour to national and international fire safety standards. We offer extensive knowledge and experience in reaction to fire testing and physical behaviour, system performance and compliance with all regulations and codes. We respect your confidentiality and ensure that all work is conducted in a highly restricted environment.

Reaction to fire testing

The behaviour of a burning object in a developing fire will have an impact on how easy it is for people to escape from the scene. Even when reaction to fire testing is not required under the regulations, a relevant insurer or authority may request improvements to fire performance, for which testing is required.

To monitor the reaction of materials we conduct tests to evaluate ignition, flame spread, heat release, smoke generation and toxicity. As the leading authority in our field, our reaction to fire testing services help to not only to improve a manufacturer’s knowledge of a product, but to provide a competitive advantage by demonstrating the product’s superior reaction to fire qualities.

Reaction to fire test procedures

Exova Warringtonfire offers reaction to fire testing across all sectors of industry, including construction, rail, marine, automotive, defence and aerospace. A small selection of key tests that we perform include:

  • ISO 5658-2 - Lateral flame spread on building/rail products in vertical configuration
  • ISO 5660-1 - Cone calorimeter for measuring the rate of heat release of products
  • ISO 4589-2 - Determination of burning behaviour by oxygen index
  • ISO 9239-1 - Horizontal surface spread of flame on floor-coverings
  • BS 476: Part 6 - Fire propagation
  • BS 476: Part 7 - Surface spread of flame
  • EN ISO 4589-3: Annex A - Temperature index / flammability temperature test
  • EN ISO 11925-2 - Ignitability
  • EN 13823 - Single burning item
  • EN ISO 1716 - Heat of combustion
  • EN ISO 1182 - Non-combustibility
  • Circuit integrity testing
  • Active testing for water mist systems
  • BS, DIN, ASTM, NFF testing in accordance with National Standards
  • IMO testing
  • Smoke and toxicity testing with FTIR analysis capabilities
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2395 Speakman Dr.,
Mississauga, ON L5K 1B3

Contact: Jordan Church - Operations Manager
Tel: +1 905 822 4111

Fax: +1 905 823 1446

Email: americas@exova.com

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100 Business Center Drive,
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Contact: Bobby Archibald - Vice President
Tel: 412-788-1263

Fax: 412-788-1283

Email: americas@exova.com

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Salam Globex Offices, the Gate Mall, Tower 2, Level 7, West Bay,
Doha

Contact: Michel Wizenberg - General Manager
Tel: +974 4020 6006

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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15th Floor, Al Amiri Towers, TECOM Area, P.O. Box 34924,
Dubai

Contact: Michel Wizenberg - General Manager
Tel: +971 4 439 5800

Fax: +971 4 439 3699

Email: middle.east@exova.com

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Po Box 110633, Unit 101, Al Bateen Tower C5, Bainunah Street, Abu Dhabi,
Exova Warringtonfire Abu Dhabi

Contact: Michel Wizenberg - General Manager
Tel: +971 (0) 2 6431398

Fax: +971 (0) 2 667 8797

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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A-8-2 & A-8-3, Plaza Kelana Jaya, Jalan SS 7/13A, Kelana Jaya,
Petaling Jaya 47301

Contact:
Tel: +603 (7949) 8717 / +603 7949 8600

Fax: +603 7874 9600

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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150 Cecil Street #15-01,
Singapore 069543

Contact:
Tel: +65 6372 5600

Fax: +65 6863 3004

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Limited Unit C, 18/F., Infotech Centre, 21 Hung to Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon,
Hong Kong Hong Kong

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Ottergemsestesteenweg Zuid 711,
Gent B-9000

Contact: Bart Sette - General Manager
Tel: +32 (9) 243 7750

Fax: +32 (9) 243 7751

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Industriepark Höchst, Geb. C 369,
Frankfurt am Main D-65926

Contact: Thomas Zachäus - Head of the Business
Tel: +49 69 305 3882

Fax: +49 69 305 17071

Email: ebh@exova.com

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4 Lombard Street,
London, EC3V 9HD

Contact:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7940 9880

Fax: +44 (0)20 7378 1201

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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23 New Mount Street,
Manchester, M4 4DE

Contact:
Tel: +44(0)161 953 6733

Fax: +44 (0)161 953 6734

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Holmesfield Road
Warrington WA1 2DS

Contact: Matt Bell - European Sales Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 1925 655 116

Fax: +44 (0) 1925 655 419

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Key Industrial Park, Fernside Road,
Willenhall, WV13 3YA

Contact: Ian Keeling - Operations Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1902 722122

Fax: +44 (0)1902 727242

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Chiltern House, Stocking Lane, Hughenden Valley,
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4ND

Contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 569750

Fax: F: +44 (0) 1494 564895

Email: enquiries@bmtrada.com

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FIRA International, Maxwell Road,
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2EW

Contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 1438 777 700

Fax: +44 (0) 1438 777 800

Email: info@fira.co.uk

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28-32 Upper Pembroke St,
Dublin 2, D02 EK84

Contact: Brian Fagan
Tel: +353 (0)15334810

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Northpoint, Unit 29, Level 6, 231 North Quay,
Brisbane QLD 4000

Contact:
Tel: +61 7 3238 1700

Fax: +61 7 3211 4833

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Unit 2, 409-411 Hammond Road, Dandenong,
Melbourne VIC 3175

Contact: Patrick Motteram - General Manager
Tel: +61 (0)3 9767 1000

Fax: +61 (0)3 9767 1001

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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Suite 2002a, Level 20, 44 Market Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

Contact:
Tel: +61 (0)2 8270 7600

Fax: +61 (0)2 9299 6076

Email: globalfire@exova.com

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