Fire Resistance Testing

Our vertical full scale fire test furnace can accommodate samples up to 10 feet high by 10 feet wide and is fuelled by natural gas that reaches temperatures up to 2600 degrees Fahrenheit. This is well beyond any temperature/time curve of the standard you are trying to satisfy.

FTL's furnace is capable and flexible to perform at neutral, positive or negative pressures. This is capable by precision controlled dampeners and the ability to control all burners for heat control.

Historically, furnaces lined with bricks hold the heat and, in turn, is difficult to precisely control the fluxes of temperatures within the furnace. This also greatly increases the time between tests. With our furnace lining using ceramic fibre modules, we are able to fully control the heat within the furnace with accuracy and precision. This also allows us to have little to no wait time before another sample can be tested within the furnace.

All heat measurements, inside the furnace and out the cold side of the sample, are compiled by state-of-the-art automatic calibrated data acquisition using numerous thermopiles and couplers. This in return is passed to the computer that will output a digital graph and then archive all test data for historical use and storage.

Once your fire resistance test is completed, and since your sample will be installed in a portable test frame wall, it will quickly be relocated to the hose stream test location, if applicable, for the final stage.

Please contact our client services department today for more information, a quotation or to schedule testing.



Typical Products Tested:

  • Windows
  • Entrance Doors
  • Roll Up Doors
  • Load Bearing Walls
  • Non-Load Bearing
  • Frame Assemblies
  • Building Materials


Typical Testing Methods

  • ASTM D 2843
  • ASTM D635
  • ASTM E814
  • ASTM E108
  • ASTM E136
  • ASTM E119
  • ASTM E605
  • UL-9
  • UL-10B
  • UL-10C
  • UL-263
  • NEPA 257
  • NFPA 251
  • NFPA 252
  • DASMA 107

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