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FireSERT is one of the UK and Europe’s premier fire testing facilities with state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment and experienced qualified technical staff.  In our purpose built testing laboratories we can test and assess the performance of fire on products and materials.

At FireSERT we can test how structures and materials respond to fire, test their performance with the technology interaction such as the sprinkler and water mist systems, as well as new and innovative materials and building components. We have a broad range of equipment needed for fire testing.

FireSERT has one of the largest hoods capable of testing materials such as plaster, walls, floors, joints etc.

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Fire testing

Our purpose-built state-of-the-art fire testing facilities and equipment means that we can test a wide range of building, construction and transport materials and products.

Fire resistance and protection

Full scale test validation related to reaction and resistance to fire testing of materials or structures.

Fire modelling

Recent research has shown that standard fire resistance requirements are typically over-specifying the fire protection needed.

Material characterisation

The Cone Calorimeter is the most significant bench scale instrument in the field of fire testing. Heat release is the key measurement required to assess the fire development of materials and products.

Ignition testing

The Euro classification construction products directive enables various performance classes (A to F) to be established for wall and roofing products and floor-coverings.  

Human behaviour in fire

Human Behaviour in Fire is the study of human response when exposed to fire and other similar emergencies in buildings, structures and transportation systems.