Fire Resistance Testing Furnace

CMTS offers a wide range of Fire Resistance Test Furnaces to enable international leaders in fire science, engineering, tests, inspection and certification to carry out fire testing to building elements to meet regulatory requirements. Apart from furnaces, we also supply reaction-to-fire testing equipment used in manufacturing facilities and laboratories worldwide.

The performance of walls, columns, floors and other building elements when exposed to fire conditions is of extreme importance in ensuring safety to both the public and neighboring structures. In order to acquire information on this performance, it is necessary to measure the fire-resistive properties of the materials and assemblies in question. Building elements commonly tested include :

  • Fire Doors
  • Load Bearing Panel and Walls
  • Walls
  • Ventilation Ducts
  • Columns
  • Cable Barriers
  • Partitions - Dampers

The regulatory requirement for fire resistance testing for these types of product is set out in many international standards. The standards are outlined for each furnace type below.

Our fire resistance test furnaces are built to or exceed the existing requirements of all of these tests.

Hydraulic Tilting Fire Resistance Test Furnace

The CMTS Hydraulic Tilting Fire Resistance Test Furnace For Vertical & Horizontal Test Specimens is the apparatus needed to evaluate the fire resistance of a horizontal or vertical construction assembly, column, or support, and provides a method of quantifying the ability of products such as doors and dampers, and building materials to withstand exposure to high temperatures. This is done by evaluating a number of performance elements such as; the load-bearing capacity, the ability to provide fire containment and the thermal transmittance of the materials and systems.

The unique ability of the CMTS Furnace to test both Horizontal and Vertical test specimens provides the most efficient way to maximize your test equipment budget.

Large Vertical Scale Fire Resistance Test Furnace

Standards :
ISO 834 (1,4,8) – BS 476 (20 – 22) – BS EN 1363 (1-2) – BS EN 1364 (1) – BS EN 1365 (1) – BS EN 1366 (1-3) – BS EN 1634 -1 – ASTM E 119 – ASTM E 814 – UL 10 (B-C) – UL 263 - UL 1709 – UL 1479 - UL 2079 – ISO 3008 – ISO 3009.

The CMTS Vertical Fire Resistance Test Furnace provides a method of quantifying the ability of products and materials, in a vertical orientation, to withstand exposure to high temperatures.

The furnace can be used for evaluating the fire resistance of building elements such as walls, doors, dampers, joints and penetration seals.This is done by evaluating a number of functions including the load – bearing capacity, the fire containment and the thermal transmittance of the assemblies being tested.

Large Horizontal Scale Fire Resistance Test Furnace

Standards : 
ISO 834, BS 476 (Parts 20 – 22), BS EN 1363 (1-2) – BS EN 1364 (2) – BS EN 1365 (2-4) – BS EN 1366 (1-3) – ASTM E 119 – ASTM E 814 – ASTM E 1966 – UL 263 – UL 1709 – UL 1479 – UL 2079 – UL10 (B-C) – ISO 6944 (1-2) – ISO 3008.

The CMTS Horizontal Fire Resistance Test Furnace can be used to evaluate the fire resistance of a horizontal construction assembly e.g. slabs, ceilings and provides a method of quantifying the ability of a material, in a horizontal orientation, to withstand exposure to high temperatures.

This is done by evaluating a number of performance elements such as the load-bearing capacity, the ability to provide fire containment and the thermal transmittance of the materials and systems.

Indicative Fire Resistance Test Furnace

Prior to full-scale testing the customer may wish to establish fire resistant properties on material samples.

The CMTS Indicative Fire Resistance Test Furnace provide a method of quantifying the ability of a material or assembly to withstand exposure to high temperatures using only a fraction of the material required by large full scale furnaces.

This furnace is also ideal for evaluating the fire performance of dampers and penetration seals for building services.

The CMTS Indicative Fire Resistance Test Furnaces can be used to test dampers, penetration seals, and for pilot testing windows, walls, door samples and ceilings.