Tests undertaken at Ignis LabsAS 1530.1: For non-combustibility AS 1530.2/ISO 11925/UL 94 : For flexible sarking (Flamability Test) AS/NZS 1530.3: For material fire hazard properties AS 1530.4: Pilot test for wall elements and penetrations fire resistance levels. AS/NZS 3837: Cone calorimeter testing for material group numbers ISO 9705: For internal room corner testing ISO 9239: For critical radiant heat flux of flooring material AS 5113: For external wall fire spread ASTM D5630: For plastic core content ISO 1716: For material heat of combustion
AS 1530.4 Pilot Test for Wall Elements and Penetrations Fire Resistance Levels.
(Fire Resistance Testing)
Ignis Labs has a 1m x 1m pilot test furnace. The pilot test furnace is used to test materials including wall systems, penetrations, doors, cavity barriers as well as combustible core materials being shielded from free air.
The BCA as well as AS 1530.4 permits pilot testing of building elements in accordance with the standard fire curve to determine the elements Fire Resistance Level (FRL). The pilot test does not evaluate the load bearing structural adequacy portion.
The following results are determined by the test:
Test samples are to be within a 1m x 1m wall frame which can be up to 300mm deep.
The samples are not required to be conditioned.
Tests can be conducted for various durations; these being 30 minutes to 240 minutes.
The test equipment can also be used to evaluate how a material may react under bushfire conditions.