FIRE TESTING

Fire and Flammability Testing

HPVA Laboratories offers large-scale and small scale fire tests for commercial and residential applications.  We offer testing of building products, transportation products, textiles, cables and more!  Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the correct test method to ensure code compliance.  Request a quote today! 

Test Methods

ASTM Methods
    • ASTM C1166 - Flame Propagation of Dense and Cellular Elastomeric Gaskets and Accessories
    • ASTM D3675 - Surface Flammability of Flexible Cellular Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
    • ASTM D3806 - Small-Scale Evaluation of Fire-Retardant Paints (2-Foot Tunnel Method)
    •  ASTM E84 – Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials (Equivalent to UL 723, NFPA 255, UBC 8-1)
    • ASTM E162 - Surface Flammability of Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
    • ASTM E648 - Critical Radiant Flux of Floor-Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source (Equivalent to NFPA 253)
    • ASTM E662 - Specific Optical Density of Smoke Generated by Solid Materials
    • ASTM E970 - Critical Radiant Flux of Exposed Attic Floor Insulation Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
    • ASTM E2768 – Standard Test Method for Extended Duration Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials (30 min Tunnel Test)
CAN/ULC Methods
    • CAN/ULC S102 – Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Flooring, Floor Coverings, and Miscellaneous Materials and Assemblies
    • CAN/ULC S102.2 – Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Flooring, Floor Coverings, and Miscellaneous Materials and Assemblies
NFPA Methods
    • NFPA 253 – Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
    • NFPA 255 – Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
    • NFPA 258 - Recommended Practice for Determining Smoke Generation of Solid Materials
    • NFPA 262 - Flame Travel and Smoke of Wires and Cables for Use in AirÔÇÉHandling Spaces
DOT/FAA Methods
    • FMVSS 302 - 49 CFR 571.302 – Flammability of Interior Materials
    • FAR 25.853 - 14 CFR 25.853 – Compartment Interiors 

Confused about which methods are equivalent?  Click the link below!
Fire Test Equivalencies
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