Fire doors and Fire door frames are required to be tested and certified by an independent ISO 17065 Accredited Agency to be sold in the United States and Canada. The US International Building Code (IBC) requires all Fire Doors to be Listed by a recognized Agency to UL 10B, UL 10C or NFPA 252, in Canada the National Building Code of Canada requires all Fire doors to be rated to CAN/ULC S104 by a Standards Council of Canada accredited certification body.
QAI is an accredited testing (ISO 17025), inspection (ISO 17020) and certification (ISO 17065) agency, meaning QAI can evaluate products and label to show compliance to the appropriate methods, in the lab and field. In the US QAI has both IAS accreditation and most importantly OSHA accreditation to insure your product will be accepted if it is used in the work place. In Canada QAI is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). With 5 offices around North America and partners in Europe and Asia QAI can provide premium service at cost effective rates.
As well as testing Fire Doors, QAI also tests and certifies wall systems, fire stopping, glazing and other associated components for both fire and physical performance. For exterior doors QAI conducts full testing to North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101 /I.S.2/A440 providing a true one stop shop for clients producing products for the door industry.
QAI Staff have a vast array of expertise in the fire testing and certification area and have well over a 100 years of combined experience to help guide your through the complicated regulatory environment that governs fire doors. Whether you are a door component manufacturer, a wood or metal door manufacturer, a frame manufacturer, a machiner or installer, QAI has programs to work with you to make it easy to certify your product and disseminate your product compliance information throughout your supply chain. QAI will actively work with you to help you get to market with the minimum of expensive testing and more importantly the minimum time.
QAI has a program to transfer listings from another agency. Since QAI employees are experienced engineers, QAI can often review and accept test reports conducted at other recognized labs and then develop programs to utilize passed results to make sure your product listings give you the most options.
QAI,also has a global inspection force, providing reliable and cost effective inspection services so no matter whether you are located in Columbus or China, you can be assured of qualified professional inspectors verifying your product.
For more information about QAI’s Fire Door testing and certification services, QAI’s fire testing for building products or its Structural and Materials testing, feel free to contact us:
Founded in 1994 by a group of experienced certification and testing experts, QAI is an independent third-party testing, inspection and certification organization which serves the building industry, government and individuals with cost effective solutions through our global, in-house capabilities / services.
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