Our vertical full-scale fire test furnace can accommodate samples up to 10 feet high by 10 feet wide and is fuelled by natural gas that reaches temperatures up to 2600 degrees Fahrenheit. This is well beyond any temperature/time curve of the standard you are trying to satisfy.
QAI’s furnace is capable and flexible to perform at neutral, positive, or negative pressures. This is capable by precision-controlled dampeners and the ability to control all burners for heat control.
Historically, furnaces lined with bricks hold the heat and is difficult to precisely control the fluxes of temperatures within the furnace. This also dramatically increases the time between tests. With our furnace lining using ceramic fiber modules, we can fully control the heat within the furnace with accuracy and precision. This also allows us to have little to no wait time before another sample can be tested within the furnace.
All heat measurements, inside the furnace and out the cold side of the sample, are compiled by state-of-the-art automatic calibrated data acquisition using numerous thermopiles and couplers. This, in return, is passed to the computer that will output a digital graph and then archive all test data for historical use and storage.
Once your fire resistance test is completed, and since your sample will be installed in a portable test frame wall, it will quickly be relocated to the hose stream test location, if applicable, for the final stage.
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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