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GOST: Certification of building materials (doors, fire dampers, skylights, cables, curtains, textiles and other protective elements). Only some of the available standards

Tipo: Test Standard

Standard:

Clienti:

GOST application scopes and standards, fire resistance, reaction to fire, flammability:

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

GOST R 51844-2009
Fire equipment. Fire-fighting cabinets. General technical requirements. Test methods
GOST R 53325-2009
Fire equipment. Means of fire automatics. The general technical requirements. Test methods
GOST 27990-88
Means of alarm, fire and alarm-fire systems. General technical requirements
GOST 26342-84
Means for guarding. Fire and guarding fire signalization. Type, basic parameters and dimensions
GOST R 53292-2009
Fire retardant compositions and substances for wood. General requirements. Test methods
GOST R 53295-2009
Fire retardant compositions for steel constructions. General requirement. Method for determining fire retardant efficiency
GOST R 53311-2009
Coatings cables fire retardant. Methods for determination of fireproof efficiency
GOST R 50810-95
Fire hazard of textiles. Decorative textiles. Flammability test method and classification
GOST 28157-89
Tests for flammability of plastic materials
GOST 12.1.044-89
Occupational safety standards system. Fire and explosion hazard of substances and materials. Nomenclature of indices and methods of their determination
GOST R 53306-2009
Enclosing building structures crossing junction points by using pipe, which is made of polymeric materials. Fire resistance test
GOST R 53305-2009
Smoke shields. The test method for the fire resistance
GOST 30247.0-94
Elements of building constructions. Fire resistance tests methods. General requirements
GOST 30403-96
Building structures. Fire hazard test method
GOST 31251-2008
Facades of buildings. Fire hazard test method
GOST 30247.1-94
Elements of building constructions. Fire-resistance tests methods. Load-bearing and separating constructions
GOST R 53304-2009
Trunks of refuse chutes. The test method on fire resistance
GOST 30247.3-2002
Building structures. Fire- resistance test methods. Elevator shaft doors
GOST R 53309-2009
Buildings and building’s fragments. Method of real fire tests. General requirements
GOST 27483-87
Fire hazard testing. Test methods. Glow-wire test and guidance
GOST 30402-96
Building materials. Ignitability test method
GOST 30244-94
Building materials. Methods for combustibility test
GOST R 51032-97
Building materials spread flame test method
GOST R 53294-2009
Textile materials. Bedding articles. Upholstered furniture. Blinds. Curtains. Flammability test methods
GOST R 53303-2009
Building constructions. Fire doors and gates. Test methods for smoke-and-gas leakage
GOST R 53307-2009
Elements of building constructions. Fire doors and gates. Fire resistance test method
GOST R 53301-2009
Fire dampers of ventilation systems. The test method for the fire resistance
GOST R 53321-2009
Thermal devices on various kind of fuel. Fire safety requirements. Test methods
GOST R 53299-2009
The test method for the fire resistance. Ventilation ducts
ELECTRONIC APPARATUS/CABLES

GOST R 52931-2008
Instruments for process monitoring and control. General specifications
GOST R IEC 60065-2009
Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus. Safety requirements
GOST R IEC 60065-2005
Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus. Safety requirements
GOST R IEC 60065-2002
Audio-, video- and similar electronic apparatus. Safety requirements
GOST R 50807-95
Residual current operated protective devices. General requirements and test methods
GOST R 51326.1-99
Residual current operated circuit-breakers without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCCB`s). Part 1. General requirements and test methods
GOST R 51327.1-99
Residual current operated circuit-pressers with integral overcurrent protection for household and similar use. Part 1. General requirements and test methods
GOST 27483-87
Fire hazard testing. Test methods. Glow-wire test and guidance
GOST 27484-87
Fire hazard testing. Test methods. Needle-flame test
GOST 27924-88
Fire-hazard testing. Test methods. Bad-connection test with heaters
GOST 28779-90
Solid electrical insulating materials. Methods of test for the determination of the flammability when exposed to an igniting source
GOST 10345.1-78
Solid electroinsulating materials. Method for the determination of arc resistance of alternating voltage greater than 1000 V
GOST R IEC 335-1-94
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. General requirements and test methods
GOST 17242-86
Low-voltage power fuses. General specifications
GOST R 50030.2-99
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear. Part 2. Circuit-breakers
GOST R 50345-99
Electrical accessories. Circuit breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installation
GOST R IEC 60332-1-2-2007
Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions. Part 1-2. Test for vertical flame propagation for a single insulated wire or cable. Procedure for 1 kW pre-mixed flame
GOST R IEC 60332-1-3-2007
Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions. Part 1-3. Test for vertical flame propagation for a single insulated wire or cable. Procedure for determination of flaming
droplets/particles
GOST R IEC 60332-2-2-2007
Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions. Part 2-2. Test for vertical flame propagation for a single small insulated wire or cable. Procedure for diffusion flame
GOST R IEC 60332-3-21-2005
Tests on electric and optical cables under fire conditions. Rart 3-21. Flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables. Category A F/R
GOST R IEC 60332-3-22-2005
Tests on electric and optical cables under fire conditions. Rart 3-22. Flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables. Category A
GOST R IEC 60332-3-23-2005
Tests on electric and optical cables under fire conditions. Rart 3-23. Flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables. Category B
GOST R IEC 60332-3-24-2005
Tests on electric and optical cables under fire conditions. Part 3-24. Flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables. Category C
GOST R IEC 60332-3-25-2005
Tests on electric and optical cables under fire conditions. Rart 3-25. Flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables. Category D
GOST R IEC 60331-21-2003
Tests for electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions. Circuit integrity. Part 21. Procedures and requirements. Cables of rated voltage up to and including 0,6/1,0 kV
GOST R IEC 60331-23-2003
Tests for electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions. Circuit integrity. Part 23. Procedures and requirements. Electric data cables
GOST R IEC 60331-25-2003
Tests for electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions. Circuit integrity. Part 25. Procedures and requirements. Optical fibre cables
GOST R IEC 61034-2-2005
Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions. Part 2. Test procedure and requirements
GOST 27570.0-87
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances.
GOST R 52161.2.24-2007
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Part 2.24. Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers
GOST R 52161.1-2004
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Part 1. General requirements
GOST 27570.0-87
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances.
GOST 27570.01-92
Safety of electrically heated blankets, pads and similar flexible heating appliances for household use. Requirements and test methods
GOST 27570.14-88
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Particular requirements for cooking ranges, electric cookerc, ovens and similar appliances and test methods
GOST 27570.16-88
Safety of household and similal electrical appliances. Particular requirements for toasters, grills, roasters and similar appliances and test methods
GOST 27570.21-89
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Particular reguirements for electric ironers
GOST 27570.22-89
Safety of hosehold and similar appliances. Additional reguirements to household sewing machines and test methods
GOST 27570.29-91
Safety of household and similar electrical applicances. Particular requirements for electric sauna heating applinaces and test methods
GOST 27570.34-92
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Particular requirements for commercial electric ranges, ovens and hob elements
GOST 27570.36-92
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Particular requirements for commercial electric griddles and griddle grills
GOST 27570.41-92
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Particular requirements for commercial electric grillers and toasters
GOST R IEC 60335-2-34-2000
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Particular requirements for motor-compressors and test methods
GOST 12.1.004-91
Occupational safety standards system. Fire safety. General requirements
GOST R IEC 60598-1-2003
Luminaires. Part 1. General requirements and test methods
GOST 27473-87
Method for determining the comparative and the proof tracking indices of solid insulating materials under moist conditions
GOST 17677-82
Luminaires. General specifications
GOST R IEC 60598-2-22-99
Luminaries. Part 2-22. Particular requirements. Luminaries for emergency lighting
GOST R 53310-2009
Through penetration for cables, hermetic inputs and through penetration of electric current types. Requirements of fire safety. Fire resistance test methods
GOST R 53323-2009
Flame arrestors and spark arrestors. General technical requirements. Test methods
GOST R 53302-2009
The equipment of smoke control systems. The test method for the fire resistance
GOST R 53313-2009
Electrical mounting appliances. Requirements of fire safety. Test methods
GOST 9098-78
Low-voltage automatic switches. General specifications
GOST R 53316-2009
Cable lines. Circuit integrity under fire. Test method
GOST R IEC 60335-2-24-2001
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers and test methods

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Checks on production sites and products to determine continued compliance with UL requirements.

Tipo: Certification

Standard: UL LISTING

Clienti: BragaCocifOikosBarausseAGB Alban GiacomoCEAM GarlettiGarofoli

For the duration of a UL certification, a manufacturer’s manufacturing facilities and products are regularly checked to determine continued compliance with UL requirements. The frequency of inspections is based on the type of product or the number of UL marks applied.

Generally for the “life-saving” sphere, we speak of 4 times a year.

The technicians in the field carry out factory audits and sampling of certified products to evaluate the continuous conformity according to when indicated in the “Inspection” chapter of the UL file issued after the tests.

TYPES OF VISITS

The first visits can be:

PPV: Pre-production visit: the producer is not ready, the inspector explains the FUS system but before being able to produce, a new IPI will have to be programmed.

IPI: Initial Production Inspection: the manufacturer is ready,

  • has an FPC system in operation;
  • has a product made in compliance;
  • has the file of his competence;
  • can access UL’s Myhome;
  • has labels approved by the UL Label Center, made according to the “Marking” chapter of the UL file.

Subsequent visits to the IPI are Regular Inspections

THE SUPPORT OF SPECIALISTS IN TESTING AND CERTIFICATION CHEMOLLI FIRE

We assist customers to overcome IPI, PPV, so that they are ready as soon as possible to start with the productions. We remain available for assistance in case of needs related to events that occurred during the FUS.

TESTS

The tests, similar to the initial European type tests, are reported here on the website (click to open):

TESTING / UL Fire Resistance section

 

 

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Gost - Certification of electronic devices

Tipo:

Standard:

Clienti:

Certification of electronic devices:
Electrical testing in laboratory (Laboratory of Electronics) and Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory and Certification Center “INKOR” ROSSTANDART credited.

Our EMC laboratory is accredited by the Ministry of Economic Development and Roszdravnadzor, ready to order tests for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of a wide range of medical products.

The electrical laboratory is accredited by the Ministry of Economic Development and Roszdravnadzor, respectively, for testing of electrical safety of medical devices and other products.

Testiamo i seguenti prodotti:
– Elettrodomestici
– Ingegneria Informatica
– Strumenti di misura
– Comunicazione radio, radiodiffusione e la televisione
– Attrezzature mediche
– household products

According to test results, clients receive the results of the products that reflect the characteristics of the parameters measured on the tested products that lead to conclusions about their compliance with the rules and recommendations for their improvement.
The protocol is a technical service of the laboratory, which is part of the Certification Authority “INKOR”, and it provides to its customers the registration and certification of medical equipment and other goods.

Tests are carried out in accordance with procedures and in compliance with the requirements of the following standards:
GOST 12.2.013.0-91
Occupational safety standards system. Electric hand-held tools. General safety requirements and testing methods
GOST 16264.0-85
Small power electric machines. Motors. General specifications
GOST 27570.0-87
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances.
GOST R 50030.1-2007
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear. Part 1. Generalrules
GOST R 50043.1-92
Connecting devices for low voltage circuits for household and similar purposes. Part 1. General requirements
GOST R 51321.1-2007
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies. Part 1. Requirements for type-tested and partially type-tested assemblies. General technical requirements and methods of tests
GOST R 51322.1-99
Plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes. Part 1. Requirements and methods of tests
GOST R 51324.1-2005
Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations. Part 1. General requirements
GOST R 52161.1-2004
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Part 1. General requirements
GOST R 52319-2005
Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use. Part 1. General requirements
GOST R IEC 1029-1-94
Transrportable motor-operated electric tools. General safety requirements and testing methods
GOST R IEC 60065-2005
Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus. Safety requirements
GOST R IEC 60598-1-2003
Luminaires. Part 1. General requirements and test methods
GOST R IEC 60730-1-2002
Automatic electrical controls for household and similar use. General requirements and test methods
GOST R IEC 60950-1-2005
Information technology equipment. Safety. Part 1. General requirements
GOST R 51318.14.1-2006
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus. Radio disturbance. Limits and methods of measurements
GOST R 51318.14.2-2006
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus. Immunity to electromagnetic disturbance. Requirements and test methods
GOST R 51317.3.2-2006
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Harmonic current emissions (equipment input current <=16 A per phase). Limits and test methods
GOST R 51318.24-99
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Immunity of information technology equipment. Requirements and test methods
GOST R 51522-99
Electromagnetic compatibilyty of technical equipment. Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. Requirements and test methods
GOST 22505-97
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Man-made noise of sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment. Limits and test methods
GOST R 51515-99
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Immunity of sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment to electromagnetic disturbances. Requirements and test methods
GOST R 51318.15-99
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Radio disturbance from electrical lighting and similar equipment. Limits and test methods
GOST R 51514-99
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Immunity of equipment for general lighting purposes. Requirement and test methods
GOST R 50009-2000
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Components of intruder alarm systems. Requirement and test methods

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Measurement of the sound absorption in a reverberation room

Tipo: Test standard

Standard: UNI EN ISO 354:2003

Clienti: BragaChemolli Fire

This method tests the ability of an element to absorb the sound energy emitted by a source. The evaluation index is expressed with the sound absorption coefficient according to EN ISO 11654: 1998 αw, which introduces classes as follows:

Class: A / αw – Values 0,90; 0,95; 1,00 / Absorption class: high absorbent
Class: B / αw – Values 0,80; 0,85 / Absorption class: highly absorbent
Class: C / αw – Values 0,60; 0,65; 0,70; 0,75 / Absorption class: very absorbent
Class: D / αw – Values 0,30; 0,35; 0,40; 0,45; 0,50; 0,55 / Absorption class: absorbent
Class: E / αw – Values 0,15; 0,20; 0,25 /Absorption class: poorly absorbent
Class: not classified / αw – Values 0,05; 0,10 / Absorption class: reflective

The test is performed in a echo chamber and issuing and turning off the source. Evaluating the reverberation time, ie how long it takes to move from the emission to the noise detected from the bottom of the empty reverberation room. Then you install the material and you make the test again verifying the change.

For example, in a material that has an αw value of 0.7, 70% of the sound energy emitted by the source is absorbed by the material

05

Gost - Certification of medical equipment

Tipo:

Standard:

Clienti:

Test of medical equipment

Test of all medical equipment, instruments and materials related to all classes of potential risk: bioelectric potentials measurement devices of sound vibrations, temperature, pressure and other humans variables.

Medical monitors

Ophthalmic Devices

Electrotherapy devices

Material for bandages (eg first aid)

Mechanized tools, cross-linking, sewing, cutting, probing

Medical products of rubber, polymers, latex and glass

Set of medical instruments

Trauma product

Sunglasses, glasses frames

Defibrillators

Tools for the UV and IR radiation

stretchers

Surgical tables, beds

Dental Equipment

Medical lighting equipment and other medical products

GOST R 50444-92
Medical instruments, apparatus and equipment. General specifications
GOST R 50267.0-92
Medical electrical equipment. Part 1. General requirements for safety
GOST R 50267.0.2-2005
Medical electrical equipment. Part 1-2. General requirements for safety. Electromagnetic compatibility. Requirements and test methods
GOST R ISO 10079.1-99
Medical suction equipment. Part 1. Electrically powered suction equipment. General technical requirements and test methods
GOST 19126-2007
Medical metallic instruments. General specifications
GOST 21238-93
Surgical instruments. Non-cutting articulated instruments. General requirements and test methods
GOST 19126-2007
Medical metallic instruments. General specifications
GOST 21238-93
Surgical instruments. Non-cutting articulated instruments. General requirements and test methods
GOST 21240-89
Medical scalpels and knives. General technical requirements and test methods
GOST 22090.1-93
Dental rotary instruments. Part 1. Steel and carbide burs
GOST 22090.2-93
Dental rotary instruments. Part 2. Steel and carbide finishing burs
GOST 24861-91
Sterile hypodermic syringes for single use
GOST 25046-81
Single use needles for injections. Basic dimensions. Technical requirements. Test methods
GOST 25046-81
Single use needles for injections. Basic dimensions. Technical requirements. Test methods
GOST R 51318.11-2006
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Industrial, scientific, medical and domestic (ISMD) high-frequency equipment. Radio disturbance. Limits and methods of measurement

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Extensions of results for the inclusion in the Swiss register of fire resistant products for VKF, AEAI, AICAA.

Tipo: Extension

Standard: VKF, AEAI, AICAA

Clienti: OikosMethis

We relate with the Association of Cantonal Fire Insurance Institutions, AICAA, VKF, Vereinigung Kantonaler Feuerversicherungen, or Association des établissements cantonaux d’assurance incendie, AEAI. We can issue inclusion in the register of fire resistant products.

Depending on the type of product, a test according to EN1634-1 may be sufficient, but in some cases a test for hot fumes according to EN1634-3 may be required.

Normally the validation takes about six to eight months after the application, which is prepared by our office and its progress is monitored.

We can also make requests for other fire-fighting products, the procedure is the same as for doors.

Validity is five years.

IN DEPTH

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Proces-Verbal de Classement and Appréciation de Laboratoire according to the decree of March 14th 2011 modified by the decree of March 22nd 2004 of the French Ministry of the Interior (Résistance au Feu des Eléments de Construction selon l'arrêté du 14 mars 2011 modifiant l'arrêté du 22 mars 2004 du Ministère de l'Intérieur)

Tipo: Certification

Standard: NF EN1634-1

Clienti:

Proces-Verbal de Classement is required for the sale of non CE marked fire doors in France. In case of recognition of tests carried out, the relevant Appréciation de laboratoire is also required. The minutes or the classification reports attest to the fire performance of products or construction elements tested by a resistance laboratory. This is the laboratory's declaration according to the law, which complies, as regards resistance, with the provisions of the decree of the Ministère de l'Intérieur, article 11 of March 22nd 2004, modified by the decree of March 14th 2011. These documents can be established by laboratories recognized by the French Ministry of the Interior.
EDITORIAL BOARD
TESTS MADE IN FRANCE, OR EXTENSION OF TESTS MADE IN EUROPE They can be set up following tests carried out in these same laboratories, or in another European laboratory, which one of these laboratories analyzes and verifies. The validity and the methods of establishment and renewal of the PV varies from institution to institution. Normally, for tests not carried out at the French laboratory, there is talk of a documentary work for the first institution valid for one year, and an inspection visit that renews the document for four years.
CHANGES TO THE TESTED DOORS
Some changes compared to the tested sample in addition to the direct field of application of the results can be included in the Proces Verbal. A further tool available is the Avis de Chantier, which allows you to make specific changes in a specific construction site, with a precise engineering evaluation of the laboratory.
OLD NATIONAL STANDARD
The old French national standard, according to the decrees of April 21st, 1983 and August 3rd, 1999 for national regulations, expected for doors: • Mechanical stability, flame retardancy and resistance to flammable gases: Pare-Flamme, corresponding to EW. • Mechanical stability, flame retardancy and flammable gases and thermal insulation: Coupe feu, corresponding to EI. The Pare Flamme and Coupe Feu classifications and the relative PVs are no longer valid since 22 March 2011. These tests must be repeated for new PVs in accordance with European regulations. The tests are now performed according to the standard NF EN 1634-1.
ARE THE TESTS CARRIED OUT IN FRANCE VALID IN ITALY?
If we are talking about CE marked doors, the marking allows marketing in the states of the Union. Check whether the mandatory characteristics for the recipient country are met and that the documentation is in the language of the country where they are marketed. For more information on marking, go to the CE MARKING section of our website. For unmarked doors, then they must have approval. For more information on the approval, go to the APPROVAL section of our website.
OTHER VOLUNTARY BRANDS, REAL TRADE NATIONAL BARRIERS
In the specifications we can very often find references to MARQUEs NF, to which the products must respond. They are voluntary brands, which however acted as a barrier to foreign products. We see them better below. D.A.S., Dispositifs Actionnés de Sécurité Another important certification for doors in France is the D.A.S, Dispositifs Actionnés de Sécurité, according to the standards: NF S 61-937 parts 2 and 3. In accordance with the decree of July 21st, 1994, which applies some provisions relating to fire safety systems (SSI), all self-closing fire closing units installed in public buildings and public buildings must meet the specifications of the standard NF S61-937 relatively to the implemented safety devices (DAS). According to this decree, the suitability for use of all the DAS, with reference to the relative standards, must be certified by a specific test report issued by one of the laboratories approved by the Ministry of the Interior (LCPP; CNPP; CSTB; CTICM ; EFECTIS). Special characteristics and requirements of swing doors with automatic closing, which are DAS compartments, are shown in sheet X of appendix A of standard NF S61-937. Once the tests have been carried out, AFNOR, the French standardization body, carries out an inspection visit. MARQUE NF, NF131 and NF277 These are voluntary trademarks, which likewise provide initial type tests by recognized laboratories and validation and inspection by FCBA or AFNOR. Possono essere inclusi in capitolati d’appalto, a quel punto diventano necessari per poter vendere il proprio prodotto in quel cantiere.
THE CHEMOLLI FIRE CONTRIBUTION
When it comes to testing, we provide our experience and our KNOW-HOW. Having always done this type of activity, as specialists, we offer you complete advice during all the laboratory experimentation phases, from design to documentation of results. THE METHOD Listening is the most important phase of our interaction: we want you to develop a product that is the sum of your identity and your needs. First of all, we'll try to understand your real needs, the channels and the markets you want to measure yourself on. Then we will show you how the testing and certification process takes place: we need to deal with you, to fully grasp your point of view. Then, we concert a proposal that respects - compatibly with the required performances - your product lines, your production lines and, as far as possible, the potential economies of scale by using products and methodologies already consolidated in your company. EMPATHY Beyond the opportunities, which we will show you, we will then advise you what we would do, in your shoes. We advise with our experience on what, how and where to test. In which laboratory should you test? In the one that best suits your needs! THE PROJECT Once the key is turned, we prepare a project that is exhaustive of all the details. Which materials and components to use, an important part of our dialogue on which we can best advise you. In addition to this, a cost sheet and a forecast of weights, to allow you to check if your goals will be achieved. Using the best practices in the sector, we are convinced of this. ATYPICAL CONSULTANTS: WE TAKE CARE OF THE TESTING ACTIVITY A consultant gives advice, then lets the client put it into practice. We are not like this: we take off tie and put on our work clothes when needed. Once the production of the samples has been launched, we are present during the gluing of the doors, we offer support during processing and hardware installation, we proceed with our technicians to install the samples in the laboratory and we are physically present at the test. We manage the post-test documentation review phase, we illustrate the documentation and remain available for all issues related to results management. CERTIFICATION In addition, we offer you complete advice during all certification phases, assisting you:
  • in planning and budgeting of activities, to determine an investment plan;
  • in all relations with the notified body;
  • during sampling (collection of products to be tested);
  • to implement your FPC - Factory Production Control;
  • to prepare the necessary documentation including instructions, labels;
  • with our presence during the initial inspections;
  • subsequently, as support for all management issues.
IN DEPTH
08

Fire Tests on Building materials and structures – Part 22: Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction

Tipo: Test standard

Standard: BS 476-22

Clienti:

National testing standard for the United Kingdom, regarding non-load-bearing elements such as doors. It is an "ancient" standard, from 1987.
REQUIREMENTS
Typically, the requirements for fire resistant doors for fire prevention are contained in the documents
  • "Her Majesty's Government, The building Regulations 2010, Fire safety, Approved document B - Volume 1: Dwellings";
  • "Her Majesty's Government, The building Regulations 2010, Fire safety, Approved document B - Volume 2: Building other than dwellings".
At the bottom of the page you will find the 2019 versions for use in England. In both, in the Appendix C we talk about fire doors that can be classified according to EN13501 or according to BS 476-22. In the latter case, then they will be doors called FD(Fire door) and FD xx S, where xx is the duration in minutes, S is the smoke seal according to BS 476-31.
ASSESSMENT, EXTENSION OF EUROPEAN RESULTS
Normally to market products in the UK a document called Assessment is needed, which can be drawn up to say that doors tested for example in Italy according to EN1634-1 can also be defined according to BS EN 1634-1, or according to BS476-22. As a curiosity, in some cases the BS476-22 is even more stringent than the EN1634-1. We have had the case of an EI2 60 door, which we had to classify according to BS EN1634-1 and not according to BS476-22, as a thermocouple of the additional procedure had exceeded 180 degrees. In BS476-22, it is specified that any thermocouple that exceeds 180 degrees causes the test to fail, while in the European one it was just something more.
ASSESSMENT, EXTENSION OF THE FIELD OF APPLICATION
The Assessment may also contain extensions with respect to the field of application of the results, in some cases very similar to EXAP. Previously, highly imaginative Global Assessments were circulating, following the Grenfell and the Composite doors scandal, the meters of judgment were very narrow, getting closer and closer to the rigor of the European standard.
VALIDITY AND RENEWAL
The Assessment is a document that normally has a validity of 5 years. In Chemolli Fire we have both carried out tests directly in the UK and have recognized tests carried out in Italy, as well as renewed documents and agreed with the laboratory that they provided for extensions with respect to the field of application of the existing results.
THIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION
In the UK there are several voluntary quality brands, the so-called "Third party certification", such as BM Trada, Certifire, and others. These, although not mandatory, are often referred to in the tender documents thus becoming mandatory.
ENGLISH CE MARKING: UKCA
It is not a group dance, but it is the English proposal for CE marking, national. Over time you will see how much it will hold.
A FLUID SITUATION
The situation we report is a very fluid and evolving - geopolitical - one. We remind you that with Dec 1st 2020, BREXIT will end, with or without agreements, therefore we do not know if what we photograph here will remain valid and for how long. We can hypothesize a boost to the use of BS476 standards compared to EN1634, a tightening on the possibilities of Assessments, a greater request for Third Party Certification and, last but not least, for UKCA.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BS476-22 AND EN1634-1
Ragioniamo sulla BS476-22 in riferimento alla EN1634-1, andando ad identificare le differenze primarie tra gli standard di prova. BS476-22: 1987 and BS EN 1634-1, although conceived independently, have many similarities in that they share a common reference document. ISO 834defines the cellulosic fire curve, providing the common ground for many national fire resistance test methods for doors within the European Union. The new European test method meets the functional requirements of all EU Member States and introduces new methodologies to "harmonize" the potentially different behaviors of existing fire test furnaces. The changes introduced in the new standard include the specifications of the wall covering of the fire test furnace and the oxygen level present during the tests. However, three modifications have been shown to significantly affect the performance of the doors under test. These are:
  • temperature control and monitoring devices
  • pressure regime of the furnace during the test
  • requirement for the cycle of the doors before the execution of the fire test
Temperature control and measurement devices Both test methods require that the furnace atmosphere temperature is monitored during the test. This allows you to control the temperature according to the time / temperature curve specified in the relevant standard. The temperature inside the furnace is measured by "type K" thermocouples. BS 476-22 requires the use of a 1.5 mm probe thermocouple while BS EN 1634-1 requires the use of the "plate thermocouple". Physical differences between measuring devices result in significant differences in their response to temperature increases. The 1.5 mm probe type thermocouple (BS) has a very small mass which responds directly to changes in gas temperature - very low thermal inertia, i.e. a very rapid response. The plate thermocouple device (BS EN) uses a 1 mm thermocouple to monitor the temperature of a steel plate that has been heated by the furnace gases. It takes much more heat to heat the steel plate than to heat the 1.5mm probe tip. As a result, the plate thermocouple is said to have higher thermal inertia and consequently a slower initial response rate. In short, it's like having a car odometer with a weighted pointer: since gas is put in the furnace to create heat with the flames, having a faster instrument to read the temperature, I will put less gas. How can this difference affect the test? In the first ten minutes of the BS EN test, the furnace actually operates between 10 and 34% more than the equivalent test performed according to a BS 476-22 standard. This ten minute period is the time taken to overcome the initial thermal inertia of the plate. After ten minutes the two devices read very similar temperatures. Furnace pressure regime The pressure regime inside the furnace is fundamental for the behavior of the door in question. The positive pressure inside the furnace pushes the hot gases out of the furnace chamber through any gaps in the sample. It is this effect that precipitates the need for thermo-expanding perimeter seals for doors. The difference between the two standards lies in the height at which the neutral axis is placed, i.e. where it passes from positive to negative pressure inside the furnace. The transition point is at a differential pressure of 0 Pa and is known as a plane or axis of neutral pressure. In BS 476-22 this is set at 1 m above the threshold, in BS EN 1634-1 the value is set at 500 mm above the threshold. This involves a different pressure trend with repercussions in the behavior of the sample gaskets. Our experience Considering 20 or 30 minute doors, if the test is 30% easier, you could make doors that cost 30% less. This is not the case, because the fire doors do not size like the ounces of ham at the delicatessen counter. Better to leave a few more slices. Moving forward with the minutes, this difference thins. These considerations obviously do not apply to tests in which plate thermocouples or combined EN + BS tests are used, where the more restrictive parameters would be applied. Exposed side The tests in BS 476-22 have often been carried out on one side only. After the "composite doors" scandal, we saw a race to test from two sides, also in compliance with the circular of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government of July 31st 2018.
ARE THE TESTS MADE IN UK VALID IN ITALY?
If we are talking about CE marked doors, the marking allows marketing in the states of the Union. Check whether the mandatory characteristics for the recipient country are met and that the documentation is in the language of the country where they are marketed. For more information on marking, go to the CE MARKING section of our website. For unmarked doors, then they must have approval. Attention that the tests are accepted if the laboratory has certain characteristics and if it is part of the EEA market. Which with Brexit, could change for British laboratories. For more information on the approval, go to the APPROVAL section of our website. Clearly, approval can be requested under certain conditions, only if the test has been carried out in BS EN 1634-1 and not in BS 476-22.
THE CHEMOLLI FIRE CONTRIBUTION
When it comes to testing, we provide our experience and our KNOW-HOW. Having always done this type of activity, as specialists, we offer you complete advice during all the laboratory experimentation phases, from design to documentation of results. THE METHOD Listening is the most important phase of our interaction: we want you to develop a product that is the sum of your identity and your needs. First of all, we'll try to understand your real needs, the channels and the markets you want to measure yourself on. Then we will show you how the testing and certification process takes place: we need to deal with you, to fully grasp your point of view. Then, we concert a proposal that respects - compatibly with the required performances - your product lines, your production lines and, as far as possible, the potential economies of scale by using products and methodologies already consolidated in your company. EMPATHY Beyond the opportunities, which we will show you, we will then advise you what we would do, in your shoes. We advise with our experience on what, how and where to test. In which laboratory should you test? In the one that best suits your needs! THE PROJECT Once the key is turned, we prepare a project that is exhaustive of all the details. Which materials and components to use, an important part of our dialogue on which we can best advise you. In addition to this, a cost sheet and a forecast of weights, to allow you to check if your goals will be achieved. Using the best practices in the sector, we are convinced of this. ATYPICAL CONSULTANTS: WE TAKE CARE OF THE TESTING ACTIVITY A consultant gives advice, then lets the client put it into practice. We are not like this: we take off tie and put on our work clothes when needed. Once the production of the samples has been launched, we are present during the gluing of the doors, we offer support during processing and hardware installation, we proceed with our technicians to install the samples in the laboratory and we are physically present at the test. We manage the post-test documentation review phase, we illustrate the documentation and remain available for all issues related to results management.
IN DEPTH
 
09

Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for measuring smoke penetration through doorsets and shutter assemblies. Method of measurement under ambient temperature conditions

Tipo: Test standard

Standard: BS 476-31

Clienti:

With this English regulation, it is possible to carry out tests to evaluate the loss in cubic meters per hour per meter of joint length, with the exception of the lower one. It is an accessory requirement in many markets such as English, German and the United Arab Emirates.
THE TEST
The main difference with the European standard is the fact that in this standard the medium temperature loss, the equivalent of Sm-S200, is not evaluated.
REQUIREMENTS
Typically, the requirements for fire resistant doors for fire prevention are contained in the documents
  • Her Majesty’s Government, The building Regulations 2010, Fire safety, Approved document B – Volume 1: Dwellings“;
  • Her Majesty’s Government, The building Regulations 2010, Fire safety, Approved document B – Volume 2: Building other than dwellings“.
At the bottom of the page you will find the 2019 versions for use in England. In both, Appendix C refers to fire doors that can be classified according to EN13501 or BS 476-22. In the latter case, then they will be doors called FD (Fire door) and FD xx S, where xx is the duration in minutes, S is the smoke seal according to BS 476-31.
THE CHEMOLLI FIRE CONTRIBUTION
When it comes to testing, we provide our experience and our KNOW-HOW. Having always done this type of activity, as specialists, we offer you complete advice during all the laboratory experimentation phases, from design to documentation of results. THE METHOD Listening is the most important phase of our interaction: we want you to develop a product that is the sum of your identity and your needs. First of all, we'll try to understand your real needs, the channels and the markets you want to measure yourself on. Then we will show you how the testing and certification process takes place: we need to deal with you, to fully grasp your point of view. Then, we concert a proposal that respects - compatibly with the required performances - your product lines, your production lines and, as far as possible, the potential economies of scale by using products and methodologies already consolidated in your company. EMPATHY Beyond the opportunities, which we will show you, we will then advise you what we would do, in your shoes. We advise with our experience on what, how and where to test. In which laboratory should you test? In the one that best suits your needs! THE PROJECT Once the key is turned, we prepare a project that is exhaustive of all the details. Which materials and components to use, an important part of our dialogue on which we can best advise you. In addition to this, a cost sheet and a forecast of weights, to allow you to check if your goals will be achieved. Using the best practices in the sector, we are convinced of this. ATYPICAL CONSULTANTS: WE TAKE CARE OF THE TESTING ACTIVITY A consultant gives advice, then lets the client put it into practice. We are not like this: we take off tie and put on our work clothes when needed. Once the production of the samples has been launched, we are present during the gluing of the doors, we offer support during processing and hardware installation, we proceed with our technicians to install the samples in the laboratory and we are physically present at the test. We manage the post-test documentation review phase, we illustrate the documentation and remain available for all issues related to results management.
IN DEPTH
10

Issue or renewal of the approval act for fire-resistant doors

Tipo: Administrative act

Standard: DM 21.06.2004

Clienti:

"Approval" means the final act certifying the correct completion of the technical-administrative procedure, illustrated in the decree of 21.06.2004, aimed at recognizing the certified requirements of fire-resistant doors. With this recognition, the reproduction of the prototype and the related placing on the market of approved fire-resistant doors is authorized, with the variations permitted by the UNI EN 1634-1 standard in the field of direct application of the test result integrated by the variations shown in the annex C of the decree itself.
RELEASE
The issue of the homologation act is one of the paid services provided for by the law of 26 July 1965, n. 966, and subsequent amendments. The following procedure is used to obtain the type-approval certificate for the fire-resistant door: a) the manufacturer forwards a specific request to the passive protection area of the Central Directorate for Prevention and Technical Safety of the Ministry of the Interior, accompanied by the original test certificate issued to him by the laboratory; b) the passive protection area starts the administrative procedure and informs the interested party, within thirty days from the date of receipt of the application, the amount of the sum necessary for the release; c) the producer sends the payment certificate relating to the sum referred to in the previous letter within thirty days from the date of communication of the passive protection area; in case of non-submission, the file is archived due to the expiry of the terms; d) the passive protection area, having assessed the documentation presented, provides, within sixty days from the date of receipt of the request for the payment certificate, to issue the certificate of approval of the fire-resistant door containing all the modifications to the manufacturer allowed on the prototype, justifying any refusal. 3. The passive protection area will publish the updated list of approved fire-resistant doors periodically. Homologation of certified doors in the EU context 1. Fire-resistant doors legally certified in one of the countries of the European Union or in one of the countries that are parties to the EEA agreement, on the basis of the standards referred to in art. 1 according to control methods recognized in one of the same countries, can be homologated in Italy to be used in the field of application disciplined DM21.06.2004. 2. To this end, the manufacturer must follow the procedures set out in art. 5, ensuring the identification of the control methods recognized by the European Union country or contracting party to the EEA agreement. 3. All documentation must be accompanied by an italian translation.
Validity, renewal, forfeiture and cancellation of approval
1. The approval is valid for five years and can be renewed on application by the manufacturer, at each expiry, for a further period of five years. This renewal does not entail repeating the technical tests, if the manufacturer declares that the fire-resistant door has not undergone modifications. 2. The homologation is not renewable in case of revocation. 3. The approval is automatically invalidated if the fire-resistant door undergoes any modification not foreseen in the approval act. The new legislation will establish the times necessary for the adaptation of production systems and for the disposal of stocks. 4. The Ministry of the Interior has the right to withdraw the approval if: a) a non-conformity of the fire-resistant door to the approved door is detected; b) the manufacturer does not fully or partially comply with the obligations set out in art. 7. Withdrawal or forfeiture of approval implies a ban on the placing on the market and a ban on issuing the declaration of conformity for the approved fire-resistant door.
THE CHEMOLLI FIRE CONTRIBUTION
In Chemolli Fire we assist customers in preparing and sending, in addition to monitoring, the homologation documents, whether they are new documents or renewals.
IN DEPTH
01

GOST: Certification of building materials (doors, fire dampers, skylights, cables, curtains, textiles and other protective elements). Only some of the available standards

Tipo: Test Standard

Standard:

Clienti:

GOST application scopes and standards, fire resistance, reaction to fire, flammability:

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

GOST R 51844-2009
Fire equipment. Fire-fighting cabinets. General technical requirements. Test methods
GOST R 53325-2009
Fire equipment. Means of fire automatics. The general technical requirements. Test methods
GOST 27990-88
Means of alarm, fire and alarm-fire systems. General technical requirements
GOST 26342-84
Means for guarding. Fire and guarding fire signalization. Type, basic parameters and dimensions
GOST R 53292-2009
Fire retardant compositions and substances for wood. General requirements. Test methods
GOST R 53295-2009
Fire retardant compositions for steel constructions. General requirement. Method for determining fire retardant efficiency
GOST R 53311-2009
Coatings cables fire retardant. Methods for determination of fireproof efficiency
GOST R 50810-95
Fire hazard of textiles. Decorative textiles. Flammability test method and classification
GOST 28157-89
Tests for flammability of plastic materials
GOST 12.1.044-89
Occupational safety standards system. Fire and explosion hazard of substances and materials. Nomenclature of indices and methods of their determination
GOST R 53306-2009
Enclosing building structures crossing junction points by using pipe, which is made of polymeric materials. Fire resistance test
GOST R 53305-2009
Smoke shields. The test method for the fire resistance
GOST 30247.0-94
Elements of building constructions. Fire resistance tests methods. General requirements
GOST 30403-96
Building structures. Fire hazard test method
GOST 31251-2008
Facades of buildings. Fire hazard test method
GOST 30247.1-94
Elements of building constructions. Fire-resistance tests methods. Load-bearing and separating constructions
GOST R 53304-2009
Trunks of refuse chutes. The test method on fire resistance
GOST 30247.3-2002
Building structures. Fire- resistance test methods. Elevator shaft doors
GOST R 53309-2009
Buildings and building’s fragments. Method of real fire tests. General requirements
GOST 27483-87
Fire hazard testing. Test methods. Glow-wire test and guidance
GOST 30402-96
Building materials. Ignitability test method
GOST 30244-94
Building materials. Methods for combustibility test
GOST R 51032-97
Building materials spread flame test method
GOST R 53294-2009
Textile materials. Bedding articles. Upholstered furniture. Blinds. Curtains. Flammability test methods
GOST R 53303-2009
Building constructions. Fire doors and gates. Test methods for smoke-and-gas leakage
GOST R 53307-2009
Elements of building constructions. Fire doors and gates. Fire resistance test method
GOST R 53301-2009
Fire dampers of ventilation systems. The test method for the fire resistance
GOST R 53321-2009
Thermal devices on various kind of fuel. Fire safety requirements. Test methods
GOST R 53299-2009
The test method for the fire resistance. Ventilation ducts
ELECTRONIC APPARATUS/CABLES

GOST R 52931-2008
Instruments for process monitoring and control. General specifications
GOST R IEC 60065-2009
Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus. Safety requirements
GOST R IEC 60065-2005
Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus. Safety requirements
GOST R IEC 60065-2002
Audio-, video- and similar electronic apparatus. Safety requirements
GOST R 50807-95
Residual current operated protective devices. General requirements and test methods
GOST R 51326.1-99
Residual current operated circuit-breakers without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCCB`s). Part 1. General requirements and test methods
GOST R 51327.1-99
Residual current operated circuit-pressers with integral overcurrent protection for household and similar use. Part 1. General requirements and test methods
GOST 27483-87
Fire hazard testing. Test methods. Glow-wire test and guidance
GOST 27484-87
Fire hazard testing. Test methods. Needle-flame test
GOST 27924-88
Fire-hazard testing. Test methods. Bad-connection test with heaters
GOST 28779-90
Solid electrical insulating materials. Methods of test for the determination of the flammability when exposed to an igniting source
GOST 10345.1-78
Solid electroinsulating materials. Method for the determination of arc resistance of alternating voltage greater than 1000 V
GOST R IEC 335-1-94
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. General requirements and test methods
GOST 17242-86
Low-voltage power fuses. General specifications
GOST R 50030.2-99
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear. Part 2. Circuit-breakers
GOST R 50345-99
Electrical accessories. Circuit breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installation
GOST R IEC 60332-1-2-2007
Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions. Part 1-2. Test for vertical flame propagation for a single insulated wire or cable. Procedure for 1 kW pre-mixed flame
GOST R IEC 60332-1-3-2007
Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions. Part 1-3. Test for vertical flame propagation for a single insulated wire or cable. Procedure for determination of flaming
droplets/particles
GOST R IEC 60332-2-2-2007
Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions. Part 2-2. Test for vertical flame propagation for a single small insulated wire or cable. Procedure for diffusion flame
GOST R IEC 60332-3-21-2005
Tests on electric and optical cables under fire conditions. Rart 3-21. Flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables. Category A F/R
GOST R IEC 60332-3-22-2005
Tests on electric and optical cables under fire conditions. Rart 3-22. Flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables. Category A
GOST R IEC 60332-3-23-2005
Tests on electric and optical cables under fire conditions. Rart 3-23. Flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables. Category B
GOST R IEC 60332-3-24-2005
Tests on electric and optical cables under fire conditions. Part 3-24. Flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables. Category C
GOST R IEC 60332-3-25-2005
Tests on electric and optical cables under fire conditions. Rart 3-25. Flame spread of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables. Category D
GOST R IEC 60331-21-2003
Tests for electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions. Circuit integrity. Part 21. Procedures and requirements. Cables of rated voltage up to and including 0,6/1,0 kV
GOST R IEC 60331-23-2003
Tests for electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions. Circuit integrity. Part 23. Procedures and requirements. Electric data cables
GOST R IEC 60331-25-2003
Tests for electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions. Circuit integrity. Part 25. Procedures and requirements. Optical fibre cables
GOST R IEC 61034-2-2005
Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under defined conditions. Part 2. Test procedure and requirements
GOST 27570.0-87
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances.
GOST R 52161.2.24-2007
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Part 2.24. Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers
GOST R 52161.1-2004
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Part 1. General requirements
GOST 27570.0-87
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances.
GOST 27570.01-92
Safety of electrically heated blankets, pads and similar flexible heating appliances for household use. Requirements and test methods
GOST 27570.14-88
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Particular requirements for cooking ranges, electric cookerc, ovens and similar appliances and test methods
GOST 27570.16-88
Safety of household and similal electrical appliances. Particular requirements for toasters, grills, roasters and similar appliances and test methods
GOST 27570.21-89
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Particular reguirements for electric ironers
GOST 27570.22-89
Safety of hosehold and similar appliances. Additional reguirements to household sewing machines and test methods
GOST 27570.29-91
Safety of household and similar electrical applicances. Particular requirements for electric sauna heating applinaces and test methods
GOST 27570.34-92
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Particular requirements for commercial electric ranges, ovens and hob elements
GOST 27570.36-92
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Particular requirements for commercial electric griddles and griddle grills
GOST 27570.41-92
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Particular requirements for commercial electric grillers and toasters
GOST R IEC 60335-2-34-2000
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Particular requirements for motor-compressors and test methods
GOST 12.1.004-91
Occupational safety standards system. Fire safety. General requirements
GOST R IEC 60598-1-2003
Luminaires. Part 1. General requirements and test methods
GOST 27473-87
Method for determining the comparative and the proof tracking indices of solid insulating materials under moist conditions
GOST 17677-82
Luminaires. General specifications
GOST R IEC 60598-2-22-99
Luminaries. Part 2-22. Particular requirements. Luminaries for emergency lighting
GOST R 53310-2009
Through penetration for cables, hermetic inputs and through penetration of electric current types. Requirements of fire safety. Fire resistance test methods
GOST R 53323-2009
Flame arrestors and spark arrestors. General technical requirements. Test methods
GOST R 53302-2009
The equipment of smoke control systems. The test method for the fire resistance
GOST R 53313-2009
Electrical mounting appliances. Requirements of fire safety. Test methods
GOST 9098-78
Low-voltage automatic switches. General specifications
GOST R 53316-2009
Cable lines. Circuit integrity under fire. Test method
GOST R IEC 60335-2-24-2001
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice-makers and test methods

02

Checks on production sites and products to determine continued compliance with UL requirements.

Tipo: Certification

Standard: UL LISTING

Clienti:

For the duration of a UL certification, a manufacturer’s manufacturing facilities and products are regularly checked to determine continued compliance with UL requirements. The frequency of inspections is based on the type of product or the number of UL marks applied.

Generally for the “life-saving” sphere, we speak of 4 times a year.

The technicians in the field carry out factory audits and sampling of certified products to evaluate the continuous conformity according to when indicated in the “Inspection” chapter of the UL file issued after the tests.

TYPES OF VISITS

The first visits can be:

PPV: Pre-production visit: the producer is not ready, the inspector explains the FUS system but before being able to produce, a new IPI will have to be programmed.

IPI: Initial Production Inspection: the manufacturer is ready,

  • has an FPC system in operation;
  • has a product made in compliance;
  • has the file of his competence;
  • can access UL’s Myhome;
  • has labels approved by the UL Label Center, made according to the “Marking” chapter of the UL file.

Subsequent visits to the IPI are Regular Inspections

THE SUPPORT OF SPECIALISTS IN TESTING AND CERTIFICATION CHEMOLLI FIRE

We assist customers to overcome IPI, PPV, so that they are ready as soon as possible to start with the productions. We remain available for assistance in case of needs related to events that occurred during the FUS.

TESTS

The tests, similar to the initial European type tests, are reported here on the website (click to open):

TESTING / UL Fire Resistance section

 

 

03

Gost - Certification of electronic devices

Tipo:

Standard:

Clienti:

Certification of electronic devices:
Electrical testing in laboratory (Laboratory of Electronics) and Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory and Certification Center “INKOR” ROSSTANDART credited.

Our EMC laboratory is accredited by the Ministry of Economic Development and Roszdravnadzor, ready to order tests for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of a wide range of medical products.

The electrical laboratory is accredited by the Ministry of Economic Development and Roszdravnadzor, respectively, for testing of electrical safety of medical devices and other products.

Testiamo i seguenti prodotti:
– Elettrodomestici
– Ingegneria Informatica
– Strumenti di misura
– Comunicazione radio, radiodiffusione e la televisione
– Attrezzature mediche
– household products

According to test results, clients receive the results of the products that reflect the characteristics of the parameters measured on the tested products that lead to conclusions about their compliance with the rules and recommendations for their improvement.
The protocol is a technical service of the laboratory, which is part of the Certification Authority “INKOR”, and it provides to its customers the registration and certification of medical equipment and other goods.

Tests are carried out in accordance with procedures and in compliance with the requirements of the following standards:
GOST 12.2.013.0-91
Occupational safety standards system. Electric hand-held tools. General safety requirements and testing methods
GOST 16264.0-85
Small power electric machines. Motors. General specifications
GOST 27570.0-87
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances.
GOST R 50030.1-2007
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear. Part 1. Generalrules
GOST R 50043.1-92
Connecting devices for low voltage circuits for household and similar purposes. Part 1. General requirements
GOST R 51321.1-2007
Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies. Part 1. Requirements for type-tested and partially type-tested assemblies. General technical requirements and methods of tests
GOST R 51322.1-99
Plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes. Part 1. Requirements and methods of tests
GOST R 51324.1-2005
Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations. Part 1. General requirements
GOST R 52161.1-2004
Safety of household and similar electrical appliances. Part 1. General requirements
GOST R 52319-2005
Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use. Part 1. General requirements
GOST R IEC 1029-1-94
Transrportable motor-operated electric tools. General safety requirements and testing methods
GOST R IEC 60065-2005
Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus. Safety requirements
GOST R IEC 60598-1-2003
Luminaires. Part 1. General requirements and test methods
GOST R IEC 60730-1-2002
Automatic electrical controls for household and similar use. General requirements and test methods
GOST R IEC 60950-1-2005
Information technology equipment. Safety. Part 1. General requirements
GOST R 51318.14.1-2006
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus. Radio disturbance. Limits and methods of measurements
GOST R 51318.14.2-2006
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus. Immunity to electromagnetic disturbance. Requirements and test methods
GOST R 51317.3.2-2006
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Harmonic current emissions (equipment input current <=16 A per phase). Limits and test methods
GOST R 51318.24-99
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Immunity of information technology equipment. Requirements and test methods
GOST R 51522-99
Electromagnetic compatibilyty of technical equipment. Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. Requirements and test methods
GOST 22505-97
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Man-made noise of sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment. Limits and test methods
GOST R 51515-99
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Immunity of sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment to electromagnetic disturbances. Requirements and test methods
GOST R 51318.15-99
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Radio disturbance from electrical lighting and similar equipment. Limits and test methods
GOST R 51514-99
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Immunity of equipment for general lighting purposes. Requirement and test methods
GOST R 50009-2000
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Components of intruder alarm systems. Requirement and test methods

04

Measurement of the sound absorption in a reverberation room

Tipo: Test standard

Standard: UNI EN ISO 354:2003

Clienti:

This method tests the ability of an element to absorb the sound energy emitted by a source. The evaluation index is expressed with the sound absorption coefficient according to EN ISO 11654: 1998 αw, which introduces classes as follows:

Class: A / αw – Values 0,90; 0,95; 1,00 / Absorption class: high absorbent
Class: B / αw – Values 0,80; 0,85 / Absorption class: highly absorbent
Class: C / αw – Values 0,60; 0,65; 0,70; 0,75 / Absorption class: very absorbent
Class: D / αw – Values 0,30; 0,35; 0,40; 0,45; 0,50; 0,55 / Absorption class: absorbent
Class: E / αw – Values 0,15; 0,20; 0,25 /Absorption class: poorly absorbent
Class: not classified / αw – Values 0,05; 0,10 / Absorption class: reflective

The test is performed in a echo chamber and issuing and turning off the source. Evaluating the reverberation time, ie how long it takes to move from the emission to the noise detected from the bottom of the empty reverberation room. Then you install the material and you make the test again verifying the change.

For example, in a material that has an αw value of 0.7, 70% of the sound energy emitted by the source is absorbed by the material

05

Gost - Certification of medical equipment

Tipo:

Standard:

Clienti:

Test of medical equipment

Test of all medical equipment, instruments and materials related to all classes of potential risk: bioelectric potentials measurement devices of sound vibrations, temperature, pressure and other humans variables.

Medical monitors

Ophthalmic Devices

Electrotherapy devices

Material for bandages (eg first aid)

Mechanized tools, cross-linking, sewing, cutting, probing

Medical products of rubber, polymers, latex and glass

Set of medical instruments

Trauma product

Sunglasses, glasses frames

Defibrillators

Tools for the UV and IR radiation

stretchers

Surgical tables, beds

Dental Equipment

Medical lighting equipment and other medical products

GOST R 50444-92
Medical instruments, apparatus and equipment. General specifications
GOST R 50267.0-92
Medical electrical equipment. Part 1. General requirements for safety
GOST R 50267.0.2-2005
Medical electrical equipment. Part 1-2. General requirements for safety. Electromagnetic compatibility. Requirements and test methods
GOST R ISO 10079.1-99
Medical suction equipment. Part 1. Electrically powered suction equipment. General technical requirements and test methods
GOST 19126-2007
Medical metallic instruments. General specifications
GOST 21238-93
Surgical instruments. Non-cutting articulated instruments. General requirements and test methods
GOST 19126-2007
Medical metallic instruments. General specifications
GOST 21238-93
Surgical instruments. Non-cutting articulated instruments. General requirements and test methods
GOST 21240-89
Medical scalpels and knives. General technical requirements and test methods
GOST 22090.1-93
Dental rotary instruments. Part 1. Steel and carbide burs
GOST 22090.2-93
Dental rotary instruments. Part 2. Steel and carbide finishing burs
GOST 24861-91
Sterile hypodermic syringes for single use
GOST 25046-81
Single use needles for injections. Basic dimensions. Technical requirements. Test methods
GOST 25046-81
Single use needles for injections. Basic dimensions. Technical requirements. Test methods
GOST R 51318.11-2006
Electromagnetic compatibility of technical equipment. Industrial, scientific, medical and domestic (ISMD) high-frequency equipment. Radio disturbance. Limits and methods of measurement

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Extensions of results for the inclusion in the Swiss register of fire resistant products for VKF, AEAI, AICAA.

Tipo: Extension

Standard: VKF, AEAI, AICAA

Clienti:

We relate with the Association of Cantonal Fire Insurance Institutions, AICAA, VKF, Vereinigung Kantonaler Feuerversicherungen, or Association des établissements cantonaux d’assurance incendie, AEAI. We can issue inclusion in the register of fire resistant products.

Depending on the type of product, a test according to EN1634-1 may be sufficient, but in some cases a test for hot fumes according to EN1634-3 may be required.

Normally the validation takes about six to eight months after the application, which is prepared by our office and its progress is monitored.

We can also make requests for other fire-fighting products, the procedure is the same as for doors.

Validity is five years.

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Proces-Verbal de Classement and Appréciation de Laboratoire according to the decree of March 14th 2011 modified by the decree of March 22nd 2004 of the French Ministry of the Interior (Résistance au Feu des Eléments de Construction selon l'arrêté du 14 mars 2011 modifiant l'arrêté du 22 mars 2004 du Ministère de l'Intérieur)

Tipo: Certification

Standard: NF EN1634-1

Clienti:

Proces-Verbal de Classement is required for the sale of non CE marked fire doors in France. In case of recognition of tests carried out, the relevant Appréciation de laboratoire is also required. The minutes or the classification reports attest to the fire performance of products or construction elements tested by a resistance laboratory. This is the laboratory's declaration according to the law, which complies, as regards resistance, with the provisions of the decree of the Ministère de l'Intérieur, article 11 of March 22nd 2004, modified by the decree of March 14th 2011. These documents can be established by laboratories recognized by the French Ministry of the Interior.
EDITORIAL BOARD
TESTS MADE IN FRANCE, OR EXTENSION OF TESTS MADE IN EUROPE They can be set up following tests carried out in these same laboratories, or in another European laboratory, which one of these laboratories analyzes and verifies. The validity and the methods of establishment and renewal of the PV varies from institution to institution. Normally, for tests not carried out at the French laboratory, there is talk of a documentary work for the first institution valid for one year, and an inspection visit that renews the document for four years.
CHANGES TO THE TESTED DOORS
Some changes compared to the tested sample in addition to the direct field of application of the results can be included in the Proces Verbal. A further tool available is the Avis de Chantier, which allows you to make specific changes in a specific construction site, with a precise engineering evaluation of the laboratory.
OLD NATIONAL STANDARD
The old French national standard, according to the decrees of April 21st, 1983 and August 3rd, 1999 for national regulations, expected for doors: • Mechanical stability, flame retardancy and resistance to flammable gases: Pare-Flamme, corresponding to EW. • Mechanical stability, flame retardancy and flammable gases and thermal insulation: Coupe feu, corresponding to EI. The Pare Flamme and Coupe Feu classifications and the relative PVs are no longer valid since 22 March 2011. These tests must be repeated for new PVs in accordance with European regulations. The tests are now performed according to the standard NF EN 1634-1.
ARE THE TESTS CARRIED OUT IN FRANCE VALID IN ITALY?
If we are talking about CE marked doors, the marking allows marketing in the states of the Union. Check whether the mandatory characteristics for the recipient country are met and that the documentation is in the language of the country where they are marketed. For more information on marking, go to the CE MARKING section of our website. For unmarked doors, then they must have approval. For more information on the approval, go to the APPROVAL section of our website.
OTHER VOLUNTARY BRANDS, REAL TRADE NATIONAL BARRIERS
In the specifications we can very often find references to MARQUEs NF, to which the products must respond. They are voluntary brands, which however acted as a barrier to foreign products. We see them better below. D.A.S., Dispositifs Actionnés de Sécurité Another important certification for doors in France is the D.A.S, Dispositifs Actionnés de Sécurité, according to the standards: NF S 61-937 parts 2 and 3. In accordance with the decree of July 21st, 1994, which applies some provisions relating to fire safety systems (SSI), all self-closing fire closing units installed in public buildings and public buildings must meet the specifications of the standard NF S61-937 relatively to the implemented safety devices (DAS). According to this decree, the suitability for use of all the DAS, with reference to the relative standards, must be certified by a specific test report issued by one of the laboratories approved by the Ministry of the Interior (LCPP; CNPP; CSTB; CTICM ; EFECTIS). Special characteristics and requirements of swing doors with automatic closing, which are DAS compartments, are shown in sheet X of appendix A of standard NF S61-937. Once the tests have been carried out, AFNOR, the French standardization body, carries out an inspection visit. MARQUE NF, NF131 and NF277 These are voluntary trademarks, which likewise provide initial type tests by recognized laboratories and validation and inspection by FCBA or AFNOR. Possono essere inclusi in capitolati d’appalto, a quel punto diventano necessari per poter vendere il proprio prodotto in quel cantiere.
THE CHEMOLLI FIRE CONTRIBUTION
When it comes to testing, we provide our experience and our KNOW-HOW. Having always done this type of activity, as specialists, we offer you complete advice during all the laboratory experimentation phases, from design to documentation of results. THE METHOD Listening is the most important phase of our interaction: we want you to develop a product that is the sum of your identity and your needs. First of all, we'll try to understand your real needs, the channels and the markets you want to measure yourself on. Then we will show you how the testing and certification process takes place: we need to deal with you, to fully grasp your point of view. Then, we concert a proposal that respects - compatibly with the required performances - your product lines, your production lines and, as far as possible, the potential economies of scale by using products and methodologies already consolidated in your company. EMPATHY Beyond the opportunities, which we will show you, we will then advise you what we would do, in your shoes. We advise with our experience on what, how and where to test. In which laboratory should you test? In the one that best suits your needs! THE PROJECT Once the key is turned, we prepare a project that is exhaustive of all the details. Which materials and components to use, an important part of our dialogue on which we can best advise you. In addition to this, a cost sheet and a forecast of weights, to allow you to check if your goals will be achieved. Using the best practices in the sector, we are convinced of this. ATYPICAL CONSULTANTS: WE TAKE CARE OF THE TESTING ACTIVITY A consultant gives advice, then lets the client put it into practice. We are not like this: we take off tie and put on our work clothes when needed. Once the production of the samples has been launched, we are present during the gluing of the doors, we offer support during processing and hardware installation, we proceed with our technicians to install the samples in the laboratory and we are physically present at the test. We manage the post-test documentation review phase, we illustrate the documentation and remain available for all issues related to results management. CERTIFICATION In addition, we offer you complete advice during all certification phases, assisting you:
  • in planning and budgeting of activities, to determine an investment plan;
  • in all relations with the notified body;
  • during sampling (collection of products to be tested);
  • to implement your FPC - Factory Production Control;
  • to prepare the necessary documentation including instructions, labels;
  • with our presence during the initial inspections;
  • subsequently, as support for all management issues.
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Fire Tests on Building materials and structures – Part 22: Methods for determination of the fire resistance of non-loadbearing elements of construction

Tipo: Test standard

Standard: BS 476-22

Clienti:

National testing standard for the United Kingdom, regarding non-load-bearing elements such as doors. It is an "ancient" standard, from 1987.
REQUIREMENTS
Typically, the requirements for fire resistant doors for fire prevention are contained in the documents
  • "Her Majesty's Government, The building Regulations 2010, Fire safety, Approved document B - Volume 1: Dwellings";
  • "Her Majesty's Government, The building Regulations 2010, Fire safety, Approved document B - Volume 2: Building other than dwellings".
At the bottom of the page you will find the 2019 versions for use in England. In both, in the Appendix C we talk about fire doors that can be classified according to EN13501 or according to BS 476-22. In the latter case, then they will be doors called FD(Fire door) and FD xx S, where xx is the duration in minutes, S is the smoke seal according to BS 476-31.
ASSESSMENT, EXTENSION OF EUROPEAN RESULTS
Normally to market products in the UK a document called Assessment is needed, which can be drawn up to say that doors tested for example in Italy according to EN1634-1 can also be defined according to BS EN 1634-1, or according to BS476-22. As a curiosity, in some cases the BS476-22 is even more stringent than the EN1634-1. We have had the case of an EI2 60 door, which we had to classify according to BS EN1634-1 and not according to BS476-22, as a thermocouple of the additional procedure had exceeded 180 degrees. In BS476-22, it is specified that any thermocouple that exceeds 180 degrees causes the test to fail, while in the European one it was just something more.
ASSESSMENT, EXTENSION OF THE FIELD OF APPLICATION
The Assessment may also contain extensions with respect to the field of application of the results, in some cases very similar to EXAP. Previously, highly imaginative Global Assessments were circulating, following the Grenfell and the Composite doors scandal, the meters of judgment were very narrow, getting closer and closer to the rigor of the European standard.
VALIDITY AND RENEWAL
The Assessment is a document that normally has a validity of 5 years. In Chemolli Fire we have both carried out tests directly in the UK and have recognized tests carried out in Italy, as well as renewed documents and agreed with the laboratory that they provided for extensions with respect to the field of application of the existing results.
THIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION
In the UK there are several voluntary quality brands, the so-called "Third party certification", such as BM Trada, Certifire, and others. These, although not mandatory, are often referred to in the tender documents thus becoming mandatory.
ENGLISH CE MARKING: UKCA
It is not a group dance, but it is the English proposal for CE marking, national. Over time you will see how much it will hold.
A FLUID SITUATION
The situation we report is a very fluid and evolving - geopolitical - one. We remind you that with Dec 1st 2020, BREXIT will end, with or without agreements, therefore we do not know if what we photograph here will remain valid and for how long. We can hypothesize a boost to the use of BS476 standards compared to EN1634, a tightening on the possibilities of Assessments, a greater request for Third Party Certification and, last but not least, for UKCA.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BS476-22 AND EN1634-1
Ragioniamo sulla BS476-22 in riferimento alla EN1634-1, andando ad identificare le differenze primarie tra gli standard di prova. BS476-22: 1987 and BS EN 1634-1, although conceived independently, have many similarities in that they share a common reference document. ISO 834defines the cellulosic fire curve, providing the common ground for many national fire resistance test methods for doors within the European Union. The new European test method meets the functional requirements of all EU Member States and introduces new methodologies to "harmonize" the potentially different behaviors of existing fire test furnaces. The changes introduced in the new standard include the specifications of the wall covering of the fire test furnace and the oxygen level present during the tests. However, three modifications have been shown to significantly affect the performance of the doors under test. These are:
  • temperature control and monitoring devices
  • pressure regime of the furnace during the test
  • requirement for the cycle of the doors before the execution of the fire test
Temperature control and measurement devices Both test methods require that the furnace atmosphere temperature is monitored during the test. This allows you to control the temperature according to the time / temperature curve specified in the relevant standard. The temperature inside the furnace is measured by "type K" thermocouples. BS 476-22 requires the use of a 1.5 mm probe thermocouple while BS EN 1634-1 requires the use of the "plate thermocouple". Physical differences between measuring devices result in significant differences in their response to temperature increases. The 1.5 mm probe type thermocouple (BS) has a very small mass which responds directly to changes in gas temperature - very low thermal inertia, i.e. a very rapid response. The plate thermocouple device (BS EN) uses a 1 mm thermocouple to monitor the temperature of a steel plate that has been heated by the furnace gases. It takes much more heat to heat the steel plate than to heat the 1.5mm probe tip. As a result, the plate thermocouple is said to have higher thermal inertia and consequently a slower initial response rate. In short, it's like having a car odometer with a weighted pointer: since gas is put in the furnace to create heat with the flames, having a faster instrument to read the temperature, I will put less gas. How can this difference affect the test? In the first ten minutes of the BS EN test, the furnace actually operates between 10 and 34% more than the equivalent test performed according to a BS 476-22 standard. This ten minute period is the time taken to overcome the initial thermal inertia of the plate. After ten minutes the two devices read very similar temperatures. Furnace pressure regime The pressure regime inside the furnace is fundamental for the behavior of the door in question. The positive pressure inside the furnace pushes the hot gases out of the furnace chamber through any gaps in the sample. It is this effect that precipitates the need for thermo-expanding perimeter seals for doors. The difference between the two standards lies in the height at which the neutral axis is placed, i.e. where it passes from positive to negative pressure inside the furnace. The transition point is at a differential pressure of 0 Pa and is known as a plane or axis of neutral pressure. In BS 476-22 this is set at 1 m above the threshold, in BS EN 1634-1 the value is set at 500 mm above the threshold. This involves a different pressure trend with repercussions in the behavior of the sample gaskets. Our experience Considering 20 or 30 minute doors, if the test is 30% easier, you could make doors that cost 30% less. This is not the case, because the fire doors do not size like the ounces of ham at the delicatessen counter. Better to leave a few more slices. Moving forward with the minutes, this difference thins. These considerations obviously do not apply to tests in which plate thermocouples or combined EN + BS tests are used, where the more restrictive parameters would be applied. Exposed side The tests in BS 476-22 have often been carried out on one side only. After the "composite doors" scandal, we saw a race to test from two sides, also in compliance with the circular of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government of July 31st 2018.
ARE THE TESTS MADE IN UK VALID IN ITALY?
If we are talking about CE marked doors, the marking allows marketing in the states of the Union. Check whether the mandatory characteristics for the recipient country are met and that the documentation is in the language of the country where they are marketed. For more information on marking, go to the CE MARKING section of our website. For unmarked doors, then they must have approval. Attention that the tests are accepted if the laboratory has certain characteristics and if it is part of the EEA market. Which with Brexit, could change for British laboratories. For more information on the approval, go to the APPROVAL section of our website. Clearly, approval can be requested under certain conditions, only if the test has been carried out in BS EN 1634-1 and not in BS 476-22.
THE CHEMOLLI FIRE CONTRIBUTION
When it comes to testing, we provide our experience and our KNOW-HOW. Having always done this type of activity, as specialists, we offer you complete advice during all the laboratory experimentation phases, from design to documentation of results. THE METHOD Listening is the most important phase of our interaction: we want you to develop a product that is the sum of your identity and your needs. First of all, we'll try to understand your real needs, the channels and the markets you want to measure yourself on. Then we will show you how the testing and certification process takes place: we need to deal with you, to fully grasp your point of view. Then, we concert a proposal that respects - compatibly with the required performances - your product lines, your production lines and, as far as possible, the potential economies of scale by using products and methodologies already consolidated in your company. EMPATHY Beyond the opportunities, which we will show you, we will then advise you what we would do, in your shoes. We advise with our experience on what, how and where to test. In which laboratory should you test? In the one that best suits your needs! THE PROJECT Once the key is turned, we prepare a project that is exhaustive of all the details. Which materials and components to use, an important part of our dialogue on which we can best advise you. In addition to this, a cost sheet and a forecast of weights, to allow you to check if your goals will be achieved. Using the best practices in the sector, we are convinced of this. ATYPICAL CONSULTANTS: WE TAKE CARE OF THE TESTING ACTIVITY A consultant gives advice, then lets the client put it into practice. We are not like this: we take off tie and put on our work clothes when needed. Once the production of the samples has been launched, we are present during the gluing of the doors, we offer support during processing and hardware installation, we proceed with our technicians to install the samples in the laboratory and we are physically present at the test. We manage the post-test documentation review phase, we illustrate the documentation and remain available for all issues related to results management.
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Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for measuring smoke penetration through doorsets and shutter assemblies. Method of measurement under ambient temperature conditions

Tipo: Test standard

Standard: BS 476-31

Clienti:

With this English regulation, it is possible to carry out tests to evaluate the loss in cubic meters per hour per meter of joint length, with the exception of the lower one. It is an accessory requirement in many markets such as English, German and the United Arab Emirates.
THE TEST
The main difference with the European standard is the fact that in this standard the medium temperature loss, the equivalent of Sm-S200, is not evaluated.
REQUIREMENTS
Typically, the requirements for fire resistant doors for fire prevention are contained in the documents
  • Her Majesty’s Government, The building Regulations 2010, Fire safety, Approved document B – Volume 1: Dwellings“;
  • Her Majesty’s Government, The building Regulations 2010, Fire safety, Approved document B – Volume 2: Building other than dwellings“.
At the bottom of the page you will find the 2019 versions for use in England. In both, Appendix C refers to fire doors that can be classified according to EN13501 or BS 476-22. In the latter case, then they will be doors called FD (Fire door) and FD xx S, where xx is the duration in minutes, S is the smoke seal according to BS 476-31.
THE CHEMOLLI FIRE CONTRIBUTION
When it comes to testing, we provide our experience and our KNOW-HOW. Having always done this type of activity, as specialists, we offer you complete advice during all the laboratory experimentation phases, from design to documentation of results. THE METHOD Listening is the most important phase of our interaction: we want you to develop a product that is the sum of your identity and your needs. First of all, we'll try to understand your real needs, the channels and the markets you want to measure yourself on. Then we will show you how the testing and certification process takes place: we need to deal with you, to fully grasp your point of view. Then, we concert a proposal that respects - compatibly with the required performances - your product lines, your production lines and, as far as possible, the potential economies of scale by using products and methodologies already consolidated in your company. EMPATHY Beyond the opportunities, which we will show you, we will then advise you what we would do, in your shoes. We advise with our experience on what, how and where to test. In which laboratory should you test? In the one that best suits your needs! THE PROJECT Once the key is turned, we prepare a project that is exhaustive of all the details. Which materials and components to use, an important part of our dialogue on which we can best advise you. In addition to this, a cost sheet and a forecast of weights, to allow you to check if your goals will be achieved. Using the best practices in the sector, we are convinced of this. ATYPICAL CONSULTANTS: WE TAKE CARE OF THE TESTING ACTIVITY A consultant gives advice, then lets the client put it into practice. We are not like this: we take off tie and put on our work clothes when needed. Once the production of the samples has been launched, we are present during the gluing of the doors, we offer support during processing and hardware installation, we proceed with our technicians to install the samples in the laboratory and we are physically present at the test. We manage the post-test documentation review phase, we illustrate the documentation and remain available for all issues related to results management.
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Issue or renewal of the approval act for fire-resistant doors

Tipo: Administrative act

Standard: DM 21.06.2004

Clienti:

"Approval" means the final act certifying the correct completion of the technical-administrative procedure, illustrated in the decree of 21.06.2004, aimed at recognizing the certified requirements of fire-resistant doors. With this recognition, the reproduction of the prototype and the related placing on the market of approved fire-resistant doors is authorized, with the variations permitted by the UNI EN 1634-1 standard in the field of direct application of the test result integrated by the variations shown in the annex C of the decree itself.
RELEASE
The issue of the homologation act is one of the paid services provided for by the law of 26 July 1965, n. 966, and subsequent amendments. The following procedure is used to obtain the type-approval certificate for the fire-resistant door: a) the manufacturer forwards a specific request to the passive protection area of the Central Directorate for Prevention and Technical Safety of the Ministry of the Interior, accompanied by the original test certificate issued to him by the laboratory; b) the passive protection area starts the administrative procedure and informs the interested party, within thirty days from the date of receipt of the application, the amount of the sum necessary for the release; c) the producer sends the payment certificate relating to the sum referred to in the previous letter within thirty days from the date of communication of the passive protection area; in case of non-submission, the file is archived due to the expiry of the terms; d) the passive protection area, having assessed the documentation presented, provides, within sixty days from the date of receipt of the request for the payment certificate, to issue the certificate of approval of the fire-resistant door containing all the modifications to the manufacturer allowed on the prototype, justifying any refusal. 3. The passive protection area will publish the updated list of approved fire-resistant doors periodically. Homologation of certified doors in the EU context 1. Fire-resistant doors legally certified in one of the countries of the European Union or in one of the countries that are parties to the EEA agreement, on the basis of the standards referred to in art. 1 according to control methods recognized in one of the same countries, can be homologated in Italy to be used in the field of application disciplined DM21.06.2004. 2. To this end, the manufacturer must follow the procedures set out in art. 5, ensuring the identification of the control methods recognized by the European Union country or contracting party to the EEA agreement. 3. All documentation must be accompanied by an italian translation.
Validity, renewal, forfeiture and cancellation of approval
1. The approval is valid for five years and can be renewed on application by the manufacturer, at each expiry, for a further period of five years. This renewal does not entail repeating the technical tests, if the manufacturer declares that the fire-resistant door has not undergone modifications. 2. The homologation is not renewable in case of revocation. 3. The approval is automatically invalidated if the fire-resistant door undergoes any modification not foreseen in the approval act. The new legislation will establish the times necessary for the adaptation of production systems and for the disposal of stocks. 4. The Ministry of the Interior has the right to withdraw the approval if: a) a non-conformity of the fire-resistant door to the approved door is detected; b) the manufacturer does not fully or partially comply with the obligations set out in art. 7. Withdrawal or forfeiture of approval implies a ban on the placing on the market and a ban on issuing the declaration of conformity for the approved fire-resistant door.
THE CHEMOLLI FIRE CONTRIBUTION
In Chemolli Fire we assist customers in preparing and sending, in addition to monitoring, the homologation documents, whether they are new documents or renewals.
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Request info about the certification


Request info about the certification