Fire Testing Services

Fire Testing Services

Help manufacturers improve fire performance of products and materials

Help manufacturers improve fire performance of products and materials


Fire is a dangerous element that can destroy properties and endanger lives. Laboratory scale fire testing can help determine the fire performance of a product, thereby assisting manufacturers design products that are fire-resistant and have a lower spread of flame characteristic. 

Fire testing of building materials also improves the quality and safety of building materials, and ensure sufficient protection against fire damage.


  • Protect your company from costly and image damaging scandals and recalls
  • Reduce your business risks by meeting regulatory requirements and standards
  • Increase quality and safety of your products and processes
  • Save time and costs as we provide you with a one-stop fire product testing and certification service
  • Take advantage of our global accreditations
  • Take advantage of our state-of-the-art laboratories with comprehensive testing equipment and professional expertise
  • Increase customer confidence in your product when your product goes through independent testing
  • Shorten your time-to-market and increase market access when you meet regulatory requirements and standards


TÜV SÜD’s fire protection testing laboratories are recognised by the Fire Safety and Shelter Department (FSSD) of Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as well as fire and housing authorities in Hong Kong and Civil Defence in Middle East countries such as Dubai, Qatar, etc.

Third party inspection
TÜV SÜD provides third-party batch inspections, both locally and overseas.

Quality Assurance Scheme
TÜV SÜD provides testing support for the Product Listing Scheme (PLS), which manufacturers and traders use as a quality assurance scheme to achieve product conformance and product acceptance by buyers and regulatory authorities.

TÜV SÜD’s Fire Testing services

  1.  Mechanical test 
    • Door hardwares
    • Fire fighting products
  2. Fire resistance test
    • Products include composite/lift landing doorsets, dampers, wall, glazing, refuse chute hoppers, dumbwaiters, intumescent paint, etc.
    • Fire-rated partition
    • Fire-rated glass block/ glass partition
    • Fire-rated ceiling
    • Fire-rated door
    • Fire-rated lift landing/ dumb waiter door
    • Fire shutter/ fire curtain
  3. Reaction to fire test 
    • Building materials
    • Electrical cable
    • Flooring
    • Materials used in transportation
    • Plastic and rubber materials
    • Ship materials
    • Textile materials
    • Upholstery and furnishing


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the fire test procedure?

    In many regions, such as the US, fire safety testing is a crucial part of building and consumer product regulations. A material, product, or assembly is essentially subjected to a specific ignition source or thermal insult during a fire test. Then, standards are established based on factors such as temperature, flame spread rate or distance, heat release rate, etc., and the material is evaluated based on these.

    A standard fire safety test involves exposing samples of the relevant materials to temperatures that roughly match the standard time-temperature curve in a test furnace.


  • How do you do a fire resistance test?

    The Fire Resistance Test exposes the specimen mounted on a load-bearing frame to a furnace. The furnace is calibrated to maintain an appropriate nature and temperature for the test. This fire meets the criteria for a possible fire. The evaluation is based on prescribed fire protection testing parameters that signify the endurance of the material. It ends when the material reaches a specific condition. The “resistance period” of the Fire Endurance Test is the time required to reach the condition. This test is used to evaluate the fire resistance of all systems, regardless of the materials used in their construction.


  • How many types of fire tests are there?

    In addition to fire protection testing on firestops, there are numerous other types of fire tests. It is important to test the walls, floors, and interior closures such as windows, fire doors, fire dampers, structural steel, and more. Both passive and active fire protection components are tested for fire resistance. Each uses various test formats and scoring systems. Bench-scale, full-scale, and small-scale tests are all available. In addition to testing systems, materials are also tested to ensure that any potential system components are safe to use.



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