SwRI Fire Testing Services for the Electrical Industry
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) offers standard and customized fire performance evaluation services to support the electrical industry. Services provided include:
The Institute's full-service engineering capabilities are complemented by laboratory accreditation to conduct tests on electrical components for a variety of applications.
The SwRI Department of Fire Technology is accredited
by the International Accreditation Service, Inc. (IAS), which encompasses the
three major model building code jurisdictions in the United States, as a
qualified testing laboratory and a third-party quality assurance and inspection
agency in accordance with IAS Report Nos.
The Department has been designated a "Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL)"
by OSHA and has been accredited in all major state and local jurisdictions
throughout the U.S., including the city of Los Angeles, Miami-Dade County, and
the city of New York. The Department has been accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard
to provide testing and follow-up programs in support of Type Approval per the
IMO FTP Code. Internationally, the Department is recognized by The Standards
Council of Canada, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), and
the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
This flyer was originally published in January 1997. For more information about fire testing services for the electrical industry, contact Bill Bendele, Department of Fire Technology Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute, P.O. Drawer 28510, San Antonio, Texas 78228-0510, Phone (210) 522-2728, Fax (210) 522-3377.