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Material Flammability

The SwRI Fire Technology Department has a Material Flammability group that performs tests to evaluate the ignition, flame spread, heat release rate, smoke production rate and toxic potency characteristics of materials and assemblies. Many of the tests are conducted according to domestic or international standard procedures, and involve small to intermediate-scale specimens. Standard tests are often supplemented with additional instrumentation, or, if necessary, completely new custom-designed procedures are developed to fulfill specific client needs. SwRI’s Materials Flammability group provides tests, data for computer fire model input and evaluation. Experimental support is also provided to the Listing, Labeling, and Follow-Up Inspection Services in the form of testing services for quality assurance of products and materials.

For questions about this testing, please contact Matt Blais at +1 210 522 3524.

Material Flammability Technical Strengths