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Fire and Flammability Testing


August 4, 2010

Fire investigations often focus on the source of ignition and the spread or growth of the fire. Other times, the standard by which products are examined is their reaction when exposed to fire. Whether the project involves a new product, a potential recall, or a unique fire hazard, Exponent has the testing expertise to help solve the problem.

Exponent has experience with numerous small, intermediate, and large-scale fire and flammability testing methods, including those published by the NFPA, UL, and ASTM. In addition, Exponent engineers routinely develop and conduct specialized testing protocols that involve a variety of experimental methods and equipment for the evaluation of materials, products, or installations that fall outside the scope of industry-accepted test methods.

Fire and flammability tests are conducted in our Maryland, Boston, Menlo Park, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, and Phoenix laboratory facilities, and in cooperation with several large fire research facilities located throughout the U.S. and abroad. Our staff keep up with the most current research and experimental methods to ensure that our clients have access to the best tools available to solve their problems.

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