Fire & Flammability Testing

Sparks fly from industrial welding fabrication. Exponent performs fire and flammability testing of all types of products and materials

Understand your product's flammability risks

Creating fire-safe products and safe occupational workplaces begins with a thorough understanding of how products react when exposed to fire and flames. Exponent conducts extensive fire and flammability testing solutions for clients across industries, including fire sprinkler testing, smoke and heat detector testing, full-scale mock-up testing, vehicle fire testing, hot surface ignition testing, fabric and textile flammability testing, and newly developed refrigerants ignition/flammability testing.

How can thorough product flammability testing services reduce your risks of fires?

When industrial fires or explosions occur, they can have a devastating impact on human health and safety as well as the environment. Authorities having jurisdiction have developed strict codes and regulatory compliances to guide safety managers in creating safer workplaces and assisting manufacturers in developing more fire-resistant products.

Devising and maintaining effective fire mitigation strategies requires a high level of expertise because fires and explosions occur for a wide variety of reasons. 

Exponent's multidisciplinary engineers routinely develop and conduct specialized testing to understand the causes of fires and analyze the potential for future fires. Our fire prevention consultants perform fire testing at several large research facilities with state-of-the-art flammability testing labs located throughout the United States and abroad. Our more than 50 years of experience in fire investigations positions our multidisciplinary teams to assist in developing more resilient products as we analyze flammable materials, investigate fires, conduct combustibility testing, and assist clients in navigating product recall decisions and establishing their newly developed products.

Capabilities & Services

Exponent's state-of-the-art testing facilities uniquely positions us to provide unparalleled flammability testing services for all types of products.

Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled

With expertise in over 90 disciplines and hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies — we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.


Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.