Fire propagation tests on facades (LEPIR II test, BS 8414…).
A fire propagation test can be performed to estimate the behaviour of a façade system. The purpose of LEPIR II test is to examine the lateral spread of a fire as well as the spread of fire into the façade or through the façade-floor junction. This test is in some cases recommended by the fire regulations applicable to the types of buildings for which the system is intended (3rd and 4th family dwellings, ERP such as Establishment Receiving the Public, offices, etc.,) or depending on its design (presence of combustible insulation, air space, etc.).
This test is then carried out according to the LEPIR II test protocol*. Where appropriate, other standards (BS 8414, …) can be used to assess fire spreading in the façade.
The Fire Testing Centre is equipped with a test rig to evaluate your range of construction solutions for facades (according to IT 249) and an instrumented test station (regulatory temperatures, flows, anemometers, videos, other relevant measurements).
* Experimental room for real fire on 2 levels