Installation classified for the protection of the environment (ICPE).

Installations Classified for the Protection of the Environment are likely to generate risks or dangers and are therefore subject to specific legislation and regulations.

Covered warehouses (section 1510) must justify that “the constructional details aim to ensure that the ruin of an element (walls, roof, posts, beams, mezzanines) in case of fire does not lead to the chain of ruin of the structure of the building, in particular the neighbouring storage cells, nor of their compartmentalisation devices, nor the collapse of the structure to the outside of the cell on fire”.

Your projects
are our concerns.

The Cerib Fire Testing Centre offers its expertise in the field of fire for different types of studies

The necessary failure mode studies (concrete, steel, composite) regardless of the regulation to which the warehouse is subject.

Fire safety engineering studies that consider the specificities of the warehouse (mezzanine, authorisation requirement with a surface area of over 6,000 m², etc.).

Studies requiring the determination of technical solutions to meet regulatory requirements combining optimisation of recommendations and safety.

Fire stability studies where a fire stability requirement is required (R15, R60, etc).

A recognized expertise.

Thanks to its state-of-the-art equipment, Cerib Fire Testing Centre (CEF) is recognised for its expertise in the fire behaviour of structures.

Approved by the French Ministry of the Interior as fire resistance laboratory, Cerib is one of only three bodies able to issue “avis sur étude (French regulatory document) on studies for structural fire behaviour engineering studies.

Cerib has 50 years of experience in the construction industry.

Stakeholder involved are:
DREAL: local authorities in charge of ICPE
SDIS: emergency services and technical referents
ICPE operators: holder of the operating permit
Owner, holder, or lessor of the warehouse
Mezzanine builders
Logistics system manufacturers

Our other sectors of activity.

Buildings.

Tunnels.

Maritime.

Rail.