FireTEC has the capability to perform a range of custom tests. Our indoor facilities are equipped with an exhaust system capable of handling up to 1 MW fires and a workshop for design and construction of testing assemblies. A wide spectrum of diagnostics is available including heat release rate measurement through oxygen consumption, spatially resolved temperature measurement (using thermocouples and/or infrared imaging), heat flux measurement (using Schmidt-Boelter gauges and/or plate thermometers), flow velocity measurement (using bi-directional probes) and combustion product analysis (including smoke, CO, CO2, NOx, SOx, and hydrocarbons).
We also provide panning, metrology and reporting support for large-scale outdoor fire experiments.
Examples of past projects include:
Understanding the relationship between the sprinkler flow rate and its ability to suppress wood crib fires.
Development of a new test method for observing smoldering-to-flaming transition on flexible foam/fabric assemblies.
Investigation of a lithium-ion battery fire.
For additional information about our capabilities, please contact Fernando Raffan-Montoya at firstname.lastname@example.org