Time is critical, especially in business. Traditionally, manufacturers sacrifice their speed while waiting for certifications. Many of the accreditation and testing institutions have limited resources and poor processes that bottleneck the launch of manufacturers’ products, resulting in a loss of market share and profits. At ICC NTA, we saw this need because we put customers first. So we’ve refined our fire testing method by combining technology, a streamlined process, and an improved approach.
The new facility’s technology and the approach we take to flammability and fire resistance testing creates shorter reporting loops that deliver products to the market faster. Ultimately helping our clients get to market before their competitors.
We know that delays in generating and receiving test reports cause delays in product launches. Our approach is designed for accuracy, speed, and utilizes technology to automate the data collection process and instantly generates results reports.
From Testing To Product Certification
As a member of the International Code Council family of solutions and our partnership with ICC-ES, we can create a streamlined testing and certification process. All of our tests and procedures align with the requirements to comply with ICC-ES certifications, as well as other accredited reports creating a direct path to quick certification and product launch.
Modern technology and techniques have changed the way we test and collect data for reports, enabling us to perform full-scale vertical furnace tests to test the flammability of interior materials accurately. With our custom-made equipment, we offer testing per the following standards:
ASTM E84 – Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials,
UL 723 – Standard for Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
California Building Code SFM Standard 12-7A-5 – Ignition Resistant Materials,
California Building Code SFM Standard 12-7A-4 – Decks
ASTM E119 – Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials,
UL 263 – Standard for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials,
ASTM E814 – Standard Test Method for Fire Tests of Penetration Firestop Systems,
ASTM E2226 – Standard Practice for Application of Hose Stream.
ASTM E2307 – Standard Test Method for Determining Fire Resistance of Perimeter Fire Barriers Using Intermediate-Scale, Multi-story Test Apparatus
NFPA 285 – Standard Fire Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation Characteristics of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components.
ASTM E108 – Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings
UL 790 – Standard for Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings
UL 10B – Standard for Fire Tests of Door Assemblies,
UL 10C – Standard for Positive Pressure Fire Tests of Door Assemblies,
UL 1709 – Standard for Rapid Rise Fire Tests of Protection Materials for Structural Steel,
UL 1479 – Standard for Fire Tests of Penetration Firestops,
UL 2079 – Standard for Tests for Fire Resistance of Building Joint Systems,
Learn more about NTA’s facility for fire resistance testing and the flammability of materials here.