CREPIM is COFRAC accredited to lead fire safety tests in the navy industry according to its standard, the international code for the application of the fire test methods â€“ The 2010 FTP Code.
The tests realised in the CREPIM are the following ones:
Part 1 â€“ Incombustibility Test â€“ NF EN ISO 1182
This test allows the determination, in some specified conditions, of the material incombustibility performance. The aim is to ensure that the tested product only releases
a very limited heat and flame quantities while exposed at high temperatures (750Â°C). The measured parameters are the presence and the duration of the ignition, the mass
lost and the temperature rise inside the material.
Part 2 â€“ Smoke opacity and toxicityâ€“ ISO 5659-2 / ISO 19702
This test allows the simultaneous measurement of the release smoke quantity dispersed in a fixed air volume by a material under a radiant heat source and the toxicity of
the gaseous effluents.
For this test, the samples are fixed horizontally under a radiant heat source comparable to a truncated cone heater. Three configurations are tested: 25 kW/m2 with and
without a pilot flame and 25 kW/m2 without a pilot flame.
The opacity is recorded by the transmission of a light beam inside the chamber throughout the period of test and the relevant parameter is a maximal specific density or
The smoke toxicity is measured thanks to Fourrier transformed infra-red (FTIR) with a gas cell. The measured gas, according to the 2010 FTP Code, are : CO, HBr, HCl, HF,
HCN, NOx and SO2.
Part 5 â€“ Propagation test for surface material and main deck revetmentâ€“ ISO 5658-2
The aim of this test is to measure the flame propagation (CFE and Qsb) on a material subject to a radiant and convective heat flow (50 kW/m2 at the hottest point) and to
measure at the same time the material contribution to the fire or the material heat release (Qt and Qp) thanks to thermocouples in the smoke extraction chimney.