The Testing pole provides you with a complete set of fire testing methods; to characterize the reaction to fire of you materials and assemblies.
We have set up different levels of offers to fit with you request of fair price, lead time and quality. Feel free to contact us for any demand. We follow the fire test evolution via the French mirror group linked to TC 127 – building and TC256 - railways
The development of CREPIM continues in the context of fire resistance, with the extension of our COFRAC accreditation to the tests EN 1363-1, EN 1634-1 and EN 1634-2. These applied to the rail reference system (EN 45545-3) and maritime (FTP code 2010 part 3 and part 4).
We can also perform all types of non-accredited tests related to standards for partitions and walls (EN 1364-1), ceilings (EN 1364-2) and doors (EN 1634-1), as well as other standards.
The Certification pole features skilled teams devoted to 3rd part certification
Our service is completely integrated, with a sole contact point, which makes the procedure easy to handle form your side.
The Development pole – it is our original activity – to support you in the development of FR formulas:
Focus on FR resins development, Thermoplastic or thermoset, mainly based on all technologies, featuring intumescence
The Training pole to upgrade you skill regarding
More than 20 training sessions focused on fire: feel free to tease us for any request and become fire expert
CREPIM is the major European Laboratories for development and approval of materials covered by fire regulations. CREPIM develops, guaranties and qualifies the fire performances of materials and assemblies for all concerned areas, featuring the mass transportation sectors (railway, aviation and maritime), as well as in the construction, electric products, and textile sectors. All these studies take into account the end of life management of the product in order to be in line with the potential “second life” of the material and with its impact on the environment.
Our organisation features four divisions: (i) Development, (ii) Testing division, (iii) Certification division and (iv) Training division. The whole team includes 20 people featuring, for a large part, chemists, (MSc, doctors and senior scientists).
Feel free to challenge us for any needs !!!
Choose below the files you want to download :
Newsletter du Crepim - online downloading
[FR] Newsletter n°1 - EN 45545
[FR] Newsletter n°2 - RPC
[EN/US] Newsletter n°3 - EN 45545
[FR] Newsletter n°4 - EN 45545
[EN/US] Newsletter n°5 - RPC
Guidance and technical review - online downloading
[EN/US] Fire reaction and fire resistance approaches
[EN/US] Fire regulation for cars
[EN/US] Fire regulation in railways
[EN/US] Fire regulation in aircrafts
[EN/US] Fire regulation in ships
[EN/US] Fire regulation in furniture
[EN/US] Fire regulation in buildings
[EN/US] European Building Regulation
[EN/US] Fire regulation for E and E
[EN/US] Telech 6 Whats EN 45545
[EN/US] Telech Fire expression worldwide translation
[EN/US] Telech Fire related words GLOSSARY
[FR] Telech QQOQCP Euroclasses
[EN/US] Railways M & F ranking NF F16-101
[EN/US] EN 45545-2 and fire reaction testing for European railway
Fire : facts and figures
Source: Home – France- 2009
The number of fires has doubled in the last twenty years and the house fire is the second cause of death by accident in the home among children under 5 years after the drowning.
14% of fires are started by children, which represents more than 6,000 fires per year in France. Attracted by the fire – we all played with matches when we were young, they are often the first victims of the fires they cause.
25% of fires are electrical.
75% of fire starts result of blunders or deliberate acts.
Christmas tree burns within the first 30 seconds.
In a fire, the combustion of polymers is responsible for:
More than 10,000 wounded and amongst them, 3,000 are living with a severe disability. 800 deaths per year in France and 80% of deaths are due to intoxication by fire effluents. Two thirds of the victims die suffocated in their sleep. The cost of home fires is approximately € 1.3 billion.
Also note that the time available to evacuate a local fire decreases in 30 years from 15 to 3 min, which justifies the use of flame retardant materials that will limit the reaction to fire sets.