The Testing pole provides you with a complete set of fire testing methods; to characterize the reaction to fire of you materials and assemblies.

  • For European Railway, Fire testing according to EN 45545-2, including annexes A & B for seat
  • For French Railway Fire testing according to NF F 16 101/102 and 201
  • For American Railway Fire testing according to NFPA 130 , including ASTM E 162 radiant panel
  • For Aircraft, Fire testing according to FAR 25.853 + annex F
  • For Shipping, Fire testing according to 2012 FTP codes, including EN ISO 5658-2 radiant panel
  • For Building, Fire testing according to Euroclasses, including EN 13823 SBI fire test ( CREPIM= NB 2137)
  • For cars industry, Fire testing according to NF ISO 3795/ FMVSS 302
  • For E&E equipments, Fire testing according to NF EN 60695-2-12, UL94
  • More 50 fire test method available for seats, upholstery...

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

  • Impartiality, confidentiality, independence
  • Highly skilled team of worldwide specialists
  • A single project leader to pass all the certification steps

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:

  • Formulation of materials and products to meet fire test requirements and codes
  • Development and benchmark of flame retardant solutions taking into account REACH and ROHS regulations and the end of life management of the product in order to be in line with the potential “second life” of material.
  • Assistance funding (Gvt Tax refund program "CIR")

Focus on FR resins development, Thermoplastic or thermoset, mainly based on all technologies, featuring intumescence

The Training pole to upgrade you skill regarding

  • Fireproofing chemistry and strategies - Flame retardant systems
  • Fire testing method and standardisation
  • Fire regulation
  • Control laws relating to the triptych [material-material reaction to fire]

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 !!!

Key player at the European level, CREPIM develops, guaranties and qualifies the fire performances of materials and assemblies

CREPIM: fire test expert

CREPIM is one of the major European Laboratories for development and the approval of materials covered by fire regulations. CREPIM (i) develops, (ii)tests and (iii) certifies the fire performances of materials and assemblies for all concerned areas featuring the mass transportation sectors (railways, aircrafts and boats), in the building, electrical, and textile sectors. This activity is carried out in an Environmentally-Friendly way taking into account the end-of-life product.

Market is reactive, you should be reactive, CREPIM is reactive

Our organisation features four poles: (i) Development and (ii) testing pole, (iii) CE marking- Construction Product Regulation –and Certification pole and (iv) training pole, all focus on fire chemistry and testing . The whole team includes 20 people, featuring chemists for a large part (Msc, doctors and senior scientists)

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 Testing pole provides you with a complete set of fire testing methods; to characterize the reaction to fire of you materials and assemblies. Ours teams are fully skilled, trained and recognized to deliver you a direct access to market:


The Training pole to upgrade you skill regarding


The CE marking- Construction Product Regulation –and Certification pole, to lead you on the CE marking route for you construction products



CREPIM: worldwide fire test and fire expertise

CREPIM: an organization focused on flexibility and technical knowledge



This offer, which covers the whole chain from upstream to downstream, is unique in Europe. The board of CREPIM, which gathers academic, institutional and private own partners settle a base on which CREPIM’s teams can drain scientific knowledge to turn over upper edges services towards customers. Contracts with partners feature a large array of collaboration types, from spot testing and consulting, up to technological development and long term study.

News

Save the DATE : EN 45545 training day the 17th and 18th of March 2020 at India International Centre, Delhi

Friday 07 february 2020

Dear all

After the success of the last year training, we organise again the the 17th and 18th of March 2020 at India International Centre-Delhi,   a training dedicated to EN 45545 & fire railway requirements

Indian Railways has decided to adopt and to deploy the fire safety standard EN 45545-2 to all railway & metro interiors. This training aims to address the key aspects of the EN 45545-2 standards and to explore:

-The deployment strategy of the EN 45545 series,

-The key aspects of the fire in term of reaction to fire  (EN 45545-2) and fire resistance (EN 45545-3),

-The complete and detailed review of EN 45545 series, review of the parts 1 to 7, with a focus on part 1, 2 and 3,

-The new parameters applied to materials and seats: the heat release, smoke opacity.

The objectives of the training aim to turn over a global picture of the EN 45545 framework. and to  get the know how to be quickly operational on the EN 45545 series.

The advantage for yourself is to get an approved information from worldwide qualified expert in railway.

 

Feel free download the training pack over here.

 

Your contact point :

Sajal Maini

902, 9th floor, New Delhi House, Barakhamba Road

New Delhi – 110 001

Tel + 91 11 4606 0200 I Mob. +91 7982642917  WhatApp. +91 9958993988

sajal.maini@aetherengg.com

CREPIM recognised to deliver test reports according to R118

Monday 20 january 2020

It is a great honor to announce that the CREPIM has been officially designed by France as a recognized laboratory to release official test report according to CEE ONU R 118 ( reference available at https://apps.unece.org/WP29_application/List_TA_TS)

The CEE-ONU R118 regulation concerns the burning behavior and/or the capability to repel fuel or lubricant of materials used in the construction of M3 category vehicles classified II or III.

Concerning the fire reaction of the different materials present in the vehicle, CREPIM can deliver you with official test report according to R118 regulation – to fuel the E2 file completed by CNRV (National Center of Vehicle reception).

All the test details are featured below ( 3 reminders) and anyway feel free to contact us if your need any support

More than ever , CREPIM’s teams remains yours to go head.

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Reminder 1/3 : What is M3 category vehicles ?

Category M3 correspond to vehicles used for the carriage of passengers, comprising more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat, and having a maximum mass exceeding 5 tonnes.

Category M3-Class II: Vehicles constructed principally for the carriage of seated passengers, and designed to allow the carriage of standing passengers in the gangway and/or in an area which does not exceed the space provided for two double seats.

Category M3- Class III: Vehicles constructed exclusively for the carriage of seated passengers.

The regulation describes the types of approval applicable to the type of vehicles and to the components located in certain areas of the vehicles, in regard to their behavior to fire and/or their capability of repelling fuel or lubricants.

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Reminder 2/3: which fire tests and fire performances are linked to R118?

Bear in mind that R118 describes six different tests :

R118 Annex 6 -FMVSS302, ISO3795:

Test to determine the horizontal the horizontal burning rate of materials

The sample is held horizontally in a combustion chamber in a U-shaped support. The free end of the specimen is exposed to a flame for 15 s.

The time necessary for the flame to travel the distance between the first measuring point and the last one (or the measuring point at which the flame extinguished itself) is measured to calculate the horizontal burning rate of the material.

Note : Materials fulfilling the requirements of R118 Annex 8-ISO 6941 are considered to fulfil the requirements in this paragraph R118 Annex 6 -FMVSS302,ISO3795

R118 Annex 7 - NF P 92-501

Test to determine the melting behavior of materials

The sample is placed 30 mm underneath a 500 W radiant heat source. Under the sample is a receptacle filled with cotton wool.

The aim of this test is to observe:

- If the specimen ignites

- If there are flaming or non-flaming falling droplets

- If the cotton wool ignites or not.

The result of the test shall be considered satisfactory if, taking the worst test results into account, no drop is formed which ignites the cotton wool.

R118 Annex 8-ISO 6941

Test to determine the vertical burning rate of materials

The rectangular sample is held vertically in a sample-holder, which allows placing 3 horizontal thread markers at 220 mm, 370 mm and 520 mm from the lower edge of the specimen.

A 20 mm flame, inclined at 30° from the vertical, is applied for 5s on the sample. During the test, the time necessary for the thread markers 1, 2 and 3 to break is measured starting from the moment the flame is applied.

The result of the test shall be considered satisfactory if, taking the worst test results into account, the vertical burning rate is not more than 100 mm/minute or if the flame extinguishes before the destruction of one of the first marker threads occurred.

R118 annnex 9 :

Test to determine the capability of materials to repel fuel or lubricant

This test assesses the capability of insulation materials used in engine compartments and in separate heating compartment for repelling fuel or lubricant.

The test samples measure 140 mm x 140 mm. 2.2 and the thickness of the samples is 5 mm. Four samples shall undergo the test.

The test liquid must be diesel fuel according to standard EN 590:1999.

The apparatus lconsists of: 1- base plate, with a hardness of at least 70 Shore,. 2- an absorbent surface on the baseplate ; 3- a metal cylinder (inner diameter of 120 mm, outer diameter of 130 mm, height of 50 mm), filled with the test liquid; 4- two screws with wing nuts;

The assessment of fuel repelling is based on weight variation measurement.

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Reminder 3/3:

Complementary test described in Part II related to the approval of a component with regard to its burning behavior .

Complementary test 1 : Test to determine the vertical burning rate of materials applicable to cables

Resistance to flame propagation test (ISO 6722)

A 950°C flame is applied perpendicularly to a cable sample inclined at 45°, and kept strait by applying mechanical stress, until the conductor appears, or during :

- 15 s for cables with conductor sizes smaller or equal to 2.5 mm²

- 30 s for cables with conductor sizes bigger than 2.5 mm²

This test is timed so to determine the time to the flame's extinction the burnt length of the cable is also measured at the end of the test.

The result of the test shall be considered satisfactory if, considering the worst test result, any combustion flame of insulating material shall extinguish within 70 seconds and a minimum of 50 mm insulation at the top of the test sample shall remain unburned.

Complementary test 2: Lateral Flame Spread – Propagation test (ISO 5658-2)

The test specimens are held vertically and are exposed to a gas-fired radiant panel and a non-impinging pilot flame. The hot end of the specimen receives a radiant heat flux of 50.5 kW/m2 and this decreases to a level of 1,2 kW/m2 at the cooler end.

Although the pilot flame does not impinge on the surface of the specimen, it will act as an ignition source for any volatile gas produced by the product. During the course of the test, the maximum distance travelled by the flame along the specimen is recorded. The Critical Heat Flux at extinguishment (CHF) is determined through this test by measuring how far the flames travelled across the surface of the specimen.

Materials achieving an average CFE (critical heat flux at extinguishment) value greater or equal to 20 kW/m2 , when tested according to ISO 5658-2, are deemed to comply with the requirements of R118 Annex 7 -  NF P 92-501  and R118 Annex 8-ISO 6941,., provided no burning drops are observed when taking the worst test results into account.

CREPIM : you fire test expert

CREPIM: new laboratory for fire reaction tests on the navy

Wednesday 23 january 2019

To continue the good news of this year 2019, I wanted to inform you that we have finalized the establishment of a laboratory dedicated to reaction to fire for the military navy, according to the standard STANAG 4602- Standardization Agreement for Fire Assessment of Material.

We are now accredited by COFRAC on AFAP (Allied Fire Assessment publications) listed below:

AFAP 1, whose tests ISO 4589-2 and ISO 1716,

AFAP 2, focusing on smoke opacity measurement tests according to ISO 5659-2; with measurement of the smoke density at 10 min (Ds10) and at the maximum value (Dm),

AFAP 3, focused on the measurement of smoke toxicity according to NF X 70-100 at the temperatures of 350 & 800 ° C, including acrolein & formaldehyde (350 ° C), and phenol (800 ° C),

AFAP 4 focused on the evaluation of the critical flow at the time of extinction, as well as the quantity of heat released in the form of heat flow, according to ISO 5658,

AFAP 5, dedicated to the measurement of heat flow according to ISO 5660.

These new capabilities are an indispensable complement to our materials expertise, to further improve the quality of our support, based on our historical sense of listening.

All business use more and more complex material based on polymeric complexes, and our evolution towards these new set of fire tests points out our willingness to support our partner in this transformation

I will continue to keep you informed about the evolutions of the laboratory for this year 2019 which I hope will be rich in twists and turns.

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CREPIM ready for IMO fire test!!

CREPIM is recognised by IMO onFTP CODE 2010 fire test featured in Annex 1 : Part 1 EN ISO 1182 non combustibility test