CREPIM is COFRAC accredited and IMO recognized to lead fire safety tests in the navy industry according to the 2010 FTP Code.
The tests realised in the CREPIM are the following ones:
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 (750°C). The measured parameters are the presence and the duration of the ignition, the mass lost and the temperature rise inside the material.
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.
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.
This test measures the heat released from a material / system, under a radiant heat.
CREPIM also set up a new laboratory for fire reaction tests on military vessels 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 :
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