Sweden: Fire Resistance Testing More Space for Developing Safe Cable and Pipe Seals
Cable and pipe seal provider Roxtec has more than doubled its fire resistance testing capacity. The new lab provides a very good working environment and has a state-of-the art purification system taking care of the emissions from the test furnace, the company announced.
Karlskrona/Sweden — The fire lab is located at the manufacturer's headquarters in Karlskrona, Sweden. It is to play a key role in the product development and pre-certification process for the sealing solutions. The engineers and technicians can prepare the tests in the new lab with exactness. Every test object must be tested as an entire system in a realistic environment. The test object is built, with transit installations in walls, bulkheads, floors or decks, and attached to the furnace. The process is followed closely and monitored via computers in the control room.
Customers and classification society representatives can be invited to witness tests from the observation room. The tests verify the seals’ maintenance of integrity and insulation in accordance with strict standards. The results are helpful for both customers and engineers, says CEO Mikael Helmerson, adding that the fire lab enabled his company to grow and to help more customers in different industries.