The focus of the new fire research laboratory building in Logatec is to offer state-of-the-art fire research with high-fidelity measurements through ZAG’s new department for Fire-Safe Sustainable Built Environment (FRISSBE). The building is equipped with experimental facilities for reaction to fire and fire resistance research. In addition, it offers a unique façade research set-up with measurements of combustion products and heat release rate. Furthermore, the building can offer bespoke experimental designs with oxygen calorimetry and FTIR measurements in rooms and under hoods. Although the building is new, the two teams that runs it are both very experienced in terms of standard testing and fire science research.


Areas of work in the fire laboratory:

  • Structure testing (EN 13501-2, -3, -4, -5)
  • Materials testing (EN 13501-1)
    • SBI
    • Bomb calorimeter
    • Non-combustibility
    • Small flame
    • Flooring
    • Glowing combustion
  • Maritime testing (FTP Code)
  • Industrial research testing on cone / modified cone
  • Fire safety studies
  • ETA / STS development, certification support


Key equipment in the fire laboratory:

  • Furnaces (vertical and combined)
  • Façade testing capabilities
  • SBI
  • Room Corner test
  • Cone calorimeter
  • RfF testing
  • Large Hood (oxygen consumption calorimetry) – around 10 MW capacity
  • Oxygen concentration measuring equipment (3 channels continuous,12 channels discrete)
  • FTIR
  • GC/MS
  • HPLC
  • Multichannel DAQs (total 360 temp. channels), heat flux, air movement, etc.