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25/11/2021
CERTIFER has been selected by CAF as Assessment Body and Notified Body for the new inter-regional EMU and BMUs project in Sweden

 
16/11/2021
CERTIFER has been selected by Alstom and approved by NTA to provide System ISA services on the iconic Cairo monorail project in Egypt

 
08/11/2021
CERTIFER and APAVE join forces to carry out the qualified body and technical control missions for the creation of the T9 and T10 tramway lines in Lyon on behalf of Sytral

 
20/10/2021
Belgorail, CERTIFER Australia, CERTIFER Italia, CERTIFER Middle East and CERTIFER America Latina adopted the CERTIFER brand name and logo

 
08/10/2021
Certifer has been selected as a Qualified Body for the 2nd tramway line project in Tours (France)

 

FIRE BEHAVIOR AGREEMENT

 

DISCOVER THE LIST OF ACKOWLEDGED LABORATORIES FOR I&FF CLASSIFICATIONS (NF 16-101 AND NF F 16-102) HERE : LIST OF FF LABORATORIES ACKNOWLEDGED_2021

 

DISCOVER THE LIST OF LABORATORIES that participated to certifer campaign ACCORDING TO THE EN 45545 STANDARD HERE : LIST OF LABORATORIES EN45545-2021

 

The Euro-comparison 2021-2022 campaign is officially launched. To participate, please download the documents below: 

 

FIRE BEHAVIOR AGREEMENT

The European standard (EN 45545-2) and the French standard (NF F16-101) provide a classification system that specifies requirements for fire behavior of railway materials and products by categorizing them in different groups which have to fulfill specific “requirement sets”. The standards also include test methods for laboratories.

Moreover, the EN ISO/CEI 17025 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories” standard imposes the participation of laboratories in a test campaign, which is a prerequisite to be an accredited laboratory. It is on this basis that an independent body has to organize the campaign and only CERTIFER is authorized to organize and assess the fire behavior test campaigns and inter-laboratory comparison in the railway fields.

We organizes for more than ten years an annual “inter-laboratory euro-comparison campaign on railway fire behavior tests”.
This campaign is available to all laboratories that are interested in providing their laboratory services in the railway sector. About 30-40 laboratories from Europe and around the world participate each year to the euro-comparison campaign.

The steps we oversee for the euro-comparison campaign are :

  1. Preparation of the campaign
  2. Launching of the annual campaign 
  3. Test performance
  4. Compilation of results and analysis 
  5. Final reporting 

 

 

THE FIRE BEHAVIOR TESTS

  • Critical Flux at Extinguishment : 

    CFE [ISO 5658-2] & CHF [EN ISO 9239-1]

  • Maximum average rate of heat emission : 

    MARHE [ISO 5660-1]

  • Specific optical density of smoke at 4 min : 

    Ds(4) [EN ISO 5659-2]

  • Cumulative value of specific optical densities in the 1ST 4 min : 
    VOF4 [EN ISO 5659-2]

  • Conventional Index of Toxicity at 4 and 8 min : 

    CITG [EN 45545-2 Annex C: method 1]

  • Conventional Index of Toxicity : 

    CITNlp [EN 45545-2 Annex C: method 2]

  • Oxygen Index : 

    OI [EN ISO 4589-2]

  • Glow wire : 

    EN 60695-2-11, NF F 16-101 and STM S001

  • Cumulative value of specific optical densities in the 1ST 4 min :

    VOF4 [NFX 10-702 (1 to 5), NF F 16-101 & STM S001]

  • Maximum specific optical density of smoke : 

    Dm [NF X 10-702 (1 to 5), NF F 16-101 & STM S001]

  • Maximum average rate of heat emission (MARHE) and maximum RHR on seat: 

    ISO/TR 9705-2

  • Maximum flame spread and flaming droplets :

    EN ISO 11925-2

  • Height of charred zone front side and backside :

    EN 60332-3-24

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