London, UK – January 07, 2018 – Warringtonfire, part of Element Materials Technology, has completed the latest stage of investment at its fire testing laboratory in Melbourne, Australia.

The project involved an upgrade of its façade testing facilities, with the addition of a roof and smoke extraction system over the test rig completing the project. The rig supports testing for AS 5113 / BS 8414, a large-scale test that determines the behavior of an overall external cladding system, rather than examining individual components.

The improvements ensure that test programs can remain on schedule, shortening the laboratory’s overall turnaround times and delivering service levels that Warringtonfire’s customers expect.

Rob Veitch, EVP of Fire & Building Products at Element, said: “The improved facilities in Melbourne provide added protection from variable weather conditions, which avoids consequent delays. This investment ensures that the comprehensive service we offer to our customers is in line with the quality of the testing we perform.”

Warringtonfire offers a comprehensive range of impartial and independent fire safety services that are a globally respected mark of quality assurance. From developing fire safety design strategies, through testing and certification of passive fire protection products, to inspection, commissioning and certification of completed projects, Warringtonfire can help with all aspects of fire safety.

ENDS

About Warringtonfire
Warringtonfire, part of the Element Group, specializes in providing a comprehensive range of independent fire testing, assessment, engineering and certification services to international markets from a network of accredited sites across the globe including Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

We exist to help our customers to make certain that the materials, products and systems that they make are safe, quality, compliant and ultimately fit for purpose, leveraging our 40 years of testing experience and our global testing capabilities.

About Element
Element is one of the world’s leading independent providers of materials and product qualification testing, inspection and certification services to the global Aerospace; Transportation & Industrials; Fire & Building Products; and Oil & Gas and Infrastructure sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.

We exist to help our customers to make certain that the materials, products and systems that they make are safe, quality, compliant and ultimately fit for purpose, leveraging 200 years of testing experience and our global testing capabilities.

 

Media contacts:

Diana Milford, External Communications Manager

T: +44 (0) 131 333 8052 / +44 (0) 7768 884 954

E: diana.milford@element.com

 

Devan LaBrash, Pagoda Public Relations

T: +44 (0) 131 556 0770

E: devan.labrash@pagodapr.com