About Warringtonfire Gent

Warringtonfire Gent is a state-of-the-art laboratory that specializes in reaction to fire and fire resistance testing of materials used in the construction, transport and off-shore industries, as well as product certification of fire break doors, and numerous in consultancy and research.

Notified Body Status

WFRGENT nv is a "notified body" under the European Construction Products Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011.

 

Identification number: 1173

 

List of the activities for which WFRGENT nv is notified: Notification NB 1173 (2015).

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To learn more about services available from Warringtonfire Gent, browse the selection below. Or, scroll down to view and download our accreditations and approval documents.

Available Standardized Tests

National test standard

 

NBN 713.020 + addenda: Beveiliging tegen brand - Gedrag bij brand bij bouwmaterialen en bouwelementen - Weerstand tegen brand van bouwelementen

 

European test standards

 

General

EN 1363: Fire resistance tests - Part 1: General requirements
EN 1363: Fire resistance tests - Part 2: Alternative and additional procedures

Non-loadbearing elements

EN 1364: Fire resistance tests for non-loadbearing elements - Part 1: Walls
EN 1364: Fire resistance tests for non-loadbearing elements - Part 2: Ceilings
EN 1364: Fire resistance tests for non-loadbearing elements - Part 4: Curtain walling - Part configuration

Loadbearing elements

EN 1365: Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements - Part 1: Walls
EN 1365: Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements - Part 2: Floors and roofs
EN 1365: Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements - Part 3: Beams
EN 1365: Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements - Part 4: Columns

Doors & shutters

EN 1634: Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies and openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware - Part 1: Fire resistance tests for door and shutter assemblies and openable windows
EN 1634: Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door, shutter and openable window assemblies and elements of building hardware - Part 2: Fire resistance characterization test for elements of building hardware

Protection of structures

CEN/TS 13381: Test methods for determining the contribution to the fire resistance of structural members - Part 1: Horizontal protective membranes
ENV 13381: Test methods for determining the contribution to the fire resistance of structural members - Part 2: Vertical protective membranes
ENV 13381: Test methods for determining the contribution to the fire resistance of structural members - Part 3: Applied protection to concrete members
ENV 13381: Test methods for determining the contribution to the fire resistance of structural members - Part 4: Applied protection to steel members
ENV 13381: Test methods for determining the contribution to the fire resistance of structural members - Part 5: Applied protection to concrete/profiled sheet steel composite members
ENV 13381: Test methods for determining the contribution to the fire resistance of structural members - Part 6: Applied protection to concrete filled hollow steel columns
ENV 13381: Test methods for determining the contribution to the fire resistance of structural members - Part 7: Applied protection to timber members
prEN 13381: Test methods for determining the contribution to the fire resistance of structural members - Part 8: Applied reactive protection to steel members

Lift landing doors

EN 81-58: Safety rules for the construction and installation of lifts - Examination and tests - Part 58: Landing doors fire resistance test

Service installation

EN 1366: Fire resistance tests for service installations - Part 1: Ducts
EN 1366: Fire resistance tests for service installations - Part 2: Fire dampers
EN 1366: Fire resistance tests for service installations - Part 3: Penetration seals
EN 1366: Fire resistance tests for service installations - Part 4: Linear joint seals
EN 1366: Fire resistance tests for service installations - Part 6: Raised access and hollow core floors
EN 1366: Fire resistance tests for service installations - Part 7: Conveyor systems and their closures

Classification standards

EN 13501-2 + A1: Fire classification of construction products and building elements - Part 2: Classification using data from fire resistance tests, excluding ventilation services
EN 13501-3 + A1: Fire classification of construction products and building elements - Part 3: Classification using data from fire resistance tests on products and elements used in building service installations: fire resisting ducts and fire dampers

Ventilation systems

EN 1751: Ventilation for buildings - Air terminal devices - Aerodynamic testing of dampers and valves

 

International test standard

IMO Res. A.754 (18): Recommendation on fire resistance tests for "A", "B" and "F" class divisions (decks, bulkheads, pipe penetrations and cable transits)

 

 

 

Assessments with Warringtonfire Gent

The current European standards determine the field of application of test results through DIAP (direct field of application) or EXAP (extended field of application). The obtained classification is valid in all EU member states. If, however, a classification for a building element has to be demonstrated which is not covered by DIAP or EXAP, the Assessments department can investigate the equivalence of performance according to the Royal Decree of 12/07/2012 (Belgian Official Gazette of 21/09/2012).

The Assessments departments can therefore be contacted in the following situations:

 
  • Evaluating the equivalence of performance of building elements if the constructional details of the building element differ from those prescribed in the CE marking or the European classification report.

  • Drawing up construction site assessments based on test reports or experience: a declaration of an equivalent safety level (class) for a particular construction site.

 

    How to find us

    By car:

    WFRGent nv is located near the motorway-junction E17 - E40.


    E17 from Kortrijk:
    take exit No. 9, UZ Gent. Turn left at the end of the exit. Take the small road next to EASTMAN (on your left-hand side) and continue the road until the end.


    E17 from Antwerp:
    take exit No. 9, UZ Gent. Turn left at the end of the exit and go over the bridge just across the traffic lights. Take the small road next to EASTMAN (on your left-hand side) and continue the road until the end.

    Please bear in mind that there will be a lot of road works on the ring around Ghent (R4) until 2014.

     

    For more information and the current situation: http://www.r4verbindt.be.

    By train:

    Take a train to the station Gent Sint-Pieters. At the station, take bus No. 65 or 67 "Gent Arteveldepark" at platform 12. Get off the bus just beyond the Holiday Inn (bus stop: Proeftuinstraat), cross the street and take the small road next to EASTMAN and continue the road until the end.
    Alternative: take a taxi at the train station (± 9 euros).

    By plane:

    Brussels National Airport (Zaventem):
    take the direct train - or the train with a change at one of the three stations in Brussels (Noord, Centraal of Zuid) form Brussels National Airport (level -1) to Gent Sint-Pieters (± 1 hour).

    Attention: the trains do not have Gent Sint-Pieters as terminus (see SNCB website).


    Brussels South Charleroi Airport:
    take the train with change in Brussels-Zuid to Gent Sint-Pieters (± 1,5 hours). Attention: the trains do not have Gent Sint-Pieters as terminus (see 
    SNCB website).


    Delivery of goods / test specimens:

    Deliveries from 8h till 11h45 and 13h till 16h after signing in at the reception.

    Opening hours for mounting test specimens:

    From 8h till 17h after signing in at the reception.

    Approvals, accreditations and documents

    • Gent BELAC Accreditation and Scope 196 TEST
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    • Gent BELAC Certificate 196 TEST
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