In every building penetration seals and linear joint seals are present that can have a negative influence on the fire resistance if not installed properly. Because of the level of difficulty of testing such seals it is important that technicians who perform these tests do this in the same way and draw the correct conclusions from the results.
Peutz Laboratory for Fire Safety at Mook (the Netherlands) is an active member of EGOLF ("European Group of Organisations for Fire Testing, Inspection and Certification"). EGOLF have developed harmonisation courses which especially focus on technicians with experience of carrying out tests in their own facilities.
By hosting and organising the two-day harmonisation course on June 7 and 8 this year, Peutz has contributed to the goal that laboratories carry out the fire tests in accordance with EN 1366-3 and EN 1366-4 in a consistent manner. The course was presented by Harm Leenders and Maarten van Dreumel who both have extensive experience in performing these type of fire resistance tests. With a total of 14 attendees from 8 different laboratories the course was fully booked. We especially want to thank the technicians of CSI (Italy), Efectis (Netherlands), FIRES (Slovakia), IBS (Austria), MFPA (Leipzig, Germany), RISE (Norway), RISE (Sweden) and Thomas Bell-Wright (Dubai) who attended to the course and made it a success with all their enthusiasm and input.
Course spring 2019
Because of the interest shown from laboratories and manufacturers, the course will be presented again next year (spring 2019). It is already possible to register for this course.
Contact: Harm Leenders (h.leenders [at] peutz.nl) and Maarten van Dreumel (m.vandreumel [at] peutz.nl)