Fire Science

The fire science team at PDI has extensive experience in fire science testing and support for aerospace, automotive, wire and cable, and many other industries. We offer industry-specific tests as well as ASTM and UL Standardized tests. Our advanced analytical tests can provide an even deeper understanding of a material's flammability properties under combustion and near-combustion conditions.

Cone Calorimeter

Our cone calorimeter runs to standard ASTM E1354 or can be modified to better suit your needs. Equipped with laser and gas analyzers, our technology can measure smoke release, heat release and the release of CO and CO2. Both horizontal and vertical orientations can be utilized to help describe other physical characteristics of your material and correlate to other test methods.

Microscale Combustion Calorimeter (MCC)

Our MCC gives the customer the option to run smaller samples on premium materials. The MCC measures the heat released by 5 – 20 milligrams of material, according to ASTM D7309.

Standardized Testing Available

Horizontal burn test ASTM D635
Automotive interior burn test FMVSS 302, ASTM D5132
Oxygen index ASTM D2863
Horizontal and vertical flame tests UL 1581
Glow wire IEC 60695-2-11,12,13 UL 746A
Vertical wire test UL VW1
Horizontal and vertical tests UL 94, ASTM D4896, D504, D3801
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