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Flammability Testing

Effective safety assessment through applicable flammability data

Flammability testing is a vital element of any comprehensive safety assessment. Neglecting this critical aspect can expose your company to severe consequences, including devastating fires, explosions, and significant harm to people, assets, and the environment. DEKRA's Flammability Testing service offers you the assurance you need to manage fire risks effectively
Safeguarding Lives and Assets Through Fire and Explosion Hazard Assessment
Flammability testing data plays a pivotal role in safeguarding lives and property. DEKRA’s flammability testing labs give the knowledge to assess and mitigate fire test and fire and flammability testing hazards. By measuring upper and lower flammability limits (UFL and LFL), determining flashpoints, and predicting explosion severity, you have all the information needed to make informed decisions.
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DEKRA's Approach to Providing Reliable Flammability Data

Comprehensive Flammability Testing
Whether you store, handle, or process flammable substances, comprehensive data is essential for assessing risk accurately. Our flammability testing considers factors like chemical properties, temperature, pressure, composition of fuel mixtures, and material construction. This holistic approach ensures that you have a complete understanding of your materials' flammability properties.
  • Vapour Pressure: Evaporation Rate Insight
Vapour pressure, a key metric, signifies a liquid's evaporation rate. Discover if your substances are deemed volatile by assessing their vapour pressure.
  • Limiting Oxygen Concentration (LOC): Explosion Prevention Data
Determine the minimum oxidant concentration needed to support combustion. Use LOC data to bolster explosion prevention and reduce explosion severity through inert gases.
  • Flash Point: Flammability Assessment
Identify the lowest temperature at which vapor forms a flammable mixture in air at standard atmospheric pressure. This data simplifies the assessment of material flammability.
  • Auto-ignition Temperature: Spontaneous Ignition Knowledge
Pinpoint the lowest temperature at which materials spontaneously ignite without external sources. Use this information to define safe operating, storage, and handling procedures.
  • Explosion Severity (Pmax and Kg): Effective Explosion Protection
Measure the severity of gas/vapor cloud explosions using Pmax and Kg values. Design effective explosion protection measures for equipment and structures.
  • Flammability Diagram: Oxygen Impact Visualisation
Explore how varying temperature and pressure conditions affect vapor flammability. Understand the impact of oxygen concentration and inert gases on flammability properties with our three-component flammability diagram.
  • Minimum Ignition Energy (MIE) Test: Spark Vulnerability Assessment
Assess the susceptibility of vapors to electrostatic discharges and frictional sparks by determining the lowest spark energy capable of igniting a sample under test conditions.
  • Limits of Flammability: Concentration Safety Range
Define the range of flammable concentrations (UFL and LFL) for substances at atmospheric pressure. Specify safety procedures, including ventilation requirements for operations involving flammable materials, in compliance with ASTM Method E681-94.
  • Open Burning Test (Liquids): Visual Behaviour Analysis
Visually characterize the behaviour and traits of burning liquids through this qualitative test.
  • Sustained Combustibility Test: Flame Sustainability Verification
Determine if substances sustain combustion when exposed to flame and heated under test conditions, following the "United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods," 17th revised edition, 2011.
State-of-the-art facilities

Accredited state-of-the-art flammability testing labs.

Testing Capabilities

Testing for all process conditions and scales.

Global standards

Capability across all major international standards – ASTM, IEC, EN, etc.

Testing Capabilities

Full capability for UN Transportation of Dangerous Goods and REACH testing.

Customer centric

Unrivalled support in selecting the right tests and applying the data reliably.

What Our Clients Say About Us

We were overall very satisfied with the service DEKRA provided on this project. We had an extremely tight deadline to meet and fortunately the quick turnaround DEKRA provided, even though there was a backlog and instrument issues, meant we met it. Thank you.

UK based Engineering and Scientific Consulting Firm
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