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Fire safety industry alert on standard revision

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The fire protection industry should be fully aware of the implications of two new revised parts of a key European standard being published soon, says global testing expert Exova Warringtonfire.


The EN 13381 series of standards – concerning test methods for determining the contribution to the fire resistance of concrete structures – has recently been revised to take into account changes in test and assessment methodology.

The revised parts three and six will be issued shortly as European-wide standards and also by the British Standards Institute as BS-ENs.

Part three relates to the testing and performance of concrete elements with applied fire protection products, while part six deals with the fire resistance testing of protected concrete-filled structural steel hollow columns.

Steve Hankey, operations manager for fire resistance at Exova Warringtonfire, said: “These new revised standards have requirements that will soon be relevant and because this is a key European and British standard, it is important for fire protection manufacturers and suppliers to be aware of the performance implications.”

As a global testing and assessment provider, Exova Warringtonfire offers tests and assessments to both of these new parts of EN 13381 at its dedicated testing and technical facilities at its headquarters in Warrington, Cheshire.

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