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Exova BM TRADA to undertake live fire door installations


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Exova Warringtonfire and Exova BM TRADA to undertake live installations of passive fire protection measures as part of this year’s ASFP Passive Fire Protection Zone at FIREX International (20-22 June 2017, Excel London).

For the first time ever, passive fire protection measures will be installed live during FIREX International.

On each day of the event, Q-Mark and FIRAS certified contractor London Fire Solutions will demonstrate best practice passive fire protection product installation on Exova’s 80 square metre stand (C100).

The first session, which starts at 12 noon, will involve the installation of a double doorset into a full-scale mock-up of a typical corridor. The installation which will include the frame, architraves, ironmongery and all of the associated fire-stopping materials (e.g. mineral wool, intumescents, mastics), will be filmed and relayed live to a seated audience on the stand, with expert commentary provided by senior product assessor Simon Bailey.

At 2pm, London Fire Solutions will complete the installation of the remaining passive fire protection measures, including service pipes and protective collars alongside cables, cable trays and a fire batt. Again, the installation will be filmed, with Ross Newman, principal technical officer at Exova BM TRADA providing detailed expert commentary to the audience.

Both sessions will include a question and answer session with the audience and an opportunity to examine the installation work close-up.

In addition to the full-scale simulated cross-corridor set-up, the stand will feature a number of displays including a burnt fire door, three types of burnt fire resistant glazing, burnt structural steel and a burnt service pipe and collar.

Visitors to the stand will also be able to test their knowledge of fire doors by examining two seemingly identical specimens to determine which has been installed correctly and which has not.

The installation demonstrations will be one of the key highlights of the ASFP Passive Fire Protection Zone.


Exova BM TRADA provides independent certification, inspection, technical and training services.  It helps organisations to prove their business and product credentials and to improve performance and compliance.  Exova BM TRADA has have a long history of technical excellence in management systems, supply chain and product certification. The organisation offers certification to businesses in over 70 countries to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, BS OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001, FSC™ A000503, PEFC™, BRC, RSPO and UTZ.

Exova Warringtonfire

Exova Warringtonfire is one of the world’s leading independent fire testing, assessment and consultancy organisations, offering a diverse range of specialist fire safety services to international markets from a network of accredited sites around the world including Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia.


Exova BM TRADA and Exova Warringtonfire are part of Exova group which is one of the world’s leading laboratory-based testing groups, trusted by organisations to test and advise on the safety, quality and performance of their products and operations. Headquartered in Edinburgh, UK, Exova operates 135 laboratories and offices in 33 countries and employs around 4,200 people throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia/Asia Pacific and Africa.

Exova’s capabilities help to extend asset life, bring predictability to applications, and shorten the time to market for customers’ products, processes and materials. With over 90 years’ experience, Exova specialises in testing across a number of key sectors ranging from Aerospace to Fire & Building Products; Oil & Gas and Industrials; Infrastructure & Environment; Automotive; and Health Sciences.

FIREX International (20-22 June 2017, London ExCeL) is Europe’s biggest annual fire-safety show. Get your free badge now to check out the ASFP Passive Fire Protection Zone and the latest fire safety technologies and best practice.

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