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The FPA has several modern testing environments allowing our highly qualified experts to carry out some of the most versatile and comprehensive fire research and testing in the UK. We are based in Blockley and at the world renowned Fire Service College in Moreton in Marsh, giving us additional access to some of the most unique facilities in the world.

Our test environments include:

Burn hall with adjustable height fire ceiling

Our large volume, still air fire testing hall has an adjustable height fire ceiling along with environmental managed smoke and water systems, making it extremely versatile. It can be used for several scenarios, ranging from small compartment studies to complete multi room houses up to 10x10m and to a maximum height of 6.25m.

High rise testing rigs

Our high rise test rigs were built to facilitate the BS 8414 testing but can also be used to test high rise multi façade building materials or finishes. We also have a half sized rig, offering the flexibility to test further bespoke elements in a more real life situation, such as the addition of a window or other opening.

IMO standard test rig

This maritime testing facility accredited to IMO MSC/CIRC.1165 is used for the evaluation of extinguishing and suppression systems including gaseous, watermist and aerosol systems, among others, but has many other applications where high intensity fires demand a sterile and easily controlled environment.

Unique outdoor spaces

Being based at the Fire Service College, we also have access to many unique wide open spaces as well as fire hardened buildings, including tower blocks, shopping malls and ships.


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