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Accreditations/ Listings*

NVLAP Accredited:

Lab Code: 200291-0
IAS Accredited**:
Testing Laboratory 216
City of New York, OTCR (MEA)
Acceptance Laboratory
No. 102-01-L
California State Fire Marshal
Approved Testing Laboratory
Florida Building Commission
Approved Product Testing Laboratory
Ohio Board of Building Standards
Recognized Testing Laboratory
UL's Third Party Test Data Program (TPTDP)
Acoustical Testing

ISO/IEC 17025 Compliant

* The specific tests accredited or listed by each organization may be referenced in the Scope under our lab's identification or code number.

** IAS is a subsidiary of ICC.

  NGC Testing Services-> Fire Testing

Information on NGC Testing Services' fire testing, including a description of facilities and equipment, a list of test services and applicable test standards.

Facilities and Equipment

NGC Testing Services is equipped for full-scale fire testing of building materials, structures and components in compliance with ASTM and other standards. The firetesting laboratory includes large access openings and high capacity overhead cranes to accommodate any type or size of material, and the largest pre-assembled test specimens:

Full-Scale (14'x18') Horizontal Floor-Ceiling Furnace Full specimen loading and cycling and data-acquisition system.

For evaluating:

  • Floors
  • Ceilings
  • Roofs
  • Expansion joints (including cycling)
  • Penetrations
  • Rail cars
  • Transit systems

Pilot Scale (5'x5') Horizontal Furnace
Full data acquisition system for exploratory or smaller specimen tests consistent with ASTM E 119 time/temperature curve.

For evaluating:

  • Floors
  • Ceilings
  • Roofs
  • Expansion joints
  • Penetrations
  • Access doors
  • Safes, security boxes, other protective enclosures

Full Scale (10'x10') Vertical Wall Panel Furnace
Full specimen loading and cycling and data acquisition system.

For evaluating:

  • Walls
  • Partitions
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Expansion joints (including cycling)

Full Scale 25 ft. Steiner Tunnel Furnace
Flame spread and smoke developed index.

For evaluating:

  • Building materials
  • Coatings
  • Insulation
  • Finishes
  • Fabrics
  • Surfaces requiring classification

Vertical Tube Furnace
Non-combustibility of materials.

For evaluating:

  • Various materials

Room Corner Burn Fixture
For evaluating:

  • interior finishes and panels.

Large open area for conducting free-standing, large-scale tests or special test setups. Laboratory for small-scale fire tests and custom evaluations.


Test Capabilities

  • ASTM E 119 - Fire tests of building construction and materials (UL 263, UBC 7-1), NFPA 251, CAN/ULC-S101)
  • ASTM E 814 - Through penetration fire stops (UL 1479, UBC 7-5, ULC-S115)
  • ASTM E 84 - Surface-burning characteristics of building materials (NFPA 255, UL 723, UBC 8-1)
  • ASTM E 136 - Behavior of materials in a vertical tube furnace at 750 degrees C
  • NFPA 130 - Fixed guideway transit systems
  • NFPA 252 - Fire tests of door assemblies including positive pressure (UL 10 A-B-C, ASTM E 152, UBC 7-2, UBC 7-3)
  • NFPA 257 - Fire tests of window assemblies (UL 9, ASTM E 163, UBC 7-4)
  • NFPA 415 - Tests of flexible closures (airport loading walkways)
  • UBC 26-2 - Tthermal barriers
  • UBC 26-3 - Room fire test standard for interior of foam plastic finishes
  • UL 1715 - Fire tests of interior finish material
  • UL 2079 - Tests for fire resistance of building joint systems (ASTM E 1966)
  • Fire tests for safes, security boxes or other protective enclosures
  • Fire tests for grease duct enclosures
  • Custom small-scale fire tests and evaluations

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