UL’s European Center of Excellence for Fire Resistance

Firestopping systems

Firestopping services for European, U.S. and British regulations and codes

Utilizing our fire testing facility in Rosenheim, Germany, we can conduct a single combined fire resistance test that includes critical requirements of the UL test standards for North America, EN test standards for Europe and BS test standards for the UK. It is the only European laboratory that can support testing for the UL Mark for access to North America. In addition, we can offer environmental and durability test capabilities.

Our engineers have extensive UL, EN and BS standards experience and have participated in many of the relevant standards writing committees. We can create custom test programs that cater for all needs to assess compliance with all critical requirements, including:

  • North and South America, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia – includes specific requirements in UL 1479, UL 2079 and ASTM E814 including, for example, the hose stream test.
  • Europe – includes additional requirements, including unexposed face thermocouple positioning and attention to furnace pressure.
  • British – BS test method addressed via the adoption of the EN standard subject to an expert judgement prior to and after completion of the testing.

This unique combination of skill sets saves time to market and initial and ongoing costs.

Suitable products

The combined fire resistance test method is suitable for firestopping systems that are intended to demonstrate compliance with one or more of the following standards:

  • EN 1366-3
  • EN 1366-4
  • UL 1479
  • UL 2079
  • ASTM E814
  • CAN/ULC-S115
  • BS 476: Part 20 series
  • ISO 10295-1
  • ISO 10295-2
  • EN 1364-4

CE Marking for firestopping systems

As a Notified Body to the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 and as an EOTA Technical Assessment Body (TAB) UL UK can evaluate firestopping systems to applicable EN standards and issue the European Assessment Document (ETA) and Certificate of Constancy of Performance necessary for CE marking of the system.

As a Notified Body to the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 and as an EOTA Technical Assessment Body (TAB) UL UK can evaluate firestopping systems to applicable EN standards and issue the European Assessment Document (ETA) and Certificate of Constancy of Performance necessary for CE marking of the system. 
A combined UL and EN test can be used as the ‘type test’ necessary for an ETA and CE Marking. In addition, product manufacturers must use a Notified Body that ’control’ the product testing and on-going inspection of the manufacturer’s Factory Production Control systems.

UL can cater to all of these needs whilst at the same time addressing the requirements for the UL Mark.