UL’s European Center of Excellence for Fire Resistance

Testing to all critical European and North American fire safety standards.

State-of-the-art laboratory located in Germany for fast and efficient fire testing.

Established in partnership with the ift Rosenheim Institute, our fire testing laboratory in Rosenheim, Germany, offers the European market a comprehensive portfolio of testing and certification services. Extensive capacities and state-of-the-art equipment allow for fast and efficient testing of a comprehensive range of construction products. Testing services cover:

  • Reaction to fire
  • Fire resistance
  • Smoke control
  • Environmental exposure/durability

The following test equipment is available:

  • Furnaces for fire resistance testing:
    • Wall furnaces 8 x 5m and 5 x 5m for doors, dampers, glazing, firestopping, facades and more
    • Column furnace 3 x 3m for loaded and unloaded column testing, safes and cabinet testing
    • Horizontal furnace 4 x 5 x 2,5m for load-bearing beams, floors, roofs, ducts and dampers
    • Small-scale combination furnace 2 x 1.5 x 1.5m for horizontal and vertical testing of walls, floors, firestopping and more
  • Web-based video equipment for worldwide live video transmission of tests
  • Single burning item (SBI test)
  • Smoke control chambers
  • Durability testing for up to 9 x 5m sizes of doorsets
  • Curtain wall testing 9,5 x 7,5m for air permeability, water tightness, wind loads up to 6000 pa as well as climatic loads

Secure and private installation areas with crane systems and workshop areas as well as numerous mounting frames allow maximum convenience.

Get your products tested to all relevant international fire safety standards. 

With more than 120 years of fire safety expertise, UL experts have helped write many of the industry test standards that are referenced in building codes. Our global presence enables us to offer you a streamlined path to compliance with unique test bundles that include critical requirements of the EN and British (BS) test standards, European Assessment Documents (EAD) and UL, ULC and ASTM standards. With a single test project, we provide manufacturers of construction products with market access to Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia where UL, British or EN standards are recognised. The testing is conducted in accordance with ISO 17025. 

Full list of all test standards

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Our building materials services beyond fire safety certification.

In addition to fire-safety services, we offer a wide range of testing and other services supporting your product development and your local or international product launches.

  • Mechanical, security and environmental testing of doors and building hardware
  • European Assessment Document (EAD)
  • European Technical Assessment (ETA) 
  • Assessment and Verification of Constancy of Performance (AVoCP)
  • National Technical Assessment
  • Pretesting of new products prior to certification
  • Verification testing when certification is not required
  • Sampling
  • Surveillance
  • Technical engineering support
  • Factory capability assessments
  • Field inspections
  • Quality assurance
  • Environmental exposure testing
  • Sustainability & Environmental certifications
  • Building inspections
  • Training

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UL Product iQ certifications platform (formerly the UL Online Certifications Directory) contains UL Listed, Classified or Recognised products and components. This state-of-the-art search engine creates premium value for manufacturers by helping them both identify safer, more compliant products and promote their UL certified products to potential buyers. Basic user registration is free and includes access to all certification data. UL Product iQ and other certifications directories are considered an invaluable resource by thousands of regulatory authorities, building owners and insurance companies. 

Plan ahead and save time and costs – with pretesting and evaluation.

The most effective way to get your products to market smoothly is to involve us early in your development process. Our preliminary testing and evaluation services help you make certification considerations an integral part of the product development process – right from the concept stage.

Encountering compliance issues during product certification can lead to costly rework and unpredictable delays. Engaging us early in the product development process avoids scheduling and budgetary surprises by identifying non-compliances early on. Our pretesting and evaluation services deliver the certification information you need to make informed product development decisions in a timely fashion. You gain access to UL engineering knowledge, expertise, and tools – precisely when you need them.