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What customers ask. What UL engineers answer.

What do the codes in the U.A.E. require for firestopping products and systems?

UL: In UAE the 'Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice (2017 Edition)' is the current code. The chapter relevant to compartmentation is Chapter 1 - Section 7: Construction Material Test Standards, ...

UL: In UAE the 'Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice (2017 Edition)' is the current code. The chapter relevant to compartmentation is Chapter 1 - Section 7: Construction Material Test Standards, Approval and Registration. In summary this requires fire resistance testing based on a number of standards each, at least superficially, as valid as each other. These are UL 263, UL 1709, NFPA 251, BS 476: Part 20 series and various parts of the EN 1363 and 1364 series.

The products and systems should also be listed, approved and registered with U.A.E. Civil Defence Material Approval Department.

The design of the building and the supporting fire strategy will dictate which specific test standard or standards should be used to prove the performance of the firestopping. Our team in the U.A.E. can help with local acceptance.

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Which services for the fire protection performance of structural steelwork can be provided in the German test facility?

UL: Our brand new, state-of-the-art test facility in Rosenheim, Germany, can now conduct the fire resistance testing necessary for UL, EU and BS certification. The various floor, wall and column ...

UL: Our brand new, state-of-the-art test facility in Rosenheim, Germany, can now conduct the fire resistance testing necessary for UL, EU and BS certification. The various floor, wall and column furnaces in the facility provide utmost flexibility to test steel protection materials for various requirements and various applications. Test results can be generated to support product acceptance across Europe and North America – to reduce costs and expedite time to market.

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Can I combine the requirements from the respective EN and UL Standards when conducting a single fire resistance test on a fire door?

UL: In principle, yes, but there are a number of aspects which need to be considered before an absolute confirmation can be given, often depending upon the design of the door and what the ...

UL: In principle, yes, but there are a number of aspects which need to be considered before an absolute confirmation can be given, often depending upon the design of the door and what the intended deliverable is. For instance, will the door be CE marked or is the test only for compliance outside of Europe (where CE marking is not a mandatory requirement)? Our process is to connect a knowledgeable fire door project engineer with you as early as possible to help guide you through the needs of the standards and codes for your specific situation.

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Ask an engineer.

Do you need help with standards, regulations, approval issues – or with your go-to-market strategy? Submit your question.

An engineer or customer service specialist will answer you confidentially within 48 hours. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make better decisions and move your project forward. Questions and answers that could be of interest for other users can also be found here in the Q&A section.