Our rigorous testing process:
Testing and classification was completed by the independent test house, Efectis France. To receive an A2-s1,d0 classification against EN 13501-1: 2018, Panel Systems’ range of FR-A Non-Combustible Architectural Panels required testing against two standards:
EN ISO 1716:2018
Determination of the gross heat of combustion.
A sample of each material used in the panel was tested to determine the gross heat of combustion, also known as the calorific value. This value represents the maximum amount of thermal energy the material could contribute to a fire.
The EN 13501-1 classification imposes strict limits on both the overall calorific value of the assembled panel, as well as limits on each component of the panel
Single Burning Item test
Pairs of panels were assembled into an internal corner configuration; a gas burner was then used to apply a heat flux to the panels. Various measurements were taken including the total quantity of smoke produced (TSP), the smoke growth rate (SMOGRA), and the rate of heat release from the panel (FIGRA).