1. A Fire Resistance Test Furnace with an internal chamber measuring3000mm(W) x 3000mm(H) x 1300mm(D)
2. The capability to carry out test on Vertical Test Specimens that are mounted on custom made restraint frames.
3. Refractory lining is comprised of insulating fire bricks, refractory castables and mineral boards.
4. A roof lined with profiled bricks and anchored with refractories cast in situ.
5. A casing made of mild steel plates reinforced with steel C-Channels, I-beams and steel sections to counter structural distortion due to heat.
6. A specimen restraint frame mounted on the front end of the furnace and secured by a minimum of 4 sets of door clamps.
7. A steel casing lined with mineral fibreboard on the cold face and refractory insulating bricks anchored back to the wall with high temperature cast in-situ blocks, on the hot face.
8. 4 sets of viewing ports made of heat resistant quartz glass are provided at strategic locations on the long side wall. This will enable the operator to view the complete test specimen during a fire test.
9. A sliding door made of light weight alumina is enclosed within an insulated, air-cooled frame. This will shield off the furnace heat when the viewing ports are not in use.
10. 12 sets of Special Luminous Flame Burners. Every burner has a flame supervision unit to ensure that all combustion units operate on a fail safe mode at all times.
11. Furnace Combustion Control Panel is designed to operate on both fully automatic and manual control modes. Automatic ignition of the burners is through the use of one push button switch, this, fires up the burners based on a preset heating curve, as described in BS 476 Parts 20-24, EN 1363 and the IMO Hydrocarbon Curve. Manual burner control enables individual burners to be ignited at will.