Building industry

Walls

Performance of fire tests on loadbearing and non-loadbearing partition walls with a height of up to 4.5 metres to determine the fire resistance duration of these walls with fire stressing from one side. Corners and projections can also be tested.

Standard Title of the Standard
DIN EN 1364-1 Fire resistance tests for non-loadbearing elements - Part 1:
Walls; German version EN 1364-1
DIN EN 1365-1 Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements - Part 1:
Walls; German version EN 1365-1

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Guntram Wiesner
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Ceilings

Performance of fire tests on non-loadbearing and loadbearing ceilings and suspended ceilings to verify the fire resistance capability of these components.
The test procedures necessary for this are described in the Standards listed below.

Standard Title of the Standard
DIN EN 1364-2 Fire resistance for tests for non-loadbearing elements - Part 2:
Ceilings; German version EN 1364-2
DIN EN 1365-2 Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements - Part 2:
Floors and roofs; German version EN 1365-2

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Jörg Ulbricht

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Double and hollow core floors

Performance of fire tests for determining the fire resistance duration of double and hollow core floors with a fire from below. Loaded floors with a total surface area of up to 24 m² can be tested.

Standard Title of the Standard
DIN EN 1366-6 Fire resistance tests for service installations - Part 6: Raised access and hollow core floors; German version EN 1366-6

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Jörg Ulbricht

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Fire protection closures (doors / portals / curtains)

Performance of fire tests for determining the fire resistance duration of doors, portals closures and windows which are built into vertical space enclosing walls with a fire from one side. Doors and portals up to a width of 5.5 metres and a height of 4.5 metres can be tested.

Standard Title of the Standard
DIN EN 1634-1 Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter
assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware - Part 1: Fire resistance test for door and shutter assemblies and openable windows; German version EN 1634-1

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Guntram Wiesner
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Fire protection glazing

Performance of fire tests on walls and curtain facades for the manufacture of which fire protection glass is used amongst other things. For verifying the fire protection characteristics (integrity, thermal insulation and radiation limitation).

Standard Title of the Standard
DIN EN 1364-1 Fire resistance tests for non-loadbearing elements - Part 1:
Walls; German version EN 1364-1
DIN 4102-2 Fire Behaviour of Building Materials and Building Components;
Building Components; Definitions, Requirements and Tests
DIN EN 1364-3 Fire resistance tests for non-loadbearing elements - Part 3:
Curtain walling - Full configuration
DIN EN 1364-4 Fire resistance tests for non-loadbearing elements - Part 4:
Curtain walling - Part configuration

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Guntram Wiesner
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Fire protection housings

Performance of fire tests on fire protection housings to verify the fire resistance duration of the space enclosing construction with a fire incident from the inside or outside. The bases for these tests are the blueprints of the approval principles for the testing and assessment of fire protection housings by the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik.

These tests are planned and implemented based on the approval principles and by agreement and in liaison with the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik.

Contact persons:

Guntram Wiesner
Engineer

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Juliane Reich
M.Sc.

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Cable and pipe bulkheading

Performance of fire tests to verify the capacity of a bulkheading to maintain the fire resistance of a space enclosing component at the point where one or more lines pass through this. Besides the test procedures, DIN EN 1366‐3 also specifies the assessment criteria for the fire protection characteristics of the bulkheading.

Standard Title of the Standard
DIN EN 1366-3 Fire resistance tests for service installations - Part 3:
Penetration seals; German version EN 1366-3

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Guntram Wiesner
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Jörg Ulbricht

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Facade claddings

Performance of tests on external wall claddings which are applied to vertical, space enclosing building external walls for verification and assessment of the fire behaviour of these external wall claddings.

The results of this test serve as a supplement to and in conjunction with the assessment of the building substances used and the external wall cladding system in accordance with DIN 4102‐1 or DIN EN 13501‐1 respectively as the basis for the assessment of fire behaviour of external wall cladding systems including the necessary constructional fire protection measures where applicable.

Standard Title of the Standard
DIN 4102‐20 Fire behaviour of building materials and building
components - Part 20: Complementary verification
for the assessment of the fire behaviour of external
wall claddings
External wall fire
(Sockelbrand)
stressing
DIBts document
Test procedure, test implementation and assessment
of ETICS with polystyrene insulation materials with
exposure to fire at the foot of the facade.
BS 8414‐1:2015 Fire performance of external cladding systems ‐ Part 1:
Test method for non-loadbearing external cladding
systems applied to the masonry face of a building

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Andreas Meißner
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Nicole Haustein
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Issuance of general building authority test certificates for light, non-loadbearing partition walls

Issuance of general building authority test certificates for light, non-loadbearing partition walls. Based on the decision on the recognition as test, monitoring and certification centre in accordance with the State Building Code and also on test reports, MPA Dresden GmbH issues general building authority test certificates for light, non-loadbearing walls (as building product or type).

Standard Title of the Standard
DIN EN 1364-1 Fire resistance tests for non-loadbearing elements - Part 1: Walls; German version EN 1364-1:2015
DIN 4102-2 Fire Behaviour of Building Materials and Building Components; Building Components; Definitions, Requirements and Tests

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Andreas Meißner
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Approval tests for general building authority approval (DIBt)

Performance of fire tests on fire protection housings which form the basis for the issuance of a general building authority approval by the DIBt. To verify the fire protection characteristics of the fire protection cabinets, these are fired from the inside and the outside.

Fire protection housings Area of approval 86.1

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Guntram Wiesner
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Tests within the scope of monitoring contracts

Within the scope of the monitoring of a product which is to be carried out on the basis of a general building authority test certification or a general building authority approval, tests are to be implemented to some extent on the fire behaviour of these products. MPA Dresden GmbH are authorised to conduct external monitoring for the following products:

  1. Mineral fibre slabs as filler for fire protection doors
  2. Building substances upon which requirements on the fire behaviour only are placed and
    • which are non-combustible, with combustible component parts
    • which are flame retardant, with the exception of floor coverings.
  3. Flame retardant floor coverings which are not intended for use in habitable rooms and which do not accord with EN 13813 or EN 14041 or EN 14904 or EN 14342 or EN 15285.
  4. Intumescing building substances
  5. Ablation coatings
  6. Fire protection housings
  7. Sports flooring systems and flame retardant floor coverings

Contact persons:

Andreas Meißner
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Classification of building products

Classification of building products and components based on the results of fire resistance tests in accordance with the direct area of application of the associated test procedures. Classification based on the extended area of application of test results is also dealt with in this European Standard.

Standard Title of the Standard
DIN EN 13501-2 Fire classification of construction products and building elements - Part 1: Classification using data from fire
resistance tests, excluding ventilation services;
German version EN 13501-1

Contact persons:

Guntram Wiesner
Engineer

Test Engineer
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Juliane Reich
M.Sc.

Test Engineer
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Jörg Ulbricht

Tester
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