​Exams fire resistance of materials is a necessary element in the development process and evaluation of materials with regard to their behavior in fire. These exams are governed by specific norms and standards that establish procedures and criteria for assessing the resistance of materials to fire and heat.
Between common tests include tests to determine the flammability of the material, resistance against penetration of flames, emission of smoke and toxic gases, stability and the integrity of the materials at high temperatures, and the ability of the materials to slow down spread of fire.
These tests may include simulations of different types of fires, such as open flames, heat radiation or thermal shock.
The results these tests help architects, engineers and builders in their selection suitable materials for construction, and also serves to create and update building regulations and regulations. They thus ensure the safety of buildings, protection property and above all the protection of human lives from fires.