The Fire Test and Research Laboratory (FTRL) is a unit of the Institution of Fire Engineers (India).
The Institution of Fire Engineers (India) (IFE India) recognized increasing demand of domestic fire protection industry for their product testing & certifications on one hand and lack of standardized test facilities on the other. The IFE (India) therefore came out with an idea of establishing a laboratory of its own which is well equipped with standardized test facilities. Thus, the FTRL was established by the Resolution dated 28.12.2005 of Executive Council of Institution of Fire Engineers (India). It is located at 9th Milestone, Sonipat-Gohana Road, V. &P.O. Rattangarh, SH-11, Sonipat, Haryana. The laboratory has state-of-the-art test facilities and necessary infrastructure for testing of: –
i. Fire extinguishers of different types and capacities as per national and international standards for their performance & construction.
ii. Extinguishing media of different types.
iii. Fire safety appliances, not covered by specific standards.
The Laboratory provides its facilities not only to manufacturers of fire safety equipment’s but also to user agencies, consultants and organizations engaged in research & development work. It also, provides its services for third party testing and certification. The FTRL has been accorded status of Accredited Laboratory by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and is recognized by Bureau of Indian standards (BIS) as a Testing Laboratory.
FTRL seeks samples of Fire Extinguishers & Fire Extinguishing Media from manufactures and users to ensure quality control and obtain certification. It solicits support, collaboration & co-operations from all agencies / individuals concerned with fire safety.
The Laboratory Management is seriously considering to set up a furnace & Jig room with relevant infrastructure to conduct Fire Tests on Passive /Active Fire Protection Appliances/Systems as per relevant national & international standards.
Testing Laboratory - BIS and NABL Approved
We seek fire extinguishers samples of different types and capacities for testing as per national and international standards for their performance & construction.
Extinguishing media of different types.
Fire safety appliances
Fire safety appliances, not covered by specific standards.
Testing of Foam Concentrate
Testing of Foam Concentrate for producing mechanical foam for fire fighting as per ICAO DOC 9137 – An 1898 Airport Services Manual Part I (Chapter – 8 including All the amendments).