Exova Warringtonfire Aus Pty Limited has received additional accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), the national accreditation body for Australia, to perform a broad scope of fire testing. Exova Warringtonfire is part of the Exova Group, which was recently acquired by Element Materials Technology (Element) to create one, world-class global testing services partner.
The Melbourne laboratory has been accredited by NATA for many years but following a rigorous assessment, its scope was recently extended to include nine more tests and methods. The new accreditations cover testing, classification and fire performance for external walls, cladding, facades, and building materials and products, and also an extension to include approvals for testing of marine-based products.
The full scope of newly accredited testing includes: AS 5113, BS 8414-1, BS 8414-2, ISO 13785-1, ISO 13785-2, AS 1530.1, ISO 1182, IMO FTPC Part 1, ASTM E 2652. Rob Veitch, EVP of Fire & Building Products at Element, said: “Gaining this additional NATA accreditation gives our customers confidence that our quality assurance systems and knowledge of the test methods is of the most professional and technically demanding standard. The fire laboratory in Melbourne is at the forefront of new technology and innovation in the sector and we are committed to the provision of the best service available in the market.”
Element offers a comprehensive range of impartial and independent fire safety services to an international market that is a globally respected mark of quality assurance. From developing fire safety design strategies, through testing and certification of passive fire products, to inspection, commissioning and certification of completed projects, Element can help with all aspects of fire safety.