In onshore or offshore environments, the release of
flammable gases has the potential to ignite and cause significant
damage, injury or loss of life.
HSE Testing and Monitoring can carry out standardised testing of
passive fire protection (PFP) materials such as those routinely
used in the oil and gas industry.
PFP materials are designed to protect vessels, support
structures and pipework from the high heat fluxes and erosive
forces associated with jet fire impingement.
ISO 22899-1 Jet Fire Facility
HSE's Jet Fire facility has been purpose-built for testing the
jet fire resistance of PFP materials and systems in accordance with
BS ISO 22899-1 and BS ISO
To ensure that our testing assembly is fully compliant
with applicable design and safety regulations, the Jet Fire
facility has been independently certified by Lloyd's
The facility can accommodate standard and bespoke testing
of a wide range of samples including panels, tubular systems, pipe
penetration seals, cable transits and cables.
Small-Scale Erosive Burn Facility
HSE has developed a bespoke Small-Scale Erosive Burn Facility
with the aim of offering a relatively quick, low-cost method
of conducting research and development work for PFP materials and
for screening systems that will undergo future ISO
22899-1 jet fire testing.
The facility is designed to subject samples of PFP to
similar conditions for both heat flux and erosion that are
experienced during the jet fire test. The facility can handle
samples up to 370mm2 and can be run for durations of up
to 3 hours per sample.
To discuss your requirements, please contact Business.Enquiries@hse.gov.uk