In onshore or offshore environments, the release of
flammable gases has the potential to ignite and cause significant
damage, injury or loss of life.
The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) offers purpose-built
facilities for the standardised testing of passive fire protection
(PFP) materials such as those routinely used in the oil and gas
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
HSL'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
HSL 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.
Blast Exposure Test Facility
The blast exposure test facility has been specifically
designed to house 1,620mm2 samples used for jet fire
resistance testing. This allows test samples to be blast tested and
then jet fire tested without modification of the sample.
Bespoke blast testing requirements can also be
accommodated with larger or smaller sample sizes (within limits).
The facility uses ignited flammable gas mixtures to achieve
the required test overpressure; this realistically recreates the
heat and blast impulse duration to which the materials would be
subjected during a real-world catastrophic event.
Vertical Jet Fire Facility
The Vertical Jet Fire facility at HSL is a purpose-built,
full-scale ISO 22899-1 rig that allows samples of
PFP to be subjected to cryogenic spills in situ before undergoing
jet fire testing.
It can also be used for standard or bespoke jet fire
testing where the test sample is placed in a horizontal orientation
to simulate real-world conditions more realistically, e.g. a
Our Passive Fire Protection team would be pleased to
discuss your company's requirements. Please contact:
Deborah Willoughby +44(0)1298 818210 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Gill +44(0)1298 818274 email@example.com
Kate Hollifield +44(0)1298 218831 firstname.lastname@example.org