Hilti injectable anchors

Calculations to determine the pull-out resistance depending on fire duration

Hilti injectable anchors

Calculations to determine the pull-out resistance of the injectable anchors depending on fire duration

ETAG 018 and EN 12467

CE marks for fire-protection claddings and fibre-cement flat sheets

ETAG 018 and EN 12467

MFPA Leipzig GmbH offers you its services as a Notified Body 0800 for the testing, inspection and certification of your factory production control in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation (EU CPR).

We conduct tests in accordance with harmonised standards, including EN 12467, ETAG 018-1 and ETAG 018-4, and provide you with a certificate of compliance with the requirements. In so doing, we also help you move toward the CE marking of your fibre-cement flat sheets and fire-protection coatings, claddings, boards or mats. You can find further products and areas of activity of our notified testing and certification body here.

Arnold Glas

Fire resistance of fire-resistant glazing

Arnold Glas

Requirements for various fire-resistance classes can be demonstrated in the context of fire-resistance tests. The fire-testing facility at MFPA Leipzig GmbH tested the function of Arnold Glas fire-protection glass with 45-millimetre glazing bars.

Testing of ease of ignition by electric arcs

Experimental investigations of various construction products

Testing of ease of ignition by electric arcs

Experimental investigations to evaluate the ease of ignition of various construction products in the case of an electric arc, such as in the context of roof-integrated and roof-mounted photovoltaic systems (PV systems).

Smoke-tightness of smoke barriers

Determination of the smoke-tightness and functional capacity of smoke barriers

Smoke-tightness of smoke barriers

We perform tests at our test centre in accordance with EN 1634¬3 in order to determine the smoke-tightness and functional capacity of your smoke barriers.

The leakage rate Qspec(20) or Qspec(200) is determined in [m³/h] in accordance with EN 1634-3:2004 section 10.2. From this it is possible to determine and assess the leakage of cold and hot smoke from one side of the barrier to the other under specified test conditions.

We test, study and assess the smoke protection door or window structure, which you have installed into a test frame, in various load situations. Find out more here. 

The test reports can serve as proof for national use, in accordance with the German Building Regulation List (Bauregelliste, BRL), the German Model Building Code (Musterbauordnung, MBO) or within the context of the approval procedure of the German Institute for Structural Engineering (Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik, DIBt), as well as for the European certification of your smoke barriers (doors, windows, partitions).

Load frame for fire resistance testing of load-bearing wall structures and firewalls

A centric or off-centre load of 1500 kN can be applied to the test structure.

Load frame for fire resistance testing of load-bearing wall structures and firewalls

In 2013, a new load frame for testing the fire resistance of load-bearing wall structures and firewalls was introduced at the fire testing facility. The load frame has a remarkably high stiffness. The wall structure to be tested is mechanically loaded from below. In the current configuration with five hydraulic presses, it is possible to apply a centric or off-centre load of 1500 kN to the test structure. In addition, the attachment surfaces for walls were extended to allow for a more convenient, unhindered attachment to the new support frame. 

Masonry walls and metal stud walls are not the only load-bearing structures for which the fire resistance is determined pursuant to DIN EN 1365-1 in conjunction with shock testing pursuant to DIN EN 1363-2 and which are classified as firewalls pursuant to DIN EN 13501-2. In recent years, load-bearing solid wood structures and timber stud structures have increasingly also been tested in the same manner. The test wall set-up personnel have access to compressed air and high-voltage current at each of the three new attachment surfaces. In addition, a second crane (10 tonne) was installed, which can traverse the entire facility. As a whole, these measures have created an environment which ensures problem-free preparation and execution of fire resistance tests, especially for manufacturers of load-bearing wall structures such as brick walls or solid wood walls.

Container homes – full-scale natural fire testing

Fire test on a container building in order to verify its 30-minute stability

Container homes – full-scale natural fire testing

§ 14 of the Model Building Code (MBO) specifies that structural installations should be planned, constructed and maintained in such a way as to prevent the occurrence of fire and the propagation of heat and smoke (fire propagation) and to ensure that, in the event of fire, it is possible to rescue people and animals, and effectively extinguish the fire. These requirements must also be met by temporary structures such as quick-assembly container buildings.

The fact that individual containers are attached to a steel framework system means that it is generally necessary to verify the stability of the overall construction experimentally by means of a natural fire test on a comparable container building.

Die Brandbeanspruchung wurde im aktuellen Versuch entsprechend der Vorgabe des Baureferates München mit einer Brandlastdichte (Wärmemenge aller brennbaren Stoffe, bezogen auf die Brandabschnittsfläche/Brandraum) von 800 MJ/m² gewählt. 

CONZEPT Containerhandel GmbH produces a range of prefabricated container units. The company commissioned MFPA Leipzig GmbH to conduct fire testing on a container building in order to verify its stability and integrity over a 30-minute period in the event of a destructive fire.

SACAC AG

Expert assessment of the fire resistance rating of high-strength spun concrete supports

SACAC AG

Expert assessment of the fire resistance rating and fire tests of high-strength spun concrete supports made by SACAC Schleuderbetonwerk AG

New Porsche Museum, Stuttgart

Monitoring the implementation of braced steel beams coated with mineral spray plaster

New Porsche Museum, Stuttgart

Monitoring the implementation of braced steel beams coated with mineral spray plaster

Client

ARGE Stahlbau Porsche Museum
c/o Friedrich Bühler GmbH & Co. KG, 72213 Altensteig


Final building of the Federal Ministry of Defence in Hardthöhe, Bonn

Loaded component tests on load-bearing spandrel elements and lightweight concrete supports

Final building of the Federal Ministry of Defence in Hardthöhe, Bonn

Loaded component tests on load-bearing spandrel elements and lightweight concrete supports under stress conditions using the uniform temperature/time curve corresponding to a natural fire test to evaluate the technical fire protection rating of the façades

Client

Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning
53179 Bonn


City Tunnel Leipzig

Load and tunnel fire tests

City Tunnel Leipzig

  • Load test on a total of eight full-scale tunnel segments
  • EBA curve
  • Tunnel fire test as a basis for approval on a case-by-case basis/internal company approval

Client

Max Bögl GmbH & Co.KG


BASt research project

Fire behaviour and spalling of fibre-reinforced concrete in road tunnels

BASt research project

  • Executing the BASt research programme FE 15.448/2007/ERB on fire behaviour and spalling of fibre-reinforced concrete in road tunnels
  • ZTV-ING curve
  • Investigating concrete compositions with different polypropylene fibre modifications in unloaded small fire tests
  • Conducting two loaded and two unloaded major fire tests on full-scale tunnel lining segments of closed construction
  • Conducting two loaded fire tests on scaled test specimens (frame corners) for open construction

Client

Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)