Conformity evaluation services for a wide range of fire detection and alarm system products. The Fire Systems laboratory provides services through which national and international producers of fire detection and alarms system components can demonstrate conformity to relevant Australian (AS) and International (ISO) standards.The laboratory is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for a wide range of related test methods and standards. The full scope of accreditation is available through the NATA website.
The laboratory works closely with CSIRO’s Verification Services – ActivFire Scheme to provide product certification for fire detection and alarm system equipment. The list of currently certified products is available through the ActivFire website.
Additional criteria (standards) may be evaluated on the basis of prior evaluation to similar international standards. The following standards may be validated for certification purposes.
|Modern purpose-built facilities in Clayton, Victoria.|
|Fire and smoke sensitivity test room for testing the smoke response of detection equipment.
The test room is fitted with reference instruments including Lorenz Messssgeraetebau IR obscurometer and Delta Measuring Ionisation Chamber (MIC).
|ETS-Lindgren 100 m3 full anechoic chamber.
Bruel and Kjaer LanXi real-time acoustic analyser and Pulse Labshop application suite.
|Recirculating AW Technology smoke and heat sensitivity test tunnel.
|Xi’an Lib IEC 60068.2.42 SO2 corrosion chamber|
|LDS V403 and V406 electrodynamic shakers
LDS PA100 and PA300 power amplifiers
LDS LaserUSB Vibration controller.
Bruel and Kjaer accelerometers and force transducers
|Shaffner electrical transient generators.|
|AS 1851 Fire sprinkler spray test booth.|
|AS 1851 Fire sprinkler operation temperature baths.|
|Thermoline climatic test chambers providing conditions from -40C to 100C, 30 to 99 %RH.|
In March 2017, the Fire Systems Laboratory in conjunction with the Materials Durability Laboratory, conducted a corrosion test on a dry powder fire extinguisher in accordance with AS 1841.1. Clause 6.7 of AS 1841.1 requires that fire extinguishers are exposed to a 5% neutral salt spray test for a duration of at least 480 hr. The […]
CSIRO Fire Systems has completed commissioning of the standardised test fires that are used for evaluating fire sensitivity of residential smoke alarms and commercial smoke detectors in it’s new facility located in Clayton, VIC. The test fires are conducted during conformity evaluation (type testing) of residential smoke alarms and commercial smoke detectors. Specifications for the test fires are identical […]
June 2016 CSIRO Fire Systems has successfully commissioned the new SO2 corrosion chamber and completed full 21 day cycles of testing to AS (IEC) 60068.2.42. This test is required for the new Australian standard for smoke alarms AS 3786:2014. The 21 day test exceeds the 4 day test requirement for the European test standard EN14604. CSIRO […]