The sole purpose of the test room is to have a fire
in it. It has several adjustable louvers around the
room to allow for air to enter in during tests under
controlled conditions. Thermal mass issues are
less of a concern in this facility, as is reflective heat
issues resulting from metal surfaces. We understand
fire behavior and issues with the test environment
that contribute to testing difficulties and designed
the facility to remove these issues. At CVTC’s Fire
Safety Center you can just fight the fire and not
worry about fighting the environment.
50’ x 50’ Testing Area
The ventilation system is a computer controlled
system that can be adjusted for specific tests. Some
tests require more or less airflow and we can dial it
in to the exact specifications for the test.
The ceiling is lined with Pagenite panels to protect
the room. This material does not contribute a great
deal of radiated heat back into the test environment.
1’ Thick Walls
The walls are one foot thick. Therefore they do not
retain a tremendous amount of heat and contribute
less radiant heat back into the test environment.
This also allows us to better control the environment
within the test area. This way the fire is not
artificially enriched with oxygen by excessive