We carry out fire tests for building elements and systems, as well as structures and systems in ships. Our experts possess strong expertise in approval testing using various methods. By participating in international standardisation work in the ship and construction sector actively, we can ensure that our experts have access to up-to-date information.
Our testing services are accredited in compliance with SFS-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by FINAS (Finnish Accreditation Service) . Our competence scope is presented in the accreditations database (www.finas.fi). We also function as a Notified Body.
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Approval system of construction products
The Construction Products Regulation 305/2011 led to the adoption of joint European fire classification systems. The classification system concerning the fire resistance of building structures is based on testing methods and classification standards complying with EN standards. European standards will be adopted product specifically and their adoption timetable will depend on the completion of uniform European technical specifications and product CE marking, for instance.
Construction products that have a European harmonised product standard or European technical approval (ETA) may obtain a CE marking. Services relating to CE marking are offered by VTT Expert Services Ltd. If no harmonised European product standard or European technical approval guidelines are available for a product, a national type approval or VTT-certificate can be applied for it from VTT Expert Services Ltd. Our approval services cover several construction products.
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