Fire Systems, Thermal, Medical PPE Laboratory

Accreditation No.


Site No.


Date of Accreditation

29 Oct 1965


Research Way
Clayton, VIC 3168



Dr Christopher Preston P: +61 (03) 95452557


Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Fire Systems, Thermal, Medical PPE Laboratory

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Manufactured Goods

Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Electrical equipment approval and safety evaluation Fire detection and protection systems including control and indicating equipment Electrical safety Endurance and resistance to external conditions; Function assessment including abnormal operation Fire detection, emergency alarm, warning, control and intercommunication systems
for the purpose of environmental design and construction compliance
AS 4428 Series
AS 4428.3, 
AS 4428.4 (excluding clause 16.13), 
AS 4428.6 (excluding clause 17.8), 
AS 4428.7, 
AS 4428.16 (excerpt clause 18.16).
AS 7240 Series 
AS 7240.2 (excluding clause 5.8), 
AS 7240.4 (excluding clause 6.10),
AS 7240.13.

NZS 4512
Fire detection and protection systems including control and indicating equipment; Fire detection and warning devices Effect of environmental exposure on electrical equipment and enclosures Cold; Damp heat - Cyclic (12 + 12 hour cycle); Damp heat - Steady state; Dry heat; Hammer; Shock (impact); Vibration AS 60068.2.1, IEC 60068-2-1;
AS 60068.2.2, IEC 60068-2-2;
AS 60068.2.6, IEC 60068-2-6;
AS 60068.2.27, IEC 60068-2-27;
AS 60068.2.30, IEC 60068-2-30;
AS 60068.2.47, IEC 60068-2-47;
AS 60068.2.75, IEC 60068-2-75;
AS 60068.2.78, IEC 60068-2-78;
Evaluation of electrical appliances and devices - Performance Cells and batteries Capacity; Charge retention Not applicable

Sealed batteries used in control and indicating equipment :

AS/NZS 4029.2;

IEC 60896-2:MOD clauses 5.1 and 5.4 only;

ActivFire Specification TS001 

Evaluation of fire risk (excluding electrical products) and fire mitigation performance Fire detection and warning devices Air movement and stability; Corrosion; Dry heat; Endurance; Frangibility; Functional and compatibility assessment; Heat sensitivity; Impact; Indicator visibility; Low temperature; Sensitivity; Sound pressure level; Vibration; Voltage stability Not applicable Automatic fire detection and alarm systems Heat detectors, heat alarms, smoke detectors, warning devices and other related products
For the purpose of environmental design and construction compliance

AS 1603 series
AS 1603.3 (excluding clause 5.14),
AS 1603.11 (excluding clause 3.7),
AS 1603.13.

AS 2362 series
AS 2362.1,
AS 2362.2,
AS 2362.17.

AS 3786 (excluding clauses 5.15.1 and 5.25)

AS 7240 series
AS ISO 7240.3 (excluding clauses 5.16 and 5.17),
AS ISO 7240.5 (excluding clause 5.18),
AS 7240.7 (excluding clause 5.18),
AS ISO 7240.10 (excluding clauses 6.17 and 6.18),
AS ISO 7240.11 (excluding clauses 5.18, 5.19 and 5.20),
AS 7240.12 (excluding clause 5.16),
AS 7240.15 (excluding clause 5.20),
AS ISO 7240.17 (excluding clause 5.13),
AS ISO 7240.18 (excluding clause 5.12),
AS 7240.20 (excluding clause 5.14),
AS ISO 7240.24 (excluding clause 5.18).

FTS 118 SSL Test Specification

Fire sprinkler heads Functional and compatibility assessment; Leakage Not applicable SSL specification FTS 123 
AS 1851 clauses 3.21 a, b, c and clause 3.22 of Table - (Testing only)
Performance evaluation of personal protective equipment (PPE) Medical face masks Synthetic blood penetration Not applicable AS 4381 Table 2
ASTM F1862
ASTM F1862M/13
ISO 22609 
Single use face masks (including Target Plate method)
Breathability Not applicable AS 4381 Table 2
EN 14683:2014 Annex C
Single use face masks
Bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) Aerosolised bacterial impaction AS 4381 Table 2,
ASTM F2101,
EN 14683:2014 Annex B,
Single use face masks
Thermal performance evaluation of building and insulating products Rigid and flexible thermal insulation materials Thermal conductivity; Thermal insulation performance; Thermal resistance measurement Heat flow meter apparatus

Formed shapes and formed insitu materials, Blanket type mineral fibre insulation :

Steady state thermal transmission properties

AS/NZS 4859.1; 

ASTM C518; 

ASTM C653 including AS/NZS 4859.1 - Appendix D;

ASTM C687 clauses 7.1 and 7.2


in the range of 0.1 m2 K/W to 10.0 mK/W

at sample thicknesses of 2 mm to 200 mm

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