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Tests & certificates:

General information regarding our certificates
Metal Safe Sign has tested different types of escape and guidance products. Below you'll find abstracts of the tests carried out. The two different products tested were: One type made of solid plastics and the other type made of thin plastic surface attached to steel sheets. The fire technical behavior of the two types of material were quite different. This was mainly due to the difference of the content of combustible substance of the two materials. The contribution of heat and smoke to a room fire situation is of course dependent of the amount of exposed sign material. For the steel sheet materials the measured heat and smoke production were very limited. For the solid plastic materials the heat and smoke production were considerably higher.

The calculated chloride production was considerably higher for the solid plastic material compared to the steel sheet materials.

The production of carbonmonoxcide was about 10 times higher for the solid plastic materials compared to the steel sheet materials.

Steel sheet materials are not deformed in temperatures below 190oC. The PVC sign material ... deformed at 59oC.

Smoke Generation according to ISO 5659-2 (1994)
The tested samples of the product called "Trippel L (Low Location Lighting) meet the technical fire requirements according to IMO Res.61(67), Annex 1, Part 2, section 2.6.

Spread of flame and rate of heat release according to IMO A.653(16)
The tested samples of the product called "Triple L (Low Location Lighting)" is deemed to meet the technical fire requirements for low flame spread of bulkhead, wall and ceiling linings according to IMO Resolution A.653 (16).

The tested samples of the product called "Triple L (Low Location Lighting)" can also be deemed to meet the technical fire requirements for surfaces having low flame-spread characteristics on bulkhead, wall and ceilings according to IMO Res. MSC.61 (67), Annex 1, Part 5, section 2. (Full text here).

 

Latest news:
Third generation photo luminescent paint now available. Ideal for crew quarters, engine rooms, industries, tunnels and other enclosed areas!

Ceramic tiles for use in floors, walls and ceilings where the use of paint, low location strips or other solutions are not feasable.

Photos of directional signs before mounting

Brannfarlig isolasjon i bytunnel (Norwegian only).

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