Jul-01, 2013

MVL has co-sponsored two large-scale fire tests according to the NFPA286 protocols testing the effectiveness of DC315 as fire barrier over non-fire-rated polyurethane foams. DC315 is a water-based thermal barrier product manufactured by IFTI (International Fireproof Technologies, Inc). 

The testing was conducted at the QAI laboratories in Tulsa Oklahoma on July 1st, 2013, in the presence of representatives from the Air Force Center for Engineering Excellence (AFCEE) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

The NFPA286 is used to evaluate the flammability characteristics of materials installed on walls and ceilings exposed as the interior surfaces of buildings. The test emulates a catastrophic fire scenario, and measure several criteria over the period of the 15 minutes, such as flame spread, temperature-time ratio, heat release, and smoke release. 

MVL co-sponsored the test with IFTI to demonstrate the effectiveness of DC315 over substrates that are not inherently fire resistant. 

Both tests were successful, and the results can be furnished upon request to yes@mvl-group.com