Happy New Year, and welcome to the Aeroblaze monthly blog! We'll be updating you monthly on new developments at our company and in our industry, or shedding some light on important rules and regulations that may apply to you. For our first post, we'd like to tell you a little bit about who we are!
Aeroblaze Laboratory is an independent testing laboratory that specializes in aerospace fire testing (hence the name Aero-Blaze). We perform flammability testing on almost all aircraft interior materials. Our lab is located in Fort Worth, Texas which allows us to serve the vast aerospace market in the DFW area. Our lab is in the process of receiving our ISO 17025 accreditation, with our audit scheduled in early 2017. This will allow us to demonstrate technical competence for our testing.
We currently offer the various Bunsen Burner tests and the Oil Burner for Seat Cushion (see below). In addition to testing, we offer certification services. If you're performing a major repair or alteration, we can provide the full package: Test Plans, Testing, Test Report, and all necessary approvals!
Detailed information about our tests can be found under the Testing page on our website, but here's an overview:
- Vertical Burn: This test is used for floor coverings, textiles, fabrics, ceiling/wall panels, and lots of other things.
- Horizontal Burn: Clear plastic windows, seat belts, cargo tie-downs, and a few other materials undergo this test.
- 45° Burn: Cargo or baggage compartment liners and floor panels are subject to this test.
- 60° Burn: This test is used for insulation on electric wire and cables.
- Aircraft Blanket: This test is used to determine the flammability of those blankets they give you on overseas flights.
- Oil Burner for Seat Cushion: Also known as the fireblock test, this test uses an oil burner to determine the resistance of seat cushions to flame.