Third-Party Factory Certification

After a product has been tested and meets the criteria of product certification, the manufacturing facility must be inspected to qualify for listing and labeling. At Guardian, we provide third-party factory inspections to review production and ensure conformity of the product’s fire-rating requirements. Our on-site manufacturing also covers the independent selection of a product for any additional testing, as needed.

TYPE OF PRODUCTS

  • Fire-resistant products
  • Components and assemblies
  • Building materials with surface-burning characteristics
  • Record protection equipment
  • Solid-fuel-burning heating appliances, including EPA audits
  • Gas-burning equipment

STANDARDS TESTED

Our inspection methods and procedures adhere to the inspection accreditation standard in addition to appropriate test standards and Guardian’s standard operating procedure.

  • ANSI Z21.50 – Vented Decorative Gas Appliances
  • ASTM E-84 – Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials
  • ASTM E-119 – Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials
  • ASTM E-1509 – Standard Specification for Room Heaters, Pellet Fuel-Burning Type
  • ASTM E-152-81 – Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies
  • ASTM E-1966 – Standard Test Method for Fire-Resistive Joint Systems
  • ASTM E-2226 – Standard Practice for Application of Hose Stream
  • ASTM E-2768 – Standard Test Method for Extended Duration Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials (30 min Tunnel Test)
  • ASTM E-814 – Standard Test Method for Fire Tests of Penetration Firestop Systems
  • CAN/ULC-S102 – Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials and Assemblies
  • CSA-B366.1 – Solid-Fuel-Fired Central Heating Appliances
  • GL-97-02 – Standard for Field Labeling Service
  • NFPA 232 – Standard for the Protection of Records
  • NFPA 251 – Standard Methods of Tests of Fire Resistance of Building Construction and Materials
  • NFPA 252 – Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies
  • NFPA 705 – Recommended Practice for a Field Flame Test for Textiles and Films
  • NFPA 80 – Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives
  • UL 10A – Standard for Tin-Clad Fire Doors
  • UL 10B – Standard for Fire Tests of Door Assemblies
  • UL 10C – Standard for Positive Pressure Fire Tests of Door Assemblies
  • UL 10D – Standard for Fire Tests of Fire-Protective Curtain Assemblies
  • UL 1479 – Standard for Fire Tests of Penetration Firestops
  • UL 1482 – Standard for Solid-Fuel Type Room Heaters
  • UL 1715 – Standard for Fire Test of Interior Finish Material
  • UL 1777 – Standard for Chimney Liners
  • UL 2079 – Standard for Tests for Fire Resistance of Building Joint Systems
  • UL 263 – Standard for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials
  • UL 391 – Standard for Solid-Fuel and Combination-Fuel Central and Supplementary Furnaces
  • UL 555 – Standard for Fire Dampers
  • UL 72 – Standard for Tests for Fire Resistance of Record Protection Equipment
  • ULC CAN-S101 – Fire Endurance Tests of Building Construction and Materials
  • ULC CAN-S627 – Standard for Space Heaters for Use With Solid Fuels
  • ULC-S115 – Fire Resistant and Firestop Products and Systems
“We have enjoyed a multi-year relationship with Guardian Fire Testing, which has included [services from their] Testing, Product Listing and Product Certification [divisions].” K.M.H. , FIRE SAFETY INDUSTRY

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