In automatic fire detection, different tests on standard fires may be considered, in compliance with the NBN S21-100 standard.
These tests include standard fires on:
- polyurethane foam
- electric coils
- thin electrical wires powered up for high-sensitivity systems,
- fuel containers for tests in railway or road tunnels, and for an entire sequence of tests conducted in compliance with the NBN S21-100-1 standard
These tests are used to confirm the compatibility of installations with real installation parameters (ventilation, height, etc.). These tests may also remove doubts when the requirements of the standard cannot be met for technical reasons.