Knowing how the combustion of burning materials progresses and how the amount of smoke and toxic gases they discharge varies over time is essential to having fire simulators accurately reconstruct actual fires. However, it is impossible to logically deduce the development of a fire with our current level of scientific knowledge because combustion consists of extremely complex chemical reactions and physical processes.

Our solution was to use our test results to build the Flammability Test Database, a collection of data on the heat-release rate of materials that contribute the most to the spread of fire, smoke and toxic gases that impede firefighting and evacuation efforts, and then use the database for our fire simulations.
We utilized past test data on various materials to build the database, but when additional data is necessary, we conduct small-scale and full-scale tests.

flammability test database

Full scale fire test

Material-flammability test