RESEARCH AND TESTING
PLC has been involved in a number of applied research projects. These projects have generally been initiated to help our clients:
- Quantify an identified fire hazard
- Predict failure of important items
- Develop predictive type hazard evaluation tools
- Test effectiveness of protection options
For these projects, PLC has helped clients select a testing agency to conduct specific test programs, has coordinated their needs with the testing agency and helped interpret test results. Fire test programs coordinated by PLC have involved both bench-scale and full-scale tests. Full-scale tests have involved compartments up to 5m x 5m x 2m high. Research programs have also included the development of fire models for unique fire problems.