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The current European standards establish the field of application of test results by means of DIAP (Direct field of application of test results) or EXAP (Extended field of application of test results). The obtained European classification is valid in all Member States of the European Union. If however a classification has to be proven for a construction element, which is not covered by DIAP or EXAP, the Assessments department can examine the equivalence of fire performance according to the Royal Decree of 13/06/2007 (Belgian Bulletin of Acts, Orders and Decrees of 18/07/2007).

The Assessments department can therefore be contacted in the following cases:

  • When planning fire tests: the set-up of the tests is fully discussed with the customer, as well as the corresponding field of application of the test results.
  • Appraisal of foreign tests in conformity with corresponding Belgian or European test standards and the formulation of technical assessment hereof.
  • Construction site assessments on the basis of test reports or on the basis of experience: declaration of an equivalent safety level (class) for a particular construction site.