Fire Testing Laboratory

Theoretical and numerical research activities have been carried out at the University of Liège in the field of fire since 1973. Among others, these research have led to the development of the SAFIR software.

The Fire Testing Laboratory was founded in 1979, with the acquisition of its first test furnace. The missions of the Laboratory consists of:

  • service delivery to the community (standardized tests for the industry),
  • research,
  • education.

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Accredited according to ISO 17025 and notified for the CPR (Construction Products Regulation),

the Fire Testing Laboratory is also an active member of several commissions and associations

(including EGOLF).





General contact


E-mail :

Tel : +32 (0)4 366 91 38

Fax : +32 (0)4 366 91 37



Business hours

8h – 17h


Laboratoire d'Essai au Feu

Université de Liège

Quartier Polytech 1

Allée de la Découverte 13D, Bâtiment B52/9

4000 Liège (Belgique)

GPS coordinates : 50°35’3,93’’ N - 5°33’20,469’’ E

Access map

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Accreditation and notification

The Laboratory is accredited according to ISO 17025 by BELAC (Belgian Accreditation Body). Our accreditation number is 345-TEST. The scope of activities covered by the accreditation can be consulted in detail by clicking here or in summary on the BELAC website.


The Laboratory is notified according to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). Our notification number is NB 2267. The scope of activities covered by the notification can be consulted on the NANDO website of the European Commission.



 A test carried out by the Fire Testing Laboratory in December 2016 was the subject of a TV report realized by the VRT. This report was broadcast in March 2017 on the channel één / VRT, in the TV show "".
The test specimen is a non-loadearing wall made of straw covered with natural coatings based on lime and clay. Although the tone of the report is more didactic than scientific, it should be emphasized that the test was performed by the laboratory under standardized and accreditation requirements.


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