Efectis has developed expertise in smoke gas analysis using FTIR in accordance with ISO 19702. This equipment and associated method allows us to analyse, based on a few parts per million, combustion gases, including CO, CO2, NO, NO2, N2O, H2S, COS, SO2, HCl, HBr, HF, HCN, formaldehyde, acrolein, acetaldehyde, and light pyrolysis gases such as methane, ethane and ethylene.

We defined the equipment with the supplier to be robust and transportable so that it can easily be used in our various test laboratories. Such a device is available in France and UK but can be used anywhere on request. The principle is to extract gas from the fire effluents, passing it through a polychromatic infrared beam and analysing the resulting absorption spectra mathematically.

Examples of recent applications in fire tests are:

Moreover, we recently completed the gas analysis portfolio in partnership with partners, in order to provide a complete solution for industry. In the near future, it will be mandatory for certain industries to determine emission factors of many environmentally impacting fire effluents. This is mainly because of a change in French regulation and the future evolution of European IED installation rules in accordance with EU directive 2010/75/EU. This new offer includes:

Many other substances such as flame retardants, isocyanates, nitriles and fire-fighting foam residues may be included on request.

Contact: Eric Guillaume