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CREATING VALUE THROUGH INNOVATION

Skandia strives to create value for our customers through innovation and continuous improvement. Skandia features the Federal Aviation Administration's approval of our "Method of Compliance (MOC), Flammability Testing for Aircraft Seats, 14 CFR 25.853(c) and 14 CFR 25.853(a)," Revision B. The MOC minimizes testing requirements while maintaining our strong commitment to safety.

Our DERs and DARs Ensure Expert Service, Value and Peace of Mind

From generating test plans to performing in-house conformity inspections, as well as the issuance of FAA certification, Skandia's experienced team of flammability testing experts, DERs and DARs ensure your flammability testing requirements are achieved.

  • Radiant Panel Testing 14 CFR 25.856(a) with DER Certification
  • Conformity Inspection
  • Total Fireblocking Program
  • Re-qualify Existing Foam Cushions with New Dress Covers
  • Vertical & Horizontal Flammability Testing with Next Day Test Results
  • 45-Degree Panel and 60-Degree Wire Testing
  • 12- and 60-Second Composite Panel Testing
  • Heat Release, Smoke Emission and Toxicity Testing

 


Heat Release, Smoke Emission and Toxicity Testing

FROM PLANNING TO CERTIFICATION, AVIATIONS SINGLE SOURCE FOR COMPREHENSIVE FLAMMABILITY TESTING

Skandia is the global leader in providing heat release, smoke emission and toxicity flammability testing services. Managed by Skandia’s highly respected team of FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs), our full complement of heat release, smoke emissions and toxicity testing services provide for comprehensive engineering, test plan preparation, testing and certification.

Employing state of the art heat release and smoke emissions testing chambers, the quality of our testing meets ISO 17025:2005 standards.

Matched with our other flammability testing services, Skandia is aviation’s premiere flammability testing laboratory for quality of testing and validity of results.

THE TRUST IS IN OUR EXPERIENCE

  • Skandia’s experience and guidance provides confidence and mitigates risk
  • Rapid turnaround times save time and money
  • On staff DERs and DARs with authority to perform conformity inspection and issue 8110-3 flammability certification
  • Full service from test plan generation, to testing, to final reporting and certification
  • Maintains all aircraft OEM approvals including Airbus and Boeing
  • Serving private, commercial, OEM and refurbishment markets AS9100c, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 17025:2005 accredited

THE VALUE IS IN OUR SINGLE SOURCE SERVICES

  • Heat Release / Smoke Emission / Toxicity Testing
  • Vertical & Horizontal Flammability Testing with Next Day Test Results
  • 12- and 60-Second Composite Panel Testing
  • 45-Degree Panel and 60-Degree Wire Testing
  • Radiant Panel Testing 14 CFR 25.856(a) with DER Certification
  • Conformity Inspection
  • Total Fireblocking Program
  • Re-qualify Existing Foam Cushions with New Dress Covers


The Quality of Skandia Testing and the Validity of our Results

RATE OF HEAT RELEASE (OSU)

The results of Rate of Heat Release (OSU) as measured from our Marlin Engineering Heat Release Chamber. The test chamber measures the heat release properties of aircraft interior materials and is considered the pinnacle standard for heat release measurements.

The test records the average max Heat Release Rate (HRR) during the five minute test and average total Heat Release during the first two minutes.

FAA and industry regulations require the average Heat Release Rate during five minute test cannot exceed 65 kW/m2 and the average total Heat Release during the first two minutes cannot exceed 65 kW/m2.

 


SMOKE EMISSIONS (Ds)

Measuring the level of smoke given off of burning aircraft interior materials, our test engineers utilize the Marlin Engineering Smoke Density Chamber for test accuracy and validity of results.

The Smoke Emissions test measures Specific Optical Density (Ds) of emissions for both burning and non-burning conditions. Specific optical density is a dimensionless measure of the amount of smoke produced per unit area by a material when it is burned.

FAA and industry regulations require the average Specific Optical Density cannot exceed 200 anytime during the four minute test.

 


 

June 2013   New single source dress cover approval changes.

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  • Skandia introduces new efficient, "all inclusive" 16G replacement dress cover certification service for business aircraft MROs and regional airlines
  • New offering provides "all inclusive" services and pricing for the 562-DER approved engineering documentation and flammability testing required for dress cover changes on TSO'd aircraft seats

 

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT FLAMMABILITY TESTING AND CERTIFICATION?

Contact Skandia for more information or call our experts for assistance at 800-945-7135.

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