Kitchen Testing Videos
We've created some short videos to show how our experts conduct various kitchen tests.
The rigorous testing processes undertaken at FIRA International helps to determine the performance of units, worktops and components.
Testing to BS EN 204:2016 Classification of thermoplastic wood adhesives for non-structural applications and also BS EN 205:2016. Adhesives. Wood adhesives for non-structural applications. Determination of tensile shear strength of lap joints
There are four grade types of adhesive – D1 to D4. Two sequences carrying out different condition test treatments and test durations on the lap joint
Example of a ‘durability of flaps’ test under BS 6222-2:2009+A1:2017 Domestic kitchen equipment. Fitted kitchen units, peninsular units, island units and breakfast bars. Performance requirements and test methods
Level H is 40,000 cycles, taking on average 5-6 days.
Testing to BS 6222-2:2009+A1:2017 Domestic kitchen equipment. Fitted kitchen units, peninsular units, island units and breakfast bars. Performance requirements and test methods
The most common test level for this is H, which would be 100,000 cycles for a cutlery drawer, 50,000 for a general drawer or 25,000 for a pan drawer. This would typically take 9-10 days for 100,000 cycles.
Kitchens must be fit for purpose, our tests replicate regular and even occasional misuse
Storage Furniture Testing
Our experts can test all types of storage furniture and components for safety, strength and durability
Our experts test to all the main standards British, European and American standards for all types of domestic and contract furniture.