Cable Flame Testing Facility (Flame Hut)

Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) is pleased to introduce our new state-of-the-art Cable Flame Testing Facility (Flame Hut). We worked with Cable Flame Testing Facility (2).jpgUnderwriter’s Laboratory (UL) in Northbrook, Illinois to design our flame hut to specifications that match those of their UL 1685 vertical cable tray test facility. This assures our facility will generate results consistent with those produced by the UL facility.

Currently, we provide IEEE-1202 testing, which can be performed under our full 10CFR50 Appendix B and Part 21 Quality Assurance program, and are in the process of adding additional flame testing standard tests.

The 8' x 8' x 11' chamber has the capability to perform large scale cable burning tests, and can be sealed to accommodate small and sensitive flame tests.

Precise instrumentation and control maintains required test conditions (air-to-gas mixture, flow rates, etc.) along with exhaust duct temperature and flow rate.

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Our flame hut test facility is equipped with LIVE VIEW web viewable high definition video cameras enabling customers to observe tests being performed without the need to physically be at our test facilities. Each test can also be video recorded to document the cable performance.

Our test facility ventilation system is also consistent with that of the UL Northbrook facility and includes smoke measuring instrumentation to evaluate low smoke cable constructions to determine UL 1685 compliance. In addition, our test facility exhaust exceeds local smoke abatement requirements. We are good neighbors.


  • IEEE-1202 Flame Propagation Testing
  • UL 1581 VW-1 Vertical Flame Testing
  • ICEA S-19-81 Flame Testing
  • ANSI/ASTM D5207 Confirmation of Test Flames for Small Scale Burning Tests
  • Additional tests available
  • Can accommodate special requests


  • Testing can be performed under a full nuclear Quality Assurance program which is compliant with 10CFR50 Appendix B and FAI’s ISO 9001 certification
  • Smoke density measurements possible for IEEE-1202 Testing
  • Tests can be remotely observed by the client live via the web 
  • Responsive and quick turnaround time

Flame Hut VW-1Testing             Flame Hut ICEA S-19-81 Testing

            VW-1 Testing                        ICEA S-19-81 Testing


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