Testing Center
SHT’s Test Centre is able to carry out full-scale testing on fire extinguishing systems and design software programs. The Test Center is located in Avezzano, Italy and it covers an area of 1,500 m3. The laboratory also features small and large scale enclosures up to 500 m3 suitable for conducting extinguishing concentration and nozzle coverage works.

The present fire laboratory was commissioned in 1990 and has state of the art equipment technologies and its testing results have been validated by the most renowned independent laboratories. The main types of tests that are performed in the Center are extinguishing tests, nozzle area coverage tests and flow tests. The piping and test rooms are equipped with transducers, thermocouples and an oxygen analyzer to monitor the concentration inside the room during and after the discharge. 

Our engineered clean agent extinguishing system units have been independently tested at SHT's Test Centre to determine that the NAF Flow Calculation Software accurately predicts the discharge time, the nozzle pressure, and the distribution of the extinguishing agent. SHT’s calculation method is capable of predicting the discharge time, the nozzle pressure, and the distribution of the extinguishing agent at temperatures other than 21°C and verification tests have been conducted throughout the temperature range specified for the calculation method. The agent calculation software represents a fundamental mean for the correct design of a fire protection system.