This system is a medium-to-large scale testing device comprised of a modular array of radiant burners designed by GoGaS (Dortmund, Germany).

It is used for structural fire and fire testing and (unlike furnace testing) offers a very high level of control in terms of radiant flux on the surface of a sample.

The radiant burner array consists of four sets of 2x2 burners (i.e. 16 single burners) and can be used to replicate one to four-sided heating regimes. The burners are powered by natural gas that is premixed with air directly before the porous surface of the burners. Once ignited, the premixed flame heats up the highly porous medium and radiates a consistent thermal load. Heat fluxes up to 150 kW/m2 are possible with the system – making it ideal for any fire research application.

The system is movable and configurable to any test set-up and can be used in conjunction with large-scale loading actuators in the structures lab. Structural fire tests of steel, concrete, and other non-combustible material can be carried out in the structures lab. Combustible material tests can be completed in the fire lab under one of the many extraction hoods.

Modular Radiant Burner Array

Modular Radiant Burner Array