Marsh Industries has undertaken structural integrity and fire tests on its range of water and wastewater treatment products at the PIA GmbH test centre in Aachen, Germany.
Structural integrity tests, performed in accordance with EN ISO 179-1/1eA: 2010-11, were undertaken to evaluate the strength of Marsh Industries’ GRP materials against similar GRP materials used by other manufacturers.
Three separate material samples were submitted for impact testing; Marsh GRP material (virgin unfilled resin), a GRP material containing calcium fillers and a GRP material containing sand filler.
The tests involved 12 samples of each material at a size of 80 x 10 x 5mm. The nominal pendulum energy was 15J at an impact velocity of 3.8m/s.
Results are said to have proved Marsh GRP material to be 40% stronger than the other materials tested.
Fire resistance testing, in accordance with EN ISO 11925-2:210, was performed to assess ignitability of products subjected to direct impingement of flame. Marsh Industries’ GRP material passed all practical testing to achieve EN ISO 11925-2:2010 standard.
Managing director, Steve Boyer, explained the reasons for undertaking these tests: “Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we strive to provide them with the very best products at the very best price at all times.
“Therefore, by successfully testing the structural integrity and fire safety of our products, it provides certified assurance that everything we manufacture meets the highest quality, environmental and health and safety standards without any compromise in cost.
“When this is combined with our advanced engineering and manufacturing processes, and end-to-end customer support, we genuinely believe we are giving our customers the service they should expect form the UK leader in off-mains drainage products.”