Using science and expertise to solve the most challenging issues.
Hughes' award-winning fire research services are designed to provide accurate, efficient results,
achieve regulatory approvals for new products, and achieve the code changes needed for a succesful project.
Staffed with some of the industry’s most well-respected scientists and technicians, we have
extensive experience in full-scale evaluations and experimental fire testing of both existing and
new fire and gas detection system technologies.
Advanced technologies include spot smoke and heat detection, aspiration smoke detection, video image
fire detection (VID), optical flame detectors, various spot and linear heat detection technologies,
and carbon monoxide (CO) and other hazardous gases.
When time is of the essence for clients, Hughes can leverage our network of third-party commercial and
private testing laboratories in the United States and Canada to provide timely testing services.
Our personnel work closely with laboratory personnel in coordinating sample preparation and
construction, overseeing or witnessing testing, and conducting appropriate data analysis for final
use. We are also involved with the development and updating of the major test
standards through participation in the fire test committees of ASTM, NFPA, and UL, in addition to
participating in code organization standards and acceptance criteria development.
Advanced Facilities and Services
Hughes has a state-of-the-art laboratory facility equipped to provide fire testing and analysis. We also specify, manage, and analyze tests conducted at field sites and by third-party laboratories. Sample research provided includes:
Flammable and combustible liquids, gases, and solids
Fire suppression and detection system research, development, test and evaluation, and field installation
Portable and fixed fire suppression systems and agents