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Fire and Burglary Testing Facility of Security Equipments at The Automotive Research Association of India, Pune.
Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is a co-operative research organization established in 1966 by the Indian Vehicle and Automotive ancillary manufacturers and the Government of India. ARAI is affiliated to the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise and recognized by Department of Scientific and Industrial research. ARAI is registered as a society under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 and major automobile and ancillary manufacturers are its members. ARAI is certified for ISO 9001-2000, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:1999 organization and is also accredited by NABL, New Delhi for various testing and calibration activities.

From 2007, ARAI has taken up the work of testing and certifying security equipment products like safes, filing cabinet, strong room door, Vault room door, data safes, safe cum safe deposit lockers etc. ARAI has a world class facility for testing these products. Presently Mr. A. G. Naravane, having more that 35 years of experience in the field of security equipment design and testing , is our Consultant.

ARAI is the only laboratory in India having accreditation from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for testing of security equipment products.
Products which can be tested in ARAI Furnace
Sr. No. Product IS Standards UL Standards NT Standards BS-EN Standards
1 Safes 550 72 017 1143
2 Metallic and non-metallic Fire check doors- resistance test and performance criteria 14505 72 - -
3 Fire resistance test for structures 14561 72 - -
4 Book Room Doors 14562 72 - -
5 Vault (Strong Room )Doors 11188 72 - -
6 Fire resisting magnetic media protection cabinets 14203 72 - -
7 Fire resisting filing cabinets 14512 72 - -
8 Fire resisting computer media protection Cabinets 11188 155 - -

Fire door during Testing Applied to BIS and UL for
fire testing facility accreditation
Furnace Specifications