Auto-Out Venthood Testing



More about SwRI: From the SwRI website, “The dedicated research of the SwRI Fire Technology Department has contributed to the development of its worldwide reputation as a center of excellence for fire research and testing. We provide high-quality and timely services to evaluate and mitigate fire- and explosion-related hazards for our clients.” The Fire Technology Department at SwRI has received accreditation from the NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. in accordance with ISO 9001:2008.


The Importance of Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Testing: SwRI is also recognized by OSHA’s (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).  Organizations, such as SwRI, that are recognized as NRTL’s signify that the organization has met the necessary qualifications specified in the regulations for the Program. The NRTL determines that specific equipment and materials (“products”) meet consensus-based standards of safety. For a current list of NRTL’s, click here.


Auto-Out® has been tested by Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the United States. Specifically, testing for Auto-Out® was performed by SwRI’s Fire Technology Department, recognized as one of the most experienced fire research laboratories in the country.  SwRI measured the performance of Auto-Out in a mock residential kitchen setting with a standard stove and venthood, testing Auto-Out on both the front and back burners. Please email us if you would like a copy of our testing report.