Providing Combustion Test Services
for Over 35 Years

The Combustion Research Center (CRC), based in Marlborough, MA, is an independent laboratory specializing in the testing of combustible dusts, liquids and gases. For over 35 years, we have provided a wide variety of testing in accordance with the requirements of recognized standards organizations including ASTM, OSHA, US DOT and UN. Our test results enable our customers to evaluate the explosibility and combustion properties of their materials, which is the first step in designing a suitable explosion protection solution.

The CRC is part of the HOERBIGER Safety Solutions group which is the world’s largest and most experienced provider of explosion protection solutions for the process industries. In addition to the CRC, our global group includes IEP Technologies (explosion protection systems and solutions), Newson Gale (static grounding protection) and BRILEX (passive explosion protection products). 

Why choose us?


Over the years and across the globe, we’ve tested an extensive range of materials that can pose explosion risks to your processes. Whether your business is pharmaceuticals, food production, petrochemical or metals processing, we have practical experience in providing reliable test data that will enable you to make an informed decision on explosion protection options. 


We provide our expert test services at competitive prices with fast delivery. Before you invest in costly explosion protection approaches, we can determine the explosive and combustion properties of your material. This will provide you with the information needed to help determine your risk.

Personal Attention.

From the moment you contact us, you will be in the capable hands of an experienced CRC Project Manager who will provide you with assistance and information throughout the entire testing process. We can help you determine which tests are best suited to your needs and provide you with guidance every step of the way. 

Ready to take the next step? Contact the CRC to discuss your testing needs. 

Call us at 508.429.3190 or contact us via e-mail at