FLAMMABILITY TESTING

Flammability test is conducted to understand the flame-resistant properties of plastic materials used in electrical devices. Deterioration of these parts may cause failure of the appliances. Glow wire test and needle flame test are two important tests for the material flammability.

  1. GLOW WIRE
  2. NEEDLE FLAME

APPLICABLE STANDARDS

  • IEC 60695-2-10: Glow-wire apparatus and common test procedure
  • IEC 60695-2-11: Glow-wire flammability test method for end products (GWEPT)
  • IEC 60695-2-12: Glow-wire flammability index (GWFI) test method for materials
  • IEC 60695-2-13: Glow-wire ignition temperature (GWIT) test method for materials
  • IEC 60695-11-2:2017 – Fire hazard testing – Part 11-2: Test flames – 1 kW pre-mixed flame
  • IEC 60695-11-5:2016 – Fire hazard testing – Part 11-5: Test flames – Needle-flame test method