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IEC 60332-2-1 vertical burn test

Interscience Fire Laboratory provides quality testing from its UKAS approved Gosport laboratory

Euro classification of cables to the CPR will be done in accordance with EN 13501-6. This European Standard provides the reaction to fire classification procedure for electric cables. For the purpose of this European Standard the term "electric cables" covers all power, control and communication cables, including optical fibre cables.

Interscience has an accredited comprehensive cable testing facility and offers these tests:

  • EN 60332-1-2Tests on electric and optical fibre cables under fire conditions —Part 1-2: Test for vertical flame propagation for a single insulated wire or cable — Procedure for 1 kW pre-mixed flame
  • EN 50399: 2011 Common test methods for cables under fire conditions -Heat release and smoke production measurement on cables during flame spread test - Test apparatus, procedures, results
  • EN 61034-2: 2005 Measurement of smoke density of cables burning under Defined conditions —Part 2: Test procedure and requirements
  • EN 50267-2-3: Common Test Methods for Cables Under Fire Conditions - Tests on Gases Evolved During Combustion of Materials From Cables - Part 2-3: Procedures - Determination of Degree of Acidity of Gases for Cables by Determination of the Weighted Average of pH and Conductivity
  • Rapid turn round from receipt of samples
  • State of the art analytical facilities for toxic gas measurement
  • Wide scope of accredited fire test specifications
  • Cost effective testing service
Additional capabilities include:
  • Gas analysis including FTIR
  • Railway testing to EN 45545-2, BS 6853, and LUL requirements
  • UK MoD fire test requirements

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