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Fire test laboratory
We subject your product to the required fire testing.

We test your engineering samples, prototypes, and series products according to national and international standards and regulations in our fire test laboratory, which is accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005.Your vehicle components and materials are tested for ignitability, heat resistance, flame development, burning behaviour, heat release, fuel gas development and toxicity.

brandlabor-sitzWe conduct fire testing for the construction and electrical industry and on materials, small components, and component sections for railway vehicles, automobiles, and ships.

Examples are fire testing of seats, interior materials, building materials, and ignitability testing of furniture, bedding items, and other textiles. Our services include the determination of toxic gases and the testing of smoke production in plastics.

For testing of materials and components in railway vehicles

DIN 5510-2
2009-05

Preventive fire protection in railway vehicles – Part 2: Fire behaviour and fire side effects of materials and parts – Classification, requirements and test methods

Testing of seats in railways for public transportation
Determining the fire behaviour with a paper cushion

Annex C: Determining the toxicity of fire effluents

DIN EN 45545-2
2016-02

Railway applications – Fire protection on railway vehicles – Part 2: Requirements for fire behaviour of materials and components

Annex B: Fire test method for seating

Annex C: Testing methods for determination of toxic gases from railway products

DIN 54341
1988-01
Testing of seats in railways for public traffic; determination of burning behaviour with a paper pillow ignition source
DIN 54837
2007-12
Testing of materials, small components and component sections for rail vehicles
Determination of burning behaviour using a gas burner
DIN 53438-1
1984-06
Testing of combustible materials; response to ignition by a small flame; general data
DIN 53438-2
1984-06
Testing of combustible materials; response to ignition by a small flame; edge ignition
DIN 53438-3
1984-06
Testing of combustible materials; response to ignition by a small flame; surface ignition
DIN EN 1021-1
2014-10
Furniture – Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture – Part 1: Ignition source smouldering cigarette
DIN EN 1021-2
2014-10
Furniture – Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture – Part 2: Ignition source match flame equivalent
DIN EN ISO 4589-2
2006-06
Plastics – Determination of burning behaviour by oxygen index – Part 2: Ambient-temperature test
DIN EN 60695-2-11
VDE 0471-2-11
2014-11
Fire hazard testing – Part 2-11: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods – Glow-wire flammability test method for end-products (GWEPT)
DIN EN 60695-11-10
VDE 0471-11-10
2014-10
Fire hazard testing – Part 11-10: Test flames – 50 W horizontal and vertical flame test methods
DIN EN ISO 1182
2010-10
Reaction to fire tests for products – Non-combustibility test
DIN EN ISO 1716
2010-11
Reaction to fire tests for products – Determination of the gross heat of combustion (calorific value)
DIN EN ISO 12952-2
2011-01
Textiles – Assessment of the ignitability of bedding items – Part 2: Ignition source: match-flame equivalent
DIN EN ISO 5659-2
2013-03
Plastics – Smoke generation – Part 2: Determination of optical density by a single-chamber test
DIN EN ISO 9239-1
2010-11
Reaction to fire tests for floorings – Part 1: Determination of the burning behaviour using a radiant heat source
ISO 5658-2
2006-09
Reaction to fire tests – Spread of flame – Part 2: Lateral spread on building and transport products in vertical configuration
ISO 5660-1
2015-03
Reaction to fire tests – Heat release, smoke production and mass loss rate – Part 1: Heat release rate (cone calorimeter method) and smoke production rate (dynamic measurement)
DIN EN ISO 11925-2
2011-02
Reaction to fire tests – Ignitability of products subjected to direct impingement of flame – Part 2: Single-flame source test
ISO/TR 9705-2
2001-05
Reaction-to-fire tests – Full-scale room tests for surface products – Part 2: Technical background and guidance


For fire testing of railway vehicles according to UIC

UIC 564-2 Appendix 4
1991-01
Test method for determining the fire-resistance of rigid non-thermoplastic materials
UIC 564-2 Appendix 5
1991-01
Test method for determining the fire-resistance of coated uncoated textiles
UIC 564-2 Appendix 6
1991-01
Test method for determining the fire-resistance of rubber door and window seals
UIC 564-2 Appendix 7
1991-01
Test method for determining the fire-resistance of materials by measuring the oxygen number
UIC 564-2 Appendix 8
1991-01
Test method for determining the fire-resistance of foam materials
UIC 564-2 Appendix 10
1991-01
Test method for determining the fire-resistance of interconnecting gangway rubber flanges
UIC 564-2 Appendix 11
1991-01
Test method for determining the fire-resistance of rigid thermoplastic materials
UIC 564-2 Appendix 12
1991-01
Test method for determining the fire-resistance of floor coverings
UIC 564-2 Appendix 13
1991-01
Test method for determining the fire-resistance of seats
UIC 564-2 Appendix 15
1991-01
Test method for determining deterioration of visibility due to smoke released on combustion of materials

 


For testing of electrical engineering plastics and materials

DIN EN ISO 4589-2
2006-06
Plastics – Determination of burning behaviour by oxygen index – Part 2: Ambient-temperature test
DIN EN 60695-2-10
VDE 0471-2-10
2014-04
Fire hazard testing – Part 2-10: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods – Glow-wire apparatus and common test procedure
DIN EN 60695-2-11
VDE 0471-2-11
2014-11
Fire hazard testing – Part 2-11: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods – Glow-wire flammability test method for end-products (GWEPT)
DIN EN 60695-2-12
VDE 0471-2-12
2015-01
Fire hazard testing – Part 2-12: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods – Glow-wire flammability index (GWFI) test method for materials
DIN EN 60695-2-13
VDE 0471-2-13
2015-01
Fire hazard testing – Part 2-13: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods – Glow-wire ignition temperature (GWIT) test method for materials
DIN EN 60695-11-3
VDE 0471-11-3
2014-10
Fire hazard testing – Part 11-3: Test flames – 500‑W flames – Apparatus and confirmational test methods
DIN EN 60695-11-4
VDE 0471-11-4
2013-05
Fire hazard testing – Part 11-4: Test flames – 50 W flame – Apparatus and confirmational test method
DIN EN 60695-11-5
VDE 0471-11-5
2005-11
Fire hazard testing – Part 11-5: Test flames – Needle-flame test method – Apparatus, confirmatory test arrangement and guidance
DIN EN 60695-11-10
VDE 0471-11-10
2014-10
Fire hazard testing – Part 11-10: Test flames – 50 W horizontal and vertical flame test methods
DIN EN 60695-11-20
VDE 0471-11-20
2016-04
Fire hazard testing – Part 11-20: Test flames – 500 W flame test methods
DIN EN ISO 9773
2004-02
Plastics – Determination of burning behaviour of thin flexible vertical specimens in contact with a small-flame ignition source
ISO 9772
2012-09
Cellular plastics – Determination of horizontal burning characteristics of small specimens subjected to a small flame


For testing of mattresses, upholstered furniture, and textiles

DIN EN 597-1
2016-03
Furniture – Assessment of the ignitability of mattresses and upholstered
bed bases
Part 1: Ignition source smouldering cigarette
DIN EN 597-2
2016-03
Furniture – Assessment of the ignitability of mattresses and upholstered
bed bases
Part 2: Ignition source: match flame equivalent
DIN EN ISO 12952-1
2011-01
Textiles – Assessment of the ignitability of bedding items –
Part 1: Ignition source smouldering cigarette
DIN EN ISO 12952-2
2011-01
Textiles – Assessment of the ignitability of bedding items –
Part 2: Ignition source: match-flame equivalent
DIN EN 1021-1
2014-10
Furniture – Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture – Part 1
Ignition source smouldering cigarette
DIN EN 1021-2
2014-10
Furniture – Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture – Part 2: Ignition source match flame equivalent


For testing of materials and components in motor vehicles

DIN 75200
1980-09
Determination of burning behaviour of interior materials in motor vehicles
ISO 3795
1989-10
Road vehicles, and tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry – Determination of burning behaviour of interior materials
FMVSS 302
2013-10
Standard No. 302; Flammability of interior material
RL 95/28/EC *
1995-10
Directive 95/28/EC of the European parliament and of the council of 24 October 1995 relating to the burning behaviour of materials used in the interior construction of certain categories of motor vehicle
Annex IV: Test to determine the horizontal burning rate of materials
Annex V: Test to determine the melting behaviour of materials
Annex VI: Test to determine the vertical burning rate of materials
ECE R 118 *
2015-04
Burning behaviour of materials used in the construction of certain categories of motor vehicles
Appendix 6 – Tests to determine the horizontal burning rate of materials
Appendix 7 – Tests to determine the melting behaviour of materials
Appendix 8 – Tests to determine the vertical burning rate of materials

* we are designated as technical service category A by the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (German Federal Motor Transport Authority) for these tests;
certificate of designation KBA-P 00104-18


For testing of materials and components in ships

IMO 2010 FTP Code Annex 1 Part 1
IMO Resolution MSC.307(88)
2010-12
Non-combustibility test
IMO 2010 FTP Code Annex 1 Part 2
IMO Resolution MSC.307(88)
2010-12
Smoke and Toxicity test
IMO 2010 FTP Code Annex 1 Part 5
IMO Resolution MSC.307(88)
2010-12
Test for surface flammability
(Test for surface materials and primary deck coverings)
IMO 2010 FTP Code Annex 1 Part 7
IMO Resolution MSC.307(88)
2010-12
Test for vertically supported textiles and films
Except for appendix 3 – Cleaning and weathering procedures
IMO 2010 FTP Code Annex 1 Part 8
IMO Resolution MSC.307(88)
2010-12
Test for upholstered furniture
IMO 2010 FTP Code Annex 1 Part 9
IMO Resolution MSC.307(88)
2010-12
Test for bedding components
Except for cleaning and weathering procedures according to point 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3
IMO 2010 FTP Code Annex 1
Part 10, Appendix 2
IMO Resolution MSC.307(88)
2010-12
Fire Test Procedures for Heat Release, Smoke Emission and Mass Loss Rate for Materials used for furniture and
other Components of High-Speed Craft
DIN EN ISO 1716
2010-11
Reaction to fire tests for products – Determination of the gross heat of combustion (calorific value)


For testing of building materials and building components in construction engineering*

DIN EN 13501-1
2010-01
Fire classification of construction products and building elements – Part 1: Classification using data from reaction to fire tests
DIN 4102-1
1998-05
Fire behaviour of building materials and building components – Part 1: Building materials; concepts, requirements and tests
DIN 4102-14
1990-05
Fire behaviour of building materials and elements; determination of the burning behaviour of floor covering systems using a radiant heat source
DIN EN ISO 9239-1
2010-11
Reaction to fire tests for floorings – Part 1: Determination of the burning behaviour using a radiant heat source
DIN EN ISO 1182
2010-10
Reaction to fire tests for products – Non-combustibility test
DIN EN ISO 1716
2010-11
Reaction to fire tests for products – Determination of the gross heat of combustion (calorific value)
DIN EN ISO 11925-2
2011-02
Reaction to fire tests – Ignitability of products subjected to direct impingement of flame – Part 2: Single-flame source test

* we are not notified by the German Institute for Structural Engineering


For fire testing according to GOST

GOST 12.1.-044-89Point 4.3. Method of experimental determination of group for hard-to-ignite and combustible solid substances and materials
Point 4.14 Method for experimental determination of plastic oxygen index
Point 4.19 Method for experimental determination of index of flame spreading


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Fire testing and special experiments according to customer requirements

Our extensive collection of testing equipment and our expertise in developing testing methods allows us to provide you with individualized support that goes beyond the requirements of the relevant standards. Examples include the determination of luggage fire load in vehicles and of the fire resistance of ceiling fixtures.

Examples of tailored testing

  • Fire testing of models and replicas
  • Fire testing of compartment sections
  • Fire testing of seating
  • Indicative fire testing of components and materials
  • Testing method development
  • Burning behaviour according to specific climatic preconditioning
  • Burning behaviour according to an endurance load
  • Series of experiments during development

Do you have concrete requirements or a general question about these issues?

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