Did you know? Our fire laboratory tests rail vehicle products for the North American market according to ASTM and NFPA
Products that are to be exported to or placed in the North American market are subject to local laws and regulations. We support you with this.
We are accredited by DAkkS for 12 ASTM test methods. These include, for example, ASTM E162 (flame spread), ASTM E662 (smoke development) and many more. We test your rail vehicle products according to the requirements of NFPA 130 “Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems” – the American counterpart to the European rail vehicle standard EN 45545. NFPA is the National Fire Protection Association, it publishes more than 300 consensus codes and standards that are designed to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.
Overview of our accredited ASTM test methods:
|ASTM E1317 2019||Standard Test Method for Flammability of Surface Finishes|
|ASTM E662 2019||Standard Test Method for Specific Optical Density of Smoke Generated by Solid Materials|
|ASTM E162 2016||Standard Test Method for Surface Flammability of Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source|
|ASTM D3675 2021||Standard Test Method for Surface Flammability of Flexible Cellular Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source|
|ASTM E648 2019||Standard Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor-Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source|
|NFPA 253 2019||Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source|
|ASTM E970 2017||Standard Test Method for Critical Radiant Flux of Exposed Attic Floor Insulation Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source|
|ASTM C1166 2021||Standard Test Method for Flame Propagation of Dense and Cellular Elastomeric Gaskets and Accessories|
|ASTM D2863 2019||Standard Test Method for Measuring the Minimum Oxygen Concentration to Support Candle-Like Combustion of Plastics (Oxygen Index)|
If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact our fire laboratory:
Phone: +49 (0)3302 49982 60