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Fire testing of wheelchair postural supports according to ISO 7176-16

ISO 7176-16: Wheelchairs – Part 16: Resistance to ignition of postural support devices

Cause

The standard is used to assess the ignitability of material combinations, such as covers and fillings used in postural supports for wheelchairs, when subjected to a match flame equivalent as ignition source.

The test method only evaluate the ignitability of upholstery combinations. To evaluate the burning behaviour, the wheelchair needs to be tested in full scale with larger ignition sources.

Method

The test takes place in a test cabinet with calibrated airflow. Combinations of upholstery and padding materials used in wheelchair postural supports are tested. The postural support is tested either vertically or horizontally depending on how it is mounted on the wheelchair. Depending on the size of the postural support, either the final product or the material combination is tested. Regardless, a steel test rig is used when testing. The gas flame is applied centered and at a 45 degree angle to the surface of the postural support.

The gas flame is removed after 20 s application. Any flames must self-extinguish in the product within 120 seconds and the damaged surface area must stay within certain limits.

Deliveries

A test report, in Swedish or English, is deliverd with the test results after testing.

Ordering

Before testing we ask you to complete the ”Order Specification form” and send this together with your order. Also attach product and safety data sheets when possible.


Facts

Service

Fire testing of wheelchair postural supports according to ISO 7176-16

Innovation area

Fire safety, Construction, Risk and safety, Built environment, Textile

Delivery level

Accredited

Price

Price on tender

Preparations

Materialåtgång för en fullständig provning:

  • 2 pieces: End-use postural support larger than 30 mm x 150 mm but smaller than 150 mm x 450 mm (vertical support) och 150 mm x 300 mm (horisontal support).
  • 2 pieces of each material in the postural support with dimensions 150 mm x 450 mm (vertical support) och 150 mm x 300 mm (horisontal support).

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