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Testing of flame spread according to SS-EN ISO 15025

This method describes the testing of flame spread properties with a small defined flame. The test is performed on flexible materials such as textiles, coated textiles and leather.

The method is primarily used for materials for protective clothing.

Cause

The purpose of this method is to evaluate the fire properties of materials.

Materials that are included in protective clothing and work wear that come into contact with fire / flames must not ignite and burn. The method intends to evaluate the flame spread properties of the tested material. Thus, unsuitable materials can be identified.

Method

Ignition is carried out for 10 seconds with a small gas flame against the surface or bottom edge of the material.

The flame spread properties of the material are recorded, such as burning time, glowing time, burning or molten debris, hole formation and if flames reach the edges of the test specimen.

Testing is often performed both before and after washing.

Several product standards used for CE labelling refers to this method i.e. SS-EN ISO 14116.

Deliveries

One report in Swedish or English with obtained results.

Ordering

Please order via contact persons listed below.

Facts

Service

Protective clothing – Protection against flame – Method of test for limited flame spread

Innovation area

Testing, Textile

Standards

SS-EN ISO 15025

SS-EN ISO 14116 (6.1)

Price

Price on tender

Delivery time

Normal delivery time is 5-10 working days. A more accurate delivery time is stated in the order confirmation which is sent after received order and test material.

Preparations

No preparation needed

Ann Stare

Contact person

Ann Stare

Textilingenjör

+46 10 228 47 85
ann.stare@ri.se

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Ingegerd Hartmann

Contact person

Ingegerd Hartmann

Forskare

+46 10 228 47 86
ingegerd.hartmann@ri.se

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