|Document ID (ISN)||58604|
|Convention or series no.
||Fire hazard testing. Part 2: Test methods. Section 1: Glow-wire test and guidance
||Essais relatifs aux risques du feu. Partie 2: Méthodes d'essai. Section 1: Essai au fil incandescent et guide [in French]|
||International Electrotechnical Commission, 3 rue de Varembé, 1211 Genève 20, Switzerland, 2nd ed., Oct. 1991. 25p. Illus.
||This standard specifies a glow-wire test to simulate the effect of thermal stresses which may be produced by heat sources such as glowing elements or overloaded resistors in order to assess the resulting fire hazard. It is applicable to electrotechnical equipment, sub-assemblies and components, and to solid electrical insulating materials or other combustible materials. The specimen is brought into contact with a wire heated to 550-960°C for 30s and is considered to have passed the test if it does not ignite or remain glowing for 30s after removal of the wire. The choice of filament temperature depends on the conditions under which the tested article will operate, and on the possible consequences of failure.
||IEC; fire prevention; electrical equipment; flammability testing
||description of equipment; standard; description of technique; replaced
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards