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Document ID (ISN)58604
CIS number 92-1323
Year 1991
Convention or series no. CEI 695-2-1:1991 IEC 695-2-1:1991
Title Fire hazard testing. Part 2: Test methods. Section 1: Glow-wire test and guidance
Original title Essais relatifs aux risques du feu. Partie 2: Méthodes d'essai. Section 1: Essai au fil incandescent et guide [in French]
Bibliographic information International Electrotechnical Commission, 3 rue de Varembé, 1211 Genève 20, Switzerland, 2nd ed., Oct. 1991. 25p. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) IEC; fire prevention; electrical equipment; flammability testing
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; standard; description of technique; replaced
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires