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Textiles, Furniture & Accessories

We carry out the following tests on textiles, furniture and accessories:

Tests according to DIN 4102-1, building material class B1 and B2

Criteria for B1:
a) the mean value of the residual lengths (as per Section 9.1 of DIN 4120-16:1998-05) of each test specimen is at least 15 cm and no specimen exhibits a residual length of 0.
The purpose of testing as per DIN 4102-1: 1998-05, Section 6.1, is to classify building materials (with the exception of floor coverings) on the basis of their fire behaviour. Details will be found in DIN 4102-1: 1998-05, Section 1.2. Testing (see 6.1.3.1) models the burning of an object within a room (e.g. waste paper basket in the corner of a room). With this kind of exposure, the propagation of the flame may not extend significantly beyond the primary fire region; only a limited amount of heat may be released. The fire shaft test, normally conducted using test specimens drawn from four specimens 190 mm wide and 1000 mm in height, is deemed to have been passed if during and after the test:
Testing in the fire testing shaft is described in DIN 4102-16. The fire testing shaft itself is described in DIN 4102-15.

b) the mean smoke temperature does not exceed 200°C in any test.

Passing the B2 Test is the prerequisite for conducting the B1 Test.

 
B2 test as per DIN 4102-1

a) for flame exposure to the edges (specimen dimensions = 90 mm wide x 190 mm long); as per section 6.2.5.2 and

b) also for flame exposure to the surface (specimen dimensions = 90 mm wide x 230 mm long) as per 6.2.5.3 the tip of the flame reaches the measurement mark before the 20th second has elapsed.


The purpose of testing as per DIN 4102-1: 1998-05, Section 6.2, is to classify building materials on the basis of their fire behaviour. Testing (see 6.2.5) replicates loading due to a small, defined flame (match flame). During this exposure the inflammability and flame propagation have to be limited within a certain specified period of time. Details will be found in DIN 4102-1: 1998-05, Section 1.2. The test is deemed to have been passed if, for none of the five specimens

Other Tests

  • DIN EN ISO 6941, Textile fabrics - Burning behaviour - Measurement of flame spread properties of vertically oriented specimens (ISO 6941:2003)
  • Tests according to DIN EN 1021-1; Furniture - Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture - Part 1: Ignition source smouldering cigarette
  • Tests according to DIN EN 1021-2; Furniture - Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture - Part 2: Ignition source match flame equivalent
  • Tests according to DIN EN 597-1; Furniture - Assessment of the ignitability of mattressess and upholstered bed bases - Part 1: Ignition source smouldering cigarette
  • Tests according to DIN EN 597-2; Furniture - Assessment of the ignitability of mattresses and upholstered bed bases - Part 2: Ignition source: match flame equivalent
  • Tests according to DIN EN ISO 12952-1; Textiles - Assessment of the ignitability of bedding items - Part 1: Ignition source: smouldering cigarette (ISO 12952- 1:2010)
  • Tests according to DIN EN ISO 12952-2; Textiles - Assessment of the ignitability of bedding items - Part 2: Igniton source: match-flame equivalent (ISO 12952-2:2010)
  • DIN 5510-2; Preventive fire protection in railway vehicles - Part 2: Fire behaviour and fire side effects of materials and parts - Classification, requirements and test methods [NOTE: DOCUMENT RETURNED]
  • Test for vertically supported textiles and films according to IMO 2010 FTP Code Part 7
  • Fire test of upholstered furniture according to IMO 2010 FTP Code Part 8
  • Test for bedding components according to IMO 2010 FTP Code Part 9
  • DIN EN 2824 and DIN EN 2826, Aviation and aerospace – Fire behaviour of non-metallic materials when exposed to radiant heat and flames – Determining smoke density and the smoke components for materials; testing devices, equipment and resources 

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