BS EN 60695-10-2:2014 - Fire hazard testing. Abnormal heat. Ball pressure test method

BS EN 60695-10-2:2014

Fire hazard testing. Abnormal heat. Ball pressure test method

Status : Current   Published : June 2014
Conformity to regulation : Designated



IEC 60695-10-2:2014 specifies the ball pressure test as a method for evaluating the softening temperature and accelerated material flow under load of polymeric materials and parts of end products in their ability to resist abnormal heat. It is applicable to the materials used in electrotechnical equipment, subassemblies and components, and to solid electrical insulating materials except ceramics. The Ball Pressure test method is not appropriate for certain elastomers, foamed materials, and other materials that tend to be soft at room temperature. Product Committees are encouraged to evaluate these materials using other methods such as IEC 60695-10-3. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition of IEC 60695-10-2 published in 2003. It constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows:

- The addition of an introduction introduces the user to the basic guidance documents published by TC 89,

- Addition of a reference to IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51 in the Scope,

- Additional relevant Terms and Definitions in new Clause 3,

- 5.2: Additional requirements to the test specimen support at the suggestion of IECEE-CTL to improve reproducibility,

- 5.3: Clarification of heating oven requirements at the suggestion of IECEE-CTL to improve reproducibility,

- 5.4: Specification of minimum resolution consistent with method requirements for optical measurement instrument,

- New Test Procedure in Clauses 6 and 8 which introduces separate methods for End Product proof testing (Method A) and material performance testing (Method B) and

- Updated Clause 11 Test Report to be consistent with other IEC 60695 documents.

It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with

IEC Guide 104

and ISO/IEC Guide 51. Key words: Abnormal heat, Ball pressure test method, Fire hazard

Standard NumberBS EN 60695-10-2:2014
TitleFire hazard testing. Abnormal heat. Ball pressure test method
Publication Date30 June 2014
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 293, IEC Guide 104, ISO 295, EN ISO 13943:2010, EN ISO 295, EN ISO 293, EN 60216-4-1, EN ISO 294, ISO/IEC 13943:2008, ISO/IEC Guide 51, IEC 60216-4-1, ISO 294, ISO 3290-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 60695-1-11, EN ISO 306, IEC 60695-10-3, EN 60695-1-10, EN 60695-4:2012, IEC 60695-1-10, IEC 60695-4:2012, EN 60695-10-3, IEC 60695-1-11, ISO 306
ReplacesBS EN 60695-10-2:2003
International RelationshipsEN 60695-10-2:2014,IEC 60695-10-2:2014
Draft Superseded By12/30230305 DC
DescriptorsFire tests, Thermal resistance, Ignitability, Electrical components, Electrical equipment, Flammability, Non-metals, Heating tests, Electronic equipment and components, Heat, Thermal testing
Title in FrenchEssais relatifs aux risques du feu. Chaleurs anormales. Essai à la bille
Title in GermanPrüfungen zur Beurteilung der Brandgefahr. Unübliche Wärme. Kugeldruckprüfung
ISBN978 0 580 72008 6
File Size1.175 MB

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