BS ISO 10840:2008 - Plastics. Guidance for the use of standard fire tests – BSI British Standards

BS ISO 10840:2008

Plastics. Guidance for the use of standard fire tests

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : February 2009

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BS ISO 10840:2008 Plastics. Guidance for the use of standard fire tests

BS ISO 10840 covers the following aspects of fire testing of plastics materials and products:

• Selection of appropriate tests that reflect realistic end-use conditions
• Grouping of the reaction-to-fire characteristics that any given test or tests can measure
• Assessment of tests as to their relevance in areas such as material characterization, quality control, pre-selection, end-product testing, environmental profiling and DfE (Design for the Environment)
• Definition of potential problems that may arise when plastics are tested in standard fire tests.

BS ISO 10840 does not cover the development or design of new fire tests for plastics. However, the flexibility of approach that is indicated with respect to the mounting and fixing of test specimens will be valuable when fire-testing laboratories and certification bodies are considering how to evaluate ranges of plastics that are used in different ways.

Contents of BS ISO 10840:

• Foreword
• Introduction
• Scope
• Normative references
• Terms and definitions.
• Enclosure fire scenarios
• General
• Initiation and early growth
• Development of fire
• Fully developed fire
• Decay
• Categories of fire test
• Material characterization tests
• Quality-control tests
• Pre-selection tests
• End-product tests
• Important considerations in the fire testing of plastics materials and products
• Influence of the chemical or physical nature of the test specimen
• Thermal-decomposition products
• Problems posed by specimen decomposition
• Health, safety and local environmental considerations
• Specimen size and geometry
• Characteristics of ignition sources
• Sample and test specimen preparation and conditioning
• Operating procedures in the event of specimen collapse or deformation
• Complications caused by melting effects in thermoplastics
• Advantages and disadvantages of scale in fire tests
• Influence of test apparatus design on the applicability of test data
• Calibration of the test apparatus and attainable precision
• Uncertainty associated with fire test measurements
• Potentially problematical specimen behaviour
• Tests developed for materials other than plastics
• Shrinking
• Bubbling
• Intumescence
• Extinguishing of pilot flames by highly flame retarded plastics
• Slumping of thermoplastic sheets
• Detection of flaming drips
• Edge effects
• Profiled products
• End-use-relevant preparation of test specimens
• Environmental-impact assessment
• Bibliography




Standard NumberBS ISO 10840:2008
TitlePlastics. Guidance for the use of standard fire tests
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date28 February 2009
Confirm Date22 November 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 13823:2002, ISO 390, EN 520, ISO 13943:2008, EN 312, ISO 1887, EN 13238
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 15025, ISO 21367, ISO 5660-4, ISO 10062, IEC 60332-2-2, ISO/TS 19700, ISO 8030, ISO/TS 5658-1, ISO 11907-4, ISO/TR 834-3, IEC 60332-1-2, ISO 9772, ISO 11907-3, ISO/TR 5659-3, ISO 14934, IEC 60695-4, ISO/TR 5924, ISO 14696, ISO 12952-1, ISO/TR 13387-5, ISO 9224, ISO 15027-3, IEC/TS 60695-5-3, ISO 9239-1, IEC 60695-5-1, ISO 8124-2, ISO 18906, ISO 11925-3, ISO 5658-2, ISO 9226, ISO 5660-2, ISO 16312-1, ISO 11907-2, ISO 12952-3, ISO 13927, IEC 60332-3, ISO/TR 16312-2, ISO 9225, ASTM E 662, ISO 11907-1, ISO 7176-16, IEC 60695-11-10, ISO 12952-4, IEC/TS 60695-5-2, IEC/TS 60695-7-50, ISO 12992:2017, ISO 3008, ISO 5657, ISO/IEC Guide 98-3:2008, ISO 4589-1:2017, ISO 4589-2:2017, ISO 3582, ISO 1716, ISO 6940, ISO/TR 10093:2017, ISO 4589-3:2017, ISO 5659-2:2017, ISO 6941, ISO 11925-2, ISO 1182, ISO 340, IEC 61034-2, ISO 871, ISO 9705, ISO/TR 13387-4, BS 7982, IEC 60695-11-20, ISO 24473, ISO 11845, ISO 9773, ISO 5659-1, ISO 5660-1:2002, ISO 13774, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 834-1, ISO/TR 5660-3, ISO/TR 11925-1, ISO 12952-2, ISO 9223
ReplacesBS ISO 10840:2003
International RelationshipsISO 10840:2008
Draft Superseded By06/30151267 DC
DescriptorsBurning behaviour, Ignitability, Fire tests, Plastics, Combustion, Combustion products, Test specimens, Smoke, Testing conditions
ICS13.220.40
83.080.01
Title in FrenchPlastiques. Lignes directrices pour l'utilisation d'essais au feu normalisés
Title in GermanKunststoffe. Leitfaden für die Anwendung von Feuerprüfungen
CommitteePRI/26
ISBN978 0 580 57108 4
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages40
File Size392 KB
Price£214.00


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