BS EN 60695-7-1:2010 - Fire hazard testing. Toxicity of fire effluent. General guidance

BS EN 60695-7-1:2010

Fire hazard testing. Toxicity of fire effluent. General guidance

Status : Current   Published : August 2010



IEC 60695-7-1:2010 provides guidance on the factors which affect the toxic hazard from fires involving electrotechnical products, and provides information on the methodologies recommended by ISO TC 92 (SC 3) for estimating and reducing the toxic hazard from fires, as expressed in ISO 19706, ISO 13344 and ISO 13571. There is no single test to realistically assess toxic hazard in fires. Small-scale toxic potency tests are not capable on their own of assessing the toxic hazard in fires. Current toxicity tests attempt to measure the toxic potency of a laboratory generated fire effluent. Toxic potency should not be confused with toxic hazard. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows:

- minor editorial and technical changes throughout;

- references to the ISO 9122 series have been deleted and the text throughout has been updated;

- definitions have been updated in accordance with ISO/IEC 13943:2008;

- dispersal volume is stated to be an important parameter in the assessment of toxic hazard;

- table 2 has been updated;

- figures 1 and 2 have both been updated.

It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with

IEC Guide 104

and ISO/IEC Guide 51.

This publication is to be read in conjunction with

IEC 60695-7-2:2002


Standard NumberBS EN 60695-7-1:2010
TitleFire hazard testing. Toxicity of fire effluent. General guidance
Publication Date31 August 2010
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 13344:2004, IEC 60695-7-3, ISO 19703:2005, ISO 19702, ISO 16312-1, ISO 13943:2008, ISO 19706:2007, ISO/IEC Guide 51:1999, ISO 13571:2007, ISO/TR 16312-2, IEC 60695-7-2, EN ISO 13943, ISO 19701, EN 60695-7-3, EN 60695-7-2, IEC Guide 104:1997
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 60695-7-1:2004
International RelationshipsEN 60695-7-1:2010,IEC 60695-7-1:2010
Draft Superseded By10/30198657 DC
DescriptorsFire effluents, Fire safety, Ignitability, Electrical components, Toxicity, Electrical equipment, Accident prevention, Combustion products, Fire tests, Electronic equipment and components, Flammability, Fire risks, Toxic materials, Safety measures
Title in FrenchEssais relatifs aux risques du feu. Toxicité des effluents du feu. Lignes directrices générales
Title in GermanPrüfungen zur Beurteilung der Brandgefahr. Toxizität von Rauch und/oder Brandgasen. Allgemeiner Leitfaden
ISBN978 0 580 66775 6
File Size0.999 MB

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