BS EN 60695-11-10:2013 - Fire hazard testing. Test flames. 50 W horizontal and vertical flame test methods

BS EN 60695-11-10:2013

Fire hazard testing. Test flames. 50 W horizontal and vertical flame test methods

Status : Current   Published : September 2013



This part of IEC 60695 specifies small-scale laboratory test procedures intended to compare the burning behaviour of different materials used in electrotechnical products when vertically or horizontally oriented test bar specimens are exposed to a small flame ignition source with a nominal thermal power of 50 W. These test methods determine either the linear burning rate or the self-extinguishing properties of materials.

These test methods are applicable to solid and cellular materials that have an apparent density of more than 250 kg/m 3, determined in accordance with ISO 845.

Two test methods are described. Method A is a horizontal burning test and is intended to determine the linear burning rate of materials under specific test conditions. Method B is a vertical burning test and is intended to determine whether materials self-extinguish under specific test conditions.


ISO 9772 [8]1 describes a test method for the determination of the burning characteristics to be used for materials with an apparent density of 250 kg/m 3 or less. ISO 9773 describes a test method for the determination of the burning behaviour to be used for materials that due to their thinness, either distort and/or are burned up to the holding clamp using Method B of this standard.

The test methods described provide classifications (see 8.4 and 9.4), which may be used for quality assurance, the pre-selection of component materials of products, or to verify the required minimum flammability classification of materials used in end products.


Guidance on pre-selection is given in IEC 60695‑1‑30.

This basic safety publication is intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51.

One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of basic safety publications in the preparation of its publications. The requirements, test methods or test conditions of this basic safety publication will not apply unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications.

Standard NumberBS EN 60695-11-10:2013
TitleFire hazard testing. Test flames. 50 W horizontal and vertical flame test methods
Publication Date30 September 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 295, EN ISO 294, EN 60695-11-4, EN ISO 291:2008, EN ISO 9773, EN ISO 293, ISO/IEC Guide 51, ISO 291:2008, IEC 60695-11-4, IEC 60695-4, ISO 16012, EN 60695-4, EN ISO 307, ISO/IEC 13943:2008, ISO 294, ISO 9773, IEC Guide 104, ISO 307, ISO 293, ISO 295
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60695-1-30:2008, IEC 60695-1-11:2010, IEC 60695-11-5:2004, EN 60695-1-10:2010, ISO 1043-1, EN ISO 1043-1, EN 60695-1-11:2010, IEC 60695-1-10:2009, EN 60695-1-30:2008, ISO 9772, IEC 60695-11-20, EN 60695-11-5:2005, EN 60695-11-20, ISO 845, EN ISO 845, ISO 5725-2:1994
ReplacesBS EN 60695-11-10:1999, IEC 60695-11-10:1999
International RelationshipsIEC 60695-11-10:2013/COR1:2014
Amended ByCorrigendum, November 2014
DescriptorsFlammability, Plastics, Flames, Electronic equipment and components, Burning rate, Vertical, Electrical components, Horizontal, Small, Density, Non-metals, Electrical equipment, Test specimens, Solids, Cellular materials, Fire tests, Polymers, Fire-test classifications, Surface spread of flame, Thermal output, Specimen preparation, Precision, Laboratory testing, Test equipment, Burners, Flame propagation, Ignitability, Rated power, Combustion test methods, Classification systems
Title in FrenchEssais relatifs aux risques du feu. Flammes d'essai. Méthodes d'essai horizontal et vertical à la flamme de 50 W
Title in GermanPrüfungen zur Beurteilung der Brandgefahr. Prüfflammen. Prüfverfahren mit eine
ISBN978 0 580 88551 8
File Size807 KB

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