BS EN 60695-8-1:2017 Fire hazard testing. Heat release. General guidance

BS EN 60695-8-1:2017

Fire hazard testing. Heat release. General guidance

Status : Current, Under review   Published : February 2017



What is this standard about? 

BS EN 60695-8-1 is a revised technical document, providing guidance on the measurement and interpretation of heat release from electro-technical products and materials from which they are constructed.

Who is this standard for?

  • Technical committees
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of electro-technical products
  • The fire testing industry
  • Health and safety personnel 

Why should you use this standard? 

In the design of any electro-technical product, the risk of fire and the potential hazards associated with fire need to be considered, taking into account the component circuit and equipment design as well as the choice of materials.

One of the most important measurements in fire testing is of heat release – it is used as an important factor in determining fire hazard when considering the parameters in fire safety engineering calculations. BS EN 60695-8-1 specifies current recommendations. It covers the principles of determining heat release and the parameters used to report heat release data. 

What’s changed since the last update?

BS EN 60695-8-1 has been systematically reviewed by experts to ensure its continued market relevance and contains the following significant technical changes:

  • A modified introduction
  • Reference to IEC 60695-1-12
  • Revised terms and definitions
  • Mandatory statements in a new sub clause 6.5

Standard NumberBS EN 60695-8-1:2017
TitleFire hazard testing. Heat release. General guidance
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date28 February 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC Guide 104, ISO/IEC Guide 51, EN ISO 13943:2010, ISO 13943:2008, FprEN 60695-8-2, IEC 60695-8-2, EN 60695-4:2012, IEC 60695-4:2012
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 60695-1-11, IEC 60296:2012, EN 60296:2012, EN 60867:1994, EN ISO 13927, EN 50289-4-11, IEC 61099:2010, IEC 60695-1-10, IEC 60695-1-12, EN 60695-1-10, EN ISO 1716, ASTM D7309, EN 60836:2015, ISO 13927, IEC 60695-1-11, EN 60695-1-12, EN 13823, EN 61099:2010, EN 45545-2, BSI DD 246, ISO 5660-1, ISO 1716, IEC 60867:1993, IEC 60836:2015
ReplacesBS EN 60695-8-1:2008
International RelationshipsEN 60695-8-1:2017,IEC 60695-8-1:2016
DescriptorsElectrical components, Heat of combustion, Flammability, Electrical equipment, Fire tests, Ignitability, Electronic equipment and components, Thermal output, Heat
Title in FrenchEssais relatifs aux risques du feu. Dégagement de chaleur. Guide général
Title in GermanPrüfungen zur Beurteilung der Brandgefahr. Wärmefreisetzung. Allgemeiner Leitfaden
ISBN978 0 580 89870 9
File Size2.122 MB

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