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Heat release test under selected heat flux and ventilation conditions. Choose or develop a test for heat release rate

Heat release test under selected heat flux and ventilation conditions. Choose or develop a test for heat release rate

The reference standards for the verification of the amount of heat released by a material are:

IEC 60695-8-1 “Fire hazard testing - Part 8-1: Heat release - General guidance”

IEC TR 60695-8-2 “Fire hazard testing - Part 8-2: Heat release - Summary and relevance of test methods”

ISO 5660 "Reaction to fire tests - Heat release, smoke production and mass loss rate"

ASTM E1354 "Standard test method for heat and visible smoke release rates for materials and products using an oxygen consumption calorimeter".

Some tests on end products such as for example the test for the electric cables defined by the FIPEC method (inside the Construction Products Directives) and the "Room corner test" allow to achieve important information on the heat release in situations similar to the real applications.