CEI - Comitato Elettrotecnico Italiano



Conduct fire resistance to fire tests

If the characteristics of the resistance to fire of an end product have to be verified - retaining its functionality during a fire, not all the small-scale tests are able to provide complete data.

The Technical Product Committees know the purposes and therefore the requirements of a specific component / end product and can define simulations of the real product functioning. For example, for electric cables, the Italian standard CEI 20-36 "Resistance test of electric cables" is quoted.

The product performance, in relation to the identified scenario, will be declared by the manufacturer and vill be found in the product sheet or label "warning for use".

In this way, it is possible to provide important indications for the calculation of the fire risk (FHA).