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Reference EN 60695-11-20:1999/A1:2003
Title Fire hazard testing - Part 11-20: Test flames - 500 W flame test methods
Project Number 15032
Abstract/Scope Specifies a small-scale laboratory screening procedure for comparing the relative burning behaviour of specimens made from plastics and other non-metallic materials, as well as their resistance to burn-through when exposed to a flame ignition source of 500 W nominal power. This method is applicable to both solid materials and cellular plastic materials having an apparent density of 250 kg/m3 or greater when determined in accordance with ISO 845. It does not apply to thin materials that shrink away from the applied flame without igniting, for which ISO 9773 should be used. The test method described is intended to characterize material performance, for example for quality-control purposes, and is not intended to assess the behaviour to fire of building materials or furnishings. It may be used for the pre-selection of a material, provided that positive results are obtained at a thickness which equals the smallest thickness used in the application. The results obtained provide some information about the behaviour of plastic materials in service, but can never by themselves assure safe performance in service. This test method provides a classification system which may be used for quality assurance or the pre-selection of component materials of products. Has the status of a basic safety application in accordance with Guide 104.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2003-09-29
Current Stage code deadline 2004-06-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 89
Reference Document IEC 60695-11-20:1999/A1:2003 (EQV)
ICS 13.220.40 - Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords Fire hazard; Test flame; Flame test method (500 W)
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Deadline Date
6060 2003-09-29 2004-06-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2003-09-01 2004-01-01  
5061 2003-06-23 2003-09-01  
5020 2003-03-21 2003-05-23  
4099 2002-12-20 2003-01-31  
4020 2002-02-15 2002-07-19  
3099 2002-01-18    

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2003-09-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2003-09-29
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2003-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2004-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2006-09-01


Superseded by FprEN 60695-11-20:2013
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