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Reference EN 60695-2-12:2001
Title Fire hazard testing - Part 2-12: Glowing/hot-wire based test methods - Glow-wire flammability test method for materials
Project Number 13139
Abstract/Scope Specifies the details of the glow-wire test to be applied to test specimens of solid electrical insulating materials or other solid materials for flammability testing to determine the glow-wire flammability index (GWFI). The test results make it possible to provide a relative comparison of various materials according to their ability to extinguish flames on removal of the electrically heated glow-wire and their ability not to produce flaming or glowing particles capable of spreading fire to a specified layer of wrapping tissue placed below. The test method is not valid for determining the flammability of complete items of equipment, since the dimensions of the insulating systems or combustible parts, the design and heat transfer to adjacent metallic or non-metallic parts, etc., greatly influence the flammability of the materials used therein. In addition to this, it is not valid for determining fire behaviour and fire hazard of equipment. Has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2001-01-04
Current Stage code deadline 2001-08-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 89
Reference Document IEC 60695-2-12:2000 (EQV)
ICS 13.220.40 - Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords Fire hazard; Glow-wire flammability; Flammability; Test; Material
Note EN following parallel vote * Supersedes EN 60695-2-1/2:1996 * Superseded by EN 60695-2-12:2010
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Deadline Date
6060 2001-01-04 2001-08-01 export to doc file  EN
5099 2000-11-01 2001-03-01  
5062 2000-09-05 2000-11-01  
5020 2000-06-02 2000-08-15  
4099 2000-05-29 2000-06-02  
4020 1999-04-23 1999-09-30  
3099 1999-04-19 1999-04-23  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2000-11-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2001-01-04
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2001-02-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2001-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2003-11-01


Supersedes EN 60695-2-1/2:1996
Superseded by EN 60695-2-12:2010
Normative reference (6) ISO 13943:2000
EN 60695-2-10:2001
EN 60695-2-13:2001

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