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Reference EN 60695-11-5:2005
Title Fire hazard testing - Part 11-5: Test flames - Needle-flame test method - Apparatus, confirmatory test arrangement and guidance
Project Number 15910
Abstract/Scope Specifies a needle-flame test to simulate the effect of a small flame which may result from fault conditions, in order to assess by a simulation technique the fire hazard. It is applicable to electrotechnical equipment, its sub-assemblies and components and to solid electrical insulating materials or other combustible materials. This first edition of EN 60695-11-5 cancels and replaces the second edition of EN 60695-2-2, issued in 1991 and its amendment 1 (1994). It also constitutes a technical revision. The structure of this standard remains essentially the same with some major new changes and concepts added: - The scope has been broadened to allow this test method to also simulate the effects of small flames from outside the equipment. - A new concept has been added which allows the burner to be moved during the test to avoid dripping material from falling onto the tip of the burner tube. - The burner tube material is now a referenced source. - The reference for the copper block material has changed - the ISO publication (ISO 1337) has been withdrawn with no replacement. A new callout is now used. - Informative Annex B and a bibliography have been added. It has the status of a basic safety publication in accordance with IEC Guide 104.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-03-08
Current Stage code deadline 2005-11-01
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Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 89
Reference Document IEC 60695-11-5:2004 (EQV)
ICS 13.220.40 - Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products
29.020 - Electrical engineering in general
Keywords Fire hazard; Testing; Flame; Needle flame test
Note Supersedes EN 60695-2-2:1994 + A1:1995
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6060 2005-03-08 2005-11-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2005-02-01 2005-04-01  
5020 2004-10-01 2004-12-03  
4099 2004-06-25 2004-08-31  
4020 2003-11-21 2004-04-23  
3099 2003-11-18 2003-11-21  
4092 2003-11-07 2004-05-07  
4020 2003-08-01 2004-01-09  
3099 2003-07-29 2003-08-01  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2005-02-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-03-08
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2005-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-02-01


Supersedes EN 60695-2-2:1994
EN 60695-2-2:1994/A1:1995
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ASTM B187:2003
ISO/IEC Guide 51:1999
IEC Guide 104:1997
ISO 4046-4:2002
ISO 13943:2000

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