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Reference EN 50399:2011
Title Common test methods for cables under fire conditions - Heat release and smoke production measurement on cables during flame spread test - Test apparatus, procedures, results
Project Number 15313
Abstract/Scope EN 50399 specifies the apparatus and methods of test for the assessment of vertical flame spread, heat release, smoke production and occurrence of flaming droplets/particles of vertically-mounted bunched wires or cables, electrical or optical, under defined conditions. NOTE For the purpose of this standard the term "electric wire or cable" covers all insulated metallic conductor cables used for the conveyance of energy or signals. EN 50399 details the apparatus and the arrangement and calibration of the instrumentation to be installed in order to measure the heat release and the smoke production during the test. The combustion gases are collected in a hood above the test chamber and conveyed through an exhaust system, which allows the measurement of heat release rate and smoke production. Test procedures to be used for type approval testing for classification of cables in Euroclasses B1ca, B2ca, Cca and Dca are given. Cable installation on the test ladder and the volume of air passing through the chamber are in accordance with the Commission Decision 2006/751/EC [2] which is reflected in the requirements of this standard. The apparatus described in this standard shall be used in conjunction with that described in EN 60332 3 10.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-04-15
Current Stage code deadline  
Deadline date for vote 2008-06-01


Directive(s) CPD related (89/106/EEC)
Mandate(s) M/443
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 13.220.40 - Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products
29.060.20 - Cables
Keywords Cable; Fire conditions; Smoke production; Heat release; Apparatus
Note Consolidated document of prEN 50399-1 (pr=15313), prEN 50399-2-1 (pr=15314) & prEN 50399-2-2 (pr=15315)
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2011-04-15   export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2011-02-28 2011-03-28  
5060 2011-01-24 2011-02-14 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-11-19 2011-01-21 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
4099 2010-10-01 2010-11-01  
4060 2007-07-30 2007-10-29 export to doc file  EN
4020 2007-02-23 2007-07-27 export to doc file  EN
4093 2006-10-24 2007-01-31  
4060 2003-11-24 2006-05-15  
4020 2003-05-23 2003-11-21  
3099 2002-07-08 2002-12-08  
1000 2002-07-02 2003-01-02  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-02-28
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-04-15
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-08-28
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-02-28
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-02-28


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.