Fire hazard testing – Part 8-1: Heat release – General guidance
|Publication Date:||1 November 2016|
|ICS Code (Ignitability and burning behaviour of materials and products):||13.220.40|
|ICS Code (Electrical engineering in general):||29.020|
This part of IEC 60695-8 provides guidance on the measurement and interpretation of heat release from electrotechnical products and materials from which they are constructed.
Heat release data can be used as part of fire hazard assessment and in fire safety engineering, as described in IEC 60695-1-11  and IEC 60695-1-12 .
This basic safety publication is intended for use by technical committees in the preparation of standards in accordance with the principles laid down in IEC Guide 104 and ISO/IEC Guide 51.
One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of basic safety publications in the preparation of its publications. The requirements, test methods or test conditions of this basic safety publication will not apply unless specifically referred to or included in the relevant publications.