Fire hazard testing Part 5-3: Corrosion damage effects of fire effluent Leakage-current and metal-loss test method
|Publication Date:||1 April 2003|
|ICS Code (Test conditions and procedures in general):||19.020|
|ICS Code (Electrical engineering in general):||29.020|
|ICS Code (Other standards related to protection against fire):||13.220.99|
This part of IEC 60695 describes test methods which measure corrosion damage effects, on targets, of fire effluent from the combustion of test specimens. Both leakage current and metal loss can be measured by using appropriate targets.
The decomposition model used in this technical specification is suitable for simulating fire scenarios, such as oxidative non-flaming decomposition, a smouldering fire, a developing fire with flame formation, and a fully developed fire.
This technical specification deals with different test methods which are not equivalent. The test methods are useful for product development and assessment because they allow the user to evaluate different characteristics of fire effluents, which generally are not correlated.
One of the responsibilities of a technical committee is, wherever applicable, to make use of basic safety publications in the preparation of its publications (see IEC Guide 104).