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BS 476-15:1993

Superseded

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Fire tests on building materials and structures Method for measuring the rate of heat release of products

Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Superseded date

31-03-2015

Language(s)

English

Published date

15-09-1993

Committees responsible
National foreword
Introduction
Method
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Definitions
4 Symbols
5 Principle
6 Apparatus
7 Suitability of a product for testing
8 Specimen construction and preparation
9 Test environment
10 Calibration
11 Test procedure
12 Calculations
13 Test report
Annexes
A (informative) Commentary and guidance notes for
    operators
B (informative) Resolution, precision and bias
C (informative) Mass loss rate and effective heat of
    combustion
D (informative) Summary of test report
E (informative) Calibration of the working heat flux
    meter
F (informative) Calculation of heat release with
    additional gas analysis
G (informative) Bibliography
Figures
1 Cross-sectional view through the heater
2 Horizontal specimen holder
3 Vertical specimen holder
4 Exhaust system (not to scale)
5 Overall view of apparatus
6 Gas analyser instrumentation
7 Exploded view, horizontal orientation
8 Exploded view, vertical orientation
9 Calibration burner
10 Optional retainer frame
11 Optional retaining grid

Specifies cone calorimeter method. Rate of heat release determined by measurement of oxygen consumption.

Committee
FSH/21
DevelopmentNote
Supersedes 90/43558 DC. (07/2005)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
36
PublisherName
British Standards Institution
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy

07/30147204 DC : 0 BS 476-10 - FIRE TESTS ON BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES - PART 10: GUIDE TO THE PRINCIPLES, SELECTION, ROLE AND APPLICATION OF FIRE TESTING AND THEIR OUTPUTS
BS 6203:2003 Guide to fire characteristics and fire performance of expanded polystyrene materials (EPS and XPS) used in building applications
ASTM E 2102 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Measurement of Mass Loss and Ignitability for Screening Purposes Using a Conical Radiant Heater
BS 476-10:2009 Fire tests on building materials and structures Guide to the principles, selection, role and application of fire testing and their outputs
BS 6853:1999 Code of practice for fire precautions in the design and construction of passenger carrying trains
BS 476-10:1983 Fire tests on building materials and structures Guide to the principles and application of fire testing
BS 7825-3.9:1998 Calibration of rubber and plastics test equipment. Calibration schedules Flammability characteristics
BS DD246(1999) : 1999 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE USE OF THE CONE CALORIMETER
PD 6686:2006 Guidance on directives, regulations and standards related to prevention of fire and explosion in the process industries
DEFSTAN 07-247(PT1)/3(2009) : 2009 THE SELECTION OF MATERIALS ON THE BASIS OF THEIR FIRE CHARACTERISTICS - PART 1: SELECTION OF MATERIALS ON THE BASIS OF THEIR FIRE CHARACTERISTICS
DEFSTAN 07-247(PT1)/2(2006) : 2006 THE SELECTION OF MATERIALS ON THE BASIS OF THEIR FIRE CHARACTERISTICS - PART 1: SELECTION OF MATERIALS ON THE BASIS OF THEIR FIRE CHARACTERISTICS

ISO 5657:1997 Reaction to fire tests Ignitability of building products using a radiant heat source
ISO/TR 3814:1989 Tests for measuring "reaction-to-fire" of building materials — Their development and application
ISO/IEC Guide 52:1990 Glossary of fire terms and definitions
BS 6809:1987 Method for calibration of radiometers for use in fire testing
ISO 5725:1986 Precision of test methods Determination of repeatability and reproducibility for a standard test method by inter-laboratory tests
ISO 554:1976 Standard atmospheres for conditioning and/or testing — Specifications
ASTM E 1354 : 2017 : REDLINE Standard Test Method for Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter

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