Vertical Flame Spread according to UN/ECE regulation 118 annex 8

The burning rate of vertically mounted materials designed for vehicles and buses must be tested with the UN/ECE R118 Annex 8 test before approval for use. Measurlabs offers this and the other R118 fire tests with accreditation.

Upon meeting the requirements outlined in Annex 8, the requirements for horizontal flame spread (annex 6) are also met.

In the test method, the exposed side of the vertically mounted test specimen is burned from underneath and the burning rate is measured in mm/min.

Suitable sample matrices
Materials and products used in vehicles and buses
Required sample quantity
Four samples with dimensions 560x170 mm and thickness up to 13 mm. 8 samples in the case of non-isotropic material (4 for each direction)
Typical turnaround time
3 weeks after receiving the samples
Available quality systems
Accredited test method

Pricing and online order

Price per sample (Excl. VAT):
1,229 €

We also charge a 97 € service fee per order.

Large batches of samples are eligible for discounts.

Samples are entered during checkout.

Our experts review all orders to ensure the testing method is suitable for your needs and samples.

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