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