EN ISO 1716:2018-08 – CALORIMETER Reaction to fire tests
EN ISO 1716:2018-08 – CALORIMETER “Reaction to fire tests – Determination of the gross heat of combustion (calorific value)”
This method was developed to assess materials in terms of fire classes A1 and A2. It involves placing a small sample of the material inside a calorimetric bomb and conducting complete combustion in an atmosphere of pure oxygen.
For the proper evaluation of a specific end product, the standard EN 13501-1 provides a detailed classification of products into homogeneous and non-homogeneous materials. Depending on this classification, in order to determine the correct fire reaction class, each component of the product should be tested separately, and additional tests should be conducted according to standards EN 13823 and EN 1182.