Studies of the impact of fire on building material
is a very important point in the admission
of products to the EU internal market.
Fabric has been tested in accordance
with the EN-13501-1 European standard.
Testing: fire reaction, flame reaction.
Evaluation criteria: Flammability, heat release rate, flame propagation rate,
smoke rate, toxic gases, burning droplets or particles,
and combinations of these aspects.
According to the test results, the fabric is classified by flammability classes and subclasses of smoke formation and formation of burning droplets. The testing consist of a series of tests that simulate the situation of ignition and fire development as realistically as possible.
The first flammability test with a “small (single) flame” (SFI-TS EN ISO 11925-2)
If this stage is passed successfully, then further study the behavior of the material in case of fire (SBI TS EN 13823) including the fire propagation rate, and in the case of TEQTUM EURO, its non-propagation, including in the transverse direction (LFS) is carried out.
The obtained indicators are used to calculate the total heat release (THR) and the fire development rate (FIGRA). In these tests, both total smoke propagation (TSP) and smoke growth rate (SMOGRA) are measured.
Based on the results of these tests, our TEQTUM EURO material is classified as follows: class euro B, subclasses S1 and D0.
What does that mean?
Flammability: class euro B, option 1 — the material doesn`t contribute to flame spread.
Smoke characteristics: subclass S1, moderate amount of smoke.
Formation of burning droplets: subclass D0 – not formed.
To put it simple, this means: TEQTUM prevents the emergence and spread of fire.