VOLVO STD 5031,19

Test method: VOLVO STD 5031,19 Flammability of interior materials

The standard decides the burning rate of materials in the occupant compartments of road vehicles.


Exemples of products that can be tested with this method
For example Seats, backrest, seat belts, ceilings, armrests and panels. All parts of homogeneous or composite material which is within 13 mm of the occupant compartment.


Material consumption during test

Complete test  35 specimens with dimension
102 mm x 355 mm. Max thickness 13 mm.
Indicative test  2 specimens with dimension
102 mm x 355 mm. Max thickness 13 mm.

Test procedure 
The test is conducted inside a test chamber where the test specimen is mounted horizontally. The exposed side of the test specimen is subjected to a gas flam from underneath. The burnt distance and the time taken to burn this distance is measured during the test. The result, the burning rate, is expressed in mm/min.


Test according to test procedure described above is performed on product conditioned as follows:
- 24 h and max 7 days at 21 °C and 50 % RH.
- 14 days at (70 + 2) °C.
- 14 days at (38 + 2) °C and (95 + 5) % RH.


Depending in the burning rate 5 -20 specimens are to be tested at each conditioning set.


Additional information
Similar tests, ISO 3795, FMVSS 302 and Volvo STD 104-0001.


Related Information

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Anna Sandinge

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