Information about Regulation 118, Annex 6

Test to determine the horizontal burning rate of material.

Main field of application
The standard decides the burning rate of materials in the occupant compartments of motor vehicles. Requirements of burning rates are found in ECE Regulation 118.


Examples of products that can be tested with this method
Any portion of a single or composite material which is within 13 mm of the occupant compartments air space.


Material consumption during test                                 

Complete test
5 tests
8 test specimens, with the dimension,
100 mm x 356 mm
Indicative test  2 test specimens, with the dimension
100 mm x 356 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.


Additional information
Similar tests, FMVSS 302, ISO 3795, VOLVO STD 5031.19 and Volvo STD 104-0001.

Related Information

Contact Persons

Anna Sandinge

Phone: +46 10 516 59 73

Per Thureson

Phone: +46 10 516 50 83

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