ECE Regulation 118, Annex 8Test to determine the vertical 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
Materials and composite materials installed in a vertical position in the interior compartment. Insulation materials installed in a vertical position in the engine compartment and any separate heating compartment.
Material consumption during test
2 test specimens with dimension, 560 mm x 170 mm
4 test specimens with dimension, 560 mm x 170 mm
The test specimen is mounted vertically in a metal frame. Across the specimen three treads of cotton are mounted. The flame is applied in the bottom of the specimen, the time for the material to burn and break the cotton tread is measured. The result, the burning rate, is expressed in mm/min.
Similar test, ISO 6941.