VOLVO STD 104-0001

Flammability (burning behavior) of interior and exterior materials.


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

Requirements of burning rate is < 80 mm/min.


Example of products that can be tested with this method
All products which is within 13 mm of the occupant compartments air space. Materials may be tested separately or in combination.

Material consumption during test

Complete test
5 tests 
8 specimens with dimension
100 mm x 356 mm
Indicative test  2 specimens with 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, ISO 3795FMVSS 302, and Volvo STD 5031.19

Related Information

Contact Persons

Anna Sandinge

Phone: +46 10 516 59 73

Per Thureson

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