EN 14390:2007 – Fire test – Large-scale room reference test for surface products

EN 14390:2007 - Fire test - Large-scale room reference test for surface products

1 Scope
This European Standard specifies a test method to evaluate the reaction to fire performance of building products. A fire is simulated which under well-ventilated conditions starts in a corner of a small room with asingle open doorway.
The method is intended to evaluate the contribution of a surface product to fire growth in a room configuration,using a specified ignition source. It constitutes a reference test for this type of product within the European classification system for reaction to fire performance of construction products.
The method is particularly suitable for construction products which cannot be tested in their end use application in a small or intermediate laboratory scale. The method can also be used to assess the effect of an insulating substrate on the product performance.
A test performed in accordance with the method specified in this European Standard provides data for the early stages of a fire from ignition up to flashover.
The method is not intended to evaluate floor coverings. It may not be suitable for some free-standing products because their integrity, when exposed to fire, could have a decisive influence on their behaviour.
NOTE The term “surface product” as used in the title and scope of this European Standard specifically relates to internal surface linings, assemblies, pipes and pipe insulation products used in buildings.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
EN 13238, Reaction to fire tests for building products — Conditioning procedures and general rules for selection of substrates
EN 13501-1:2002, Fire classification of construction products and building elements — Part 1: Classification using test data from reaction to fire tests
EN ISO 13943:2000, Fire safety — Vocabulary (ISO 13943:2000)
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN ISO 13943:2000 and the following apply.
exposed surface
surface of the product subjected to the heating conditions of the test
single substance or uniformly dispersed mixture
EXAMPLE metal, stone, timber, concrete, mineral fibre or polymers
EN 14390:2007 – Fire test – Large-scale room reference test for surface products

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