Furniture - Assessment of the ignitability of mattresses and upholstered bed bases - Part 2: Ignition source: match flame equivalent

This European Standard specifies a test method to assess the ignitability of mattresses, upholstered bed bases, when subjected to a gas flame as an ignition source.
Air mattresses and water beds are excluded from this standard.
The standard contains one annex:
Annex A (informative) Model test report form.

Möbel - Bewertung der Entzündbarkeit von Matratzen und gepolsterten Bettböden - Teil 2: Eine einem Streichholz vergleichbare Gasflamme als Zündquelle

Diese Europäische Norm legt ein Prüfverfahren zur Bewertung der Entzündbarkeit von Matratzen und gepolsterten Bettböden fest, wenn diese einer Gasflamme als Zündquelle ausgesetzt sind.
Luftmatratzen und Wasserbetten werden in dieser Norm nicht behandelt.
Die Norm enthält einen Anhang:
Anhang A (informativ): Muster eines Prüfberichts.

Ameublement - Évaluation de l'allumabilité des matelas et des sommiers rembourrés - Partie 2: Source d'allumage : flamme équivalente à celle d'une allumette

La présente Norme européenne décrit une méthode d’essai pour évaluer l'allumabilité de matelas et de sommiers rembourrés lorsqu'ils sont soumis à une source d’allumage représentée par une flamme de gaz.
Les matelas à air et les lits à eau sont exclus de la présente norme.
La présente norme comporte une annexe :
Annexe A (informative) Modèle de rapport d’essai.

Pohištvo - Ugotavljanje vžigljivosti posteljnih vložkov in oblazinjenih podnožij - 2. del: Vir vžiga: enakovreden plamenu vžigalice

Ta standard določa preskusno metodo za oceno vžigljivosti posteljnih vložkov, oblazinjenih podnožij ali posteljnih nadvložkov, kadar so podvrženi plamenu, enakovrednemu plamenu vžigalice.

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Publication Date
22-Dec-2015
Technical Committee
Current Stage
9060 - Closure of 2 Year Review Enquiry - Review Enquiry
Due Date
04-Jun-2021
Completion Date
04-Jun-2021

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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.Pohištvo - Ugotavljanje vžigljivosti posteljnih vložkov in oblazinjenih podnožij - 2. del: Vir vžiga: enakovreden plamenu vžigaliceMöbel - Bewertung der Entzündbarkeit von Matratzen und gepolsterten Bettböden - Teil 2: Zündquelle: eine einem brennenden Streicholz vergleichbare GasflammeAmeublement - Évaluation de l'allumabilité des matelas et des sommiers rembourrés - Partie 2: Source d'allumage: equivalente à l'allumetteFurniture - Assessment of the ignitability of mattresses and upholstered bed base - Part 2: Ignition source: match flame equivalent97.140PohištvoFurniture13.220.40Sposobnost vžiga in obnašanje materialov in proizvodov pri gorenjuIgnitability and burning behaviour of materials and productsICS:Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z:EN 597-2:2015SIST EN 597-2:2016en,fr,de01-marec-2016SIST EN 597-2:2016SLOVENSKI

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EN 597-2:2015 (E) 2 Contents Page European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3 Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 4 1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 5 2 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 5 3 Criteria of ignition........................................................................................................................................... 6 3.1 Progressive smouldering ignition ............................................................................................................. 6 3.2 Flaming ignition ............................................................................................................................................... 6 4 Principle ............................................................................................................................................................. 6 5 Health and safety of operators ................................................................................................................... 6 5.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 6 5.2 Enclosure ............................................................................................................................................................ 6 5.3 Extinguishers .................................................................................................................................................... 7 6 Apparatus ........................................................................................................................................................... 7 6.1 Test rig ................................................................................................................................................................ 7 6.2 Test enclosure .................................................................................................................................................. 8 6.3 Clock ..................................................................................................................................................................... 8 6.4 Ignition source: gas flame ignition source, match-flame equivalent ........................................... 8 6.5 Gas flow control ............................................................................................................................................... 8 7 Atmospheres for conditioning and testing ............................................................................................ 9 7.1 Conditioning ...................................................................................................................................................... 9 7.2 Atmosphere for testing ................................................................................................................................. 9 8 Test assembly ................................................................................................................................................... 9 8.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 9 8.2 Small scale ......................................................................................................................................................... 9 8.3 Full size ............................................................................................................................................................... 9 9 Test procedure ................................................................................................................................................. 9 9.1 Preparation ....................................................................................................................................................... 9 9.2 Ignition source application ....................................................................................................................... 10 9.3 Final examination ........................................................................................................................................ 10 10 Test report ...................................................................................................................................................... 10 Annex A (informative)

Model test report form ................................................................................................. 12

SIST EN 597-2:2016

EN 597-2:2015 (E) 3 European foreword This document (EN 597-2:2015) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 207 “Furniture”, the secretariat of which is held by UNI. This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by June 2016 and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by June 2016. Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. This document supersedes EN 597-2:1994. The test is based on EN 1021-2, Furniture – Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture – Part 2: Ignition source: match flame equivalent. The main changes in relation to EN 597-2:1994 are: — the standard has been aligned with EN 597-1; — a tolerance has been added to the temperature of the gas flame; — clarification of the gas supply required to produce ignition source 1. According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. SIST EN 597-2:2016

EN 597-2:2015 (E) 4 Introduction This European Standard is one of a series of standards concerned with the ignitability of upholstered furniture using various ignition sources. The ignition source used in this European Standard is a gas flame equivalent to a match flame. When mattresses or bed bases are used or stored on their own, it is desirable to know their ignitability in their own right. It cannot be assumed that protection against flaming sources will automatically give protection against smouldering ignition. Users of the standard should therefore recognize the need to submit test specimens to both a gas flame equivalent to a match flame and cigarette ignition tests. WARNING — Attention is drawn to the fact that the tests given in the test report (see Clause 10) are not intended to reproduce the full fire hazards that may be encountered. SIST EN 597-2:2016

EN 597-2:2015 (E) 5 1 Scope This European Standard specifies a test method to assess the ignitability of mattresses, upholstered bed bases, when subjected to a gas flame as an ignition source. Air mattresses and water beds are excluded from this standard. The standard contains one annex: Annex A (informative) Model test report form. 2 Terms and definitions For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply. 2.1 progressive smouldering exothermic oxidation, not accompanied by flaming, that is self-propagating, i.e. independent of the ignition source, which may or may not be accompanied by incandescence 2.2 flaming undergoing combustion in the gaseous phase with the emission of light 2.3 flammability ability of a material or product to burn with a flame under the specified test conditions 2.4 ignitability measure of the ease with which a material, product or component can be ignited so as to flame or progressively smoulder 2.5 ignition source source of energy used to ignite combustible materials or products 2.6 mattress pad upholstered product that is used in conjunction with, and to complement, a mattress or upholstered bed base 2.7 mattress upholstered product intended for sleeping upon 2.8 bed base structure of a bed that supports a mattress or the surface(s) of a mattress that support(s) a user 2.9 upper surface surface of a bed base that supports a mattress or the surface(s) of a mattress that support(s) a user SIST EN 597-2:2016

EN 597-2:2015 (E) 6 3 Criteria of ignition 3.1 Progressive smouldering ignition For the purposes of this European Standard, all the following types of behaviour are considered to be progressive smouldering ignitions: a) any test assembly that displays escalating combustion behaviour so that it is unsafe to continue the test and active extinction is necessary; b) any test assembly that smoulders until it is largely consumed within the test duration; c) any test assembly that smoulders to its full thickness, within the duration of the test; d) any test assembly that smoulders after one hour from the application of the ignition source; e) any test assembly that, on final examination (see 9.3), shows evidence of progressive smouldering. NOTE In practice it has been found that there is usually a clear distinction between materials which can char under the influence of the ignition source but which do not propagate further (non-progressive combustion) and those where smouldering develops in extent and spreads (progressive combustion). 3.2 Flaming ignition For the purposes of this European Standard, all the following types of behaviour are considered to be flaming ignitions: a) any test assembly that displays escalating combustion behaviour so that it is unsafe to continue the test and active extinction is necessary; b) any test assembly that burns until it is essentially consumed within the test duration; c) any test assembly on which any flame front reaches the lower marg

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