Secure storage units - Classification and methods of test for resistance to fire - Light fire storage units

This document specifies requirements for light fire storage units providing protection against fire.
The method of test is specified to determine the ability of light fire storage units to protect paper media from the effects of fire. Two levels of fire exposure periods (LFS 30 and LFS 60) are specified using the maximum temperature increase permitted within the storage space of the light fire storage unit.
Protection after the fire exposure of 30 min (LFS 30) or 60 min (LFS 60) is not ensured by this document, but by European Standard EN 1047-1. Requirements are also specified for the test specimen, the technical documentation for the test specimen, correlation of the test specimen with the technical documentation, preparation for type testing and test procedures.
A scheme to classify the light fire storage units from the test results is also given (see Table 1).

Wertbehältnisse - Klassifizierung und Methoden zur Prüfung des Widerstandes gegen Brand - Leichte Brandschutzschränke

Diese Europäische Norm legt Anforderungen an leichte Brandschutzschränke zum Schutz gegen Brände fest.
Das Prüfverfahren dient der Ermittlung der Widerstandsfähigkeit von leichten Brandschutzschränken, um Papierdokumente vor Brandeinwirkung zu schützen. Zwei Stufen der Beflammungsdauer (LFS 30 und LFS 60) sind vorgesehen, die unter Berücksichtigung der im Innenraum des Brandschutzschrankes maximal zulässigen Temperaturerhöhung definiert werden.
Ein Brandschutz nach der Beflammung von 30 min (LFS 30) bzw. 60 min (LFS 60) wird nicht durch diese Norm gewährleistet, sondern durch die Europäische Norm EN 1047-1.Außerdem sind Anforderungen für den Probekörper, die technische Dokumentation des Probekörpers, die Übereinstimmung von Probekörper mit der technischen Dokumentation, die Vorbereitung der Typprüfung sowie das Prüfverfahren definiert.
Ferner wird ein Schema zur Klassifizierung von leichten Brandschutzschränken nach ihrem Prüfergebnis gegeben (siehe Tabelle 1).

Unités de stockage en lieu sûr - Classification et méthodes d'essais de résistance au feu - Meubles ignifuges premier niveau

La présente Norme européenne spécifie les exigences relatives aux meubles ignifuges de premier niveau procurant une protection contre l’incendie.
Cette méthode d’essai vise à déterminer la capacité des meubles ignifuges de premier niveau à protéger le média papier contre les effets du feu. Deux niveaux de durée d’exposition au feu (LFS 30 et LFS 60) sont spécifiés, compte tenu de l’augmentation maximale de température admise dans l’espace de stockage du meuble ignifuge de premier niveau.
La protection au-delà d’une exposition au feu de 30 minutes (LFS 30) ou de 60 minutes (LFS 60) n’est pas garantie par la présente norme, mais par la Norme européenne EN 1047-1. La présente norme spécifie également les exigences relatives à l’éprouvette, à la documentation technique de l’éprouvette, à la corrélation entre l’éprouvette et la documentation technique, à la préparation des essais de type et aux modes opératoires d’essai.
Une classification des meubles ignifuges de premier niveau en fonction des résultats d’essai est également fournie (voir Tableau 1).

Varnostne shranjevalne enote - Klasifikacija in metode preskušanja požarne odpornosti - Shranjevalne enote za zaščito papirja do 170 °C

Ta evropski standard določa zahteve za shranjevalne enote za zaščito papirja do 170 °C, ki zagotavljajo zaščito pred požarom. Opredeljena je metoda preskušanja, s katero se določi zmogljivost shranjevalnih enot za zaščito papirnih medijev pred ognjem. Določeni sta dve stopnji izpostavljenosti ognju (LFS 30 P in LFS 60 P) z uporabo največjega dovoljenega dviga temperature v prostoru za shranjevanje shranjevalne enote. Podane so tudi zahteve za preskusni vzorec, tehnično dokumentacijo vzorca, razmerje med vzorcem in tehnično dokumentacijo ter za pripravo na tipsko preskušanje in preskusne postopke. Poleg tega ta standard podaja shemo za razvrstitev shranjevalnih enot za zaščito papirja do 170 °C na podlagi rezultatov preskusa (glej preglednico 1).

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SIST EN 15659:2019
01-december-2019
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 15659:2009
Varnostne shranjevalne enote - Klasifikacija in metode preskušanja požarne
odpornosti - Shranjevalne enote za zaščito papirja do 170 °C

Secure storage units - Classification and methods of test for resistance to fire - Light fire

storage units

Wertbehältnisse - Klassifizierung und Methoden zur Prüfung des Widerstandes gegen

Brand - Leichte Brandschutzschränke

Unités de stockage en lieu sûr - Classification et méthodes d'essais de résistance au feu

- Meubles ignifuges premier niveau
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 15659:2019
ICS:
13.220.40 Sposobnost vžiga in Ignitability and burning
obnašanje materialov in behaviour of materials and
proizvodov pri gorenju products
13.310 Varstvo pred kriminalom Protection against crime
35.220.99 Druge naprave za Other data storage devices
shranjevanje podatkov
SIST EN 15659:2019 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 15659:2019
EN 15659
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
August 2019
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 13.220.40; 13.310 Supersedes EN 15659:2009
English Version
Secure storage units - Classification and methods of test
for resistance to fire - Light fire storage units

Unités de stockage en lieu sûr - Classification et Wertbehältnisse - Klassifizierung und Methoden zur

méthodes d'essais de résistance au feu - Meubles Prüfung des Widerstandes gegen Brand - Leichte

ignifuges premier niveau Brandschutzschränk
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 8 March 2019.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,

Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and

United Kingdom.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2019 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 15659:2019 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 5

4 Requirements, classification and locks ................................................................................................... 6

5 Technical design range ................................................................................................................................. 6

5.1 General requirements ................................................................................................................................... 6

5.2 Internal base of a technical design range ............................................................................................... 6

5.2.1 Accepted deviation in internal width ...................................................................................................... 6

5.2.2 Accepted deviation in internal depth ...................................................................................................... 7

6 Test specimen, technical documentation and correlation ............................................................... 7

6.1 Test specimen ................................................................................................................................................... 7

6.2 Technical documentation ............................................................................................................................. 7

6.3 Correlation of test specimens and technical documentation .......................................................... 8

7 Test methods .................................................................................................................................................... 8

7.1 Principle ............................................................................................................................................................. 8

7.2 Test equipment ................................................................................................................................................ 8

7.3 Preparation for test ........................................................................................................................................ 9

7.4 Procedure........................................................................................................................................................ 11

7.4.1 Correlation...................................................................................................................................................... 11

7.4.2 Fire endurance test ...................................................................................................................................... 12

7.4.3 Examination ................................................................................................................................................... 13

8 Test report ...................................................................................................................................................... 13

9 Marking ............................................................................................................................................................ 14

Annex A (informative) Calculation examples for technical design ranges ........................................... 15

A.1 Example 1 ........................................................................................................................................................ 15

A.2 Example 2 ........................................................................................................................................................ 16

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 17

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European foreword

This document (EN 15659:2019) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 263 “Secure

storage of cash, valuables and data media”, the secretariat of which is held by BSI.

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 February 2020, and conflicting national standards shall

be withdrawn at the latest by February 2020.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN 15659:2009.
Compared with EN 15659:2009, the following changes were made:

— The protection levels were renamed from LFS 30 P and LFS 60 P to LFS 30 and LFS 60;

— that customers know the difference between this fire resistance standard and the fire resistance

standard EN 1047-1, the scope of the standard was adapted;

— as the standard could lead to different interpretations in different test houses regarding the choice

of test specimens a new Clause 5 and an Annex A have been added as well as Clause 6.1 has been

adapted;

— due to testing knowledge gained since the publication of the standard EN 15659 in 2009 it could be

seen that the depth is not as critical as the width of a specimen. Therefore, the tolerance on the depth

was changed from ± 15 % to ± 20 %;
— the fire exposure time now starts from the beginning of the test (7.4.2);

— the requirement for the 3 % wall tolerance has been updated in clause 5.1 (for series production)

and 6.2 (for the test specimens);

— a shrinking tube for the measuring device cables is not needed anymore (7.3.3), the testing

laboratory doesn't need to turn of the flames after 30 min or 60 min (7.4.2) and the photographic

record shall now also include details of the interior of the test specimen. (7.4.3);

— references to the standards have been updated;
— editorial changes have been made in 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2 and 7.4.1.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland,

Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North

Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United

Kingdom.
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Introduction

The testing conditions given in this document provide a basis for simulating fires to determine, in a

reproducible way, the fire resistance of light fire storage units at various protection levels. The protection

levels enable a comparison to be made of the resistance against fire provided by different constructions.

The threshold value for the maximum temperature increase of 150 K at every measuring point in the

protection levels LFS 30 and LFS 60 for light fire storage units from a starting temperature of (21 ± 1)°C,

as defined in this document, refers to the relatively short-term stress due to high temperatures during a

fire test. It is not normally experienced by paper media stored in light fire storage units in the normal and

correct way.
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1 Scope

This document specifies requirements for light fire storage units providing protection against fire.

The method of test is specified to determine the ability of light fire storage units to protect paper media

from the effects of fire. Two levels of fire exposure periods (LFS 30 and LFS 60) are specified using the

maximum temperature increase permitted within the storage space of the light fire storage unit.

Protection after the fire exposure of 30 min (LFS 30) or 60 min (LFS 60) is not ensured by this document,

but by European Standard EN 1047-1. Requirements are also specified for the test specimen, the technical

documentation for the test specimen, correlation of the test specimen with the technical documentation,

preparation for type testing and test procedures.

A scheme to classify the light fire storage units from the test results is also given (see Table 1).

2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements 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 1363-1:2012, Fire resistance tests - Part 1: General Requirements
EN 60584-1, Thermocouples - Part 1: EMF specifications and tolerances
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

• IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
• ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
3.1
light fire storage unit

storage unit designed to protect paper media, except for paper grades where data loss occurs at

temperatures below 170°C, as well as valuables against the effects of temperatures up to 170°C

Note 1 to entry: A light fire storage unit can have doors, drawers, lids, connections, compartments and fittings.

3.2
compartment

part of a light fire storage unit which can be closed with a separate door, lid or cover

Note 1 to entry: A compartment formed by inserting
3.3
lock

device which verifies an entered code and performs a blocking function on the boltwork of the door

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4 Requirements, classification and locks

4.1 Light fire storage units shall provide protection against the effects of fire (see Clause 7) and be

classified as specified in Table 1.
Table 1 — Protection level requirements
Protection level Maximum temperature
increase
30 min 60 min
LFS 30 LFS 60 150 K

NOTE 1 Where LFS is the symbol applied for light fire storage units which represent protection of data on

paper, excluding those paper grade which lose data below 170°C.

NOTE 2 The numerical values in the protection level are the duration of fire exposure during the type test in

minutes.
4.2 Light fire storage units shall be fitted with at least one lock.
5 Technical design range
5.1 General requirements

On the basis of the technical documentation (see 6.2) the testing laboratory shall check, if all applied

models of the manufacturer are part of one single technical design range (TDR). Calculation examples are

given in Annex A.

If models are not part of a technical design range, these models shall be seen as an additional technical

design range.

Models are part of a technical design range if all of the following points are fulfilled:

a) same product type (all having one door or two doors or drawers);

b) common construction features (type, specification and thickness of construction and materials,

rabbet geometry, height of drawers etc.) and
c) internal width and internal depth according to 5.2.

In series production, the wall and door thickness shall not be below the specified minimum limit of the

type tested thickness by more than 3 %.
5.2 Internal base of a technical design range
5.2.1 Accepted deviation in internal width

On the basis of the technical documentation (see 6.2) the mean internal width MW is calculated as follows:

WW+
TDR max TDR min
MW=
(1)
where

is the model with the widest internal width of the technical design range according to 5.1.

TDR max

is the model with the narrowest internal width of the technical design range according to

TDR min
5.1.
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In a technical design range the internal width of the widest TDR model shall not be 15 % above the MW-

value. The internal width of the narrowest TDR model shall not be 15 % below the MW-value.

5.2.2 Accepted deviation in internal depth
On the basis of the technical documentation (see
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