Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations - In-situ thermal insulation formed from exfoliated vermiculite (EV) products - Part 1: Specification for bonded and loose-fill products before installation

This European Standard specifies the requirements for exfoliated vermiculite products which are used for the thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial installations with an operating temperature in the range of approximately –40 ºC to +1050 ºC.
This European Standard specifies the requirements for the four types of exfoliated vermiculite products Vermiculite Aggregate (EVA), Coated Vermiculite (EVC) Hydrophobic Vermiculite (EVH) and Premixed Vermiculite (EVM), containing less than 1 % by mass organic material as determined by Annex C.
This European Standard is a specification for the insulation products before installation.
This European Standard describes the product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling.
This European Standard does not specify the required level of a given property to be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application are to be found in regulations or non-conflicting standards.
This European Standard does not cover factory made insulation products of formed shapes and boards made with exfoliated vermiculite, and does not cover products intended to be used for the insulation of buildings.
The products covered by this standard are not intended to be used primarily for airborne sound insulation or sound absorption applications although they may improve the performance of the installations in these respects when installed for their primary insulation intended use.

Wärmedämmstoffe für die technische Gebäudeausrüstung und für betriebstechnische Anlagen in der Industrie - An der Verwendungsstelle hergestellte Wärmedämmung mit Produkten aus expandiertem Vermiculit (EV) - Teil 1: Spezifikation für gebundene und Schüttprodukte vor dem Einbau

Diese Europäische Norm legt die Anforderungen an Produkte aus expandiertem Vermiculit fest, die als Wärme¬dämmstoffe für die technische Gebäudeausrüstung und für betriebstechnische Anlagen in der Industrie im Betriebstemperaturbereich von etwa  40 °C bis  1 050 °C eingesetzt werden.
Diese Europäische Norm legt die Anforderungen an die vier Produktarten von expandiertem Vermiculit fest, d. h. Vermiculitkörner (en: Vermiculite Aggregate, EVA), beschichtetes Vermiculit (en: Coated Vermiculite, EVC), wasserabstoßendes Vermiculit (en: Hydrophobic Vermiculite, EVH) und vorgemischtes Vermiculit (en: Premixed Vermiculite, EVM), deren nach Anhang C bestimmter Massenanteil an organischen Stoffen weniger als 1 % beträgt.
Diese Europäische Norm ist eine Spezifikation für die Dämmstoffe vor dem Einbau.
Diese Europäische Norm beschreibt die Produktmerkmale und enthält Verfahren für Prüfung, Konformitäts-bewertung sowie Kennzeichnung und Etikettierung.
Diese Europäische Norm legt keine Anforderungsstufen für eine bestimmte Eigenschaft fest, die ein Produkt erreichen muss, um für einen bestimmten Anwendungszweck gebrauchstauglich zu sein. Die für einen be-stimmten Anwendungszweck erforderlichen Stufen sind Vorschriften oder nicht entgegenstehenden Normen zu entnehmen.
Diese Europäische Norm gilt nicht für werkmäßig hergestellte Dämmstoffe in vorgefertigten Formen und Platten aus expandiertem Vermiculit sowie Produkte zur Dämmung von Gebäuden.
Die durch diese Norm abgedeckten Produkte sind nicht vorwiegend für den Einsatz zur Luftschalldämmung und zur Schallabsorption vorgesehen, obwohl sie die Leistung der Anlage auch in dieser Hinsicht verbessern können, wenn sie mit dem vorgesehenen Haupt¬anwendungszweck der Dämmung eingebaut werden.

Produits isolants thermiques pour l'équipement du bâtiment et les installations industrielles - Isolation thermique formée en place à base de granulats légers de vermiculite exfoliée (EV) - Partie 1: Spécification de produits liés et en vrac avant mise en oeuvre

La présente Norme européenne spécifie les exigences relatives aux produits en vermiculite exfoliée utilisés pour l'isolation thermique de l'équipement du bâtiment et des installations industrielles, dont la température de service se situe entre – 40 °C et + 1 050 °C environ.
La présente Norme européenne spécifie les exigences relatives aux quatre types de produits en vermiculite exfoliée, à savoir les granulats de vermiculite exfoliée (EVA), la vermiculite enrobée (EVC), la vermiculite hydrophobe (EVH) et la vermiculite prémélangée (EVM), contenant moins de 1 % en masse de substances organiques, tel que déterminé à l'Annexe C.
La présente Norme européenne est une spécification relative aux produits d'isolation avant mise en œuvre.
La présente Norme européenne décrit les caractéristiques des produits et contient des modes opératoires d'essai, d'évaluation de conformité, de marquage et d'étiquetage.
La présente Norme européenne ne spécifie pas, pour une propriété donnée, le niveau exigé que doit atteindre un produit pour démontrer son aptitude à l'emploi dans une application particulière. Les niveaux requis pour une application donnée figurent dans les réglementations ou normes non contradictoires.
La présente Norme européenne ne couvre pas les produits isolants manufacturés sous forme de profils et de panneaux en vermiculite exfoliée et ne couvre pas les produits destinés à être utilisés pour l'isolation des bâtiments.
Les produits couverts par la présente norme ne sont pas destinés à être utilisés principalement pour des applications d'isolation au bruit aérien ou d'absorption acoustique, bien qu'ils puissent améliorer les performances des installations à ces égards lorsqu'ils sont mis en oeuvre pour leur principal usage prévu d'isolation.

Toplotnoizolacijski proizvodi za opremo stavb in industrijske inštalacije - Proizvodi iz ekspandiranega vermikulita (EV), oblikovani na mestu vgradnje - 1. del: Specifikacija za vezane in razsute proizvode pred vgradnjo

Ta evropski standard določa zahteve za proizvode iz ekspandiranega vermikulita, ki se uporabljajo za toplotno izolacijo za opremo stavb in industrijske inštalacije, oblikovane na mestu vgradnje, z razponom obratovalne temperature med približno -40 ºC do +1050 ºC. Ta evropski standard določa zahteve za štiri vrste proizvodov iz ekspandiranega vermikulita: vermikulitni agregat (EVA), prevlečeni vermikulit (EVC), hidrofobni vermikulit (EVP) in vnaprej namešan vermikulit (EVP), ki vsebujejo manj kot 1 % masnega deleža organskih materialov, kot je določeno v dodatku C. Ta evropski standard predstavlja specifikacijo za izolacijske proizvode pred vgradnjo. Ta evropski standard opisuje značilnosti proizvodov in vključuje postopke preskušanja, vrednotenja skladnosti, označevanja in uporabe nalepk. Ta evropski standard ne določa zahtevane ravni določene lastnosti, ki jo mora doseči proizvod, da ustreza zahtevam za uporabnost pri določenem načinu uporabe. Zahtevane ravni za določen način uporabe so navedene v predpisih ali nenasprotujočih si standardih. Ta evropski standard ne zajema tovarniško izdelanih izolacijskih proizvodov oblikovane oblike in plošč, izdelanih iz ekspandiranega vermikulita, ter ne zajema proizvodov za izolacijo stavb. Proizvodi, ki jih zajema ta standard, v osnovi niso za izolacijo pred zvokom v zraku ali za vpijanje zvoka, čeprav lahko izboljšajo delovanje opreme v teh pogledih, kadar so nameščeni za njihov prvotni namen uporabe, za izolacijo.

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2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.Toplotnoizolacijski proizvodi za opremo stavb in industrijske inštalacije - Proizvodi iz ekspandiranega vermikulita (EV), oblikovani na mestu vgradnje - 1. del: Specifikacija za vezane in razsute proizvode pred vgradnjoWarmedammstoffe fur die Haustechnik und fur betriebstechnische Anlagen - An der Verwendungsstelle hergestelle Warmedammung - Teil 1: Spezifikation fur gebundene und Schuttprodukte vor dem EinbauProduits isolants thermiques pour l'equipement du batiment et les installations industrielles - Isolation thermique formee en place a base de granulats legers de dermiculite exfoliee (EV) - Partie 1: Specification de produits lies et en vrac avant mise en oeuvreThermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations - In-situ thermal insulation formed from exfoliated vermiculite (EV) products - Part 1: Specification for bonded and loose-fill products before installation91.100.60Thermal and sound insulating materialsICS:Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z:EN 15600-1:2010SIST EN 15600-1:2011en,fr,de01-februar-2011SIST EN 15600-1:2011SLOVENSKI

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SIST EN 15600-1:2011
EUROPEAN STANDARD NORME EUROPÉENNE EUROPÄISCHE NORM
EN 15600-1
July 2010 ICS 91.100.60 English Version

Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations - In-situ thermal insulation formed from exfoliated vermiculite (EV) products - Part 1: Specification for bonded and loose-fill products before installation

Produits isolants thermiques pour l'équipement du bâtiment et les installations industrielles - Isolation thermique formée en place à base de granulats légers de vermiculite exfoliée (EV) - Partie 1: Spécification de produits liés et en vrac avant mise en oeuvre

Wärmedämmstoffe für die technische Gebäudeausrüstung und für betriebstechnische Anlagen in der Industrie -An der Verwendungsstelle hergestellte Wärmedämmung mit Produkten aus expandiertem Vermiculit (EV) - Teil 1: Spezifikation für gebundene und Schüttprodukte vor dem Einbau This European Standard was approved by CEN on 6 May 2010.

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 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 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, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
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B-1000 Brussels © 2010 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CEN national Members. Ref. No. EN 15600-1:2010: ESIST EN 15600-1:2011

EN 15600-1:2010 (E) 2 Contents Page Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................41 Scope ......................................................................................................................................................52 Normative references ............................................................................................................................53 Terms and Definitions, Symbols and Abbreviations .........................................................................63.1 Terms and Definitions ...........................................................................................................................63.2 Symbols and Abbreviations .................................................................................................................73.2.1 Symbols used in this standard .............................................................................................................73.2.2 Abbreviations used in this standard....................................................................................................74 Requirements .........................................................................................................................................74.1 General ....................................................................................................................................................74.2 For all applications ................................................................................................................................74.2.1 Thermal resistance and thermal conductivity ....................................................................................74.2.2 Loose bulk density ................................................................................................................................84.2.3 Particle size ............................................................................................................................................84.2.4 Reaction to fire .......................................................................................................................................84.2.5 Durability characteristics ......................................................................................................................94.3 For specific applications .......................................................................................................................94.3.1 General ....................................................................................................................................................94.3.2 Maximum service temperature .............................................................................................................94.3.3 Minimum service temperature ..............................................................................................................94.3.4 Crushing resistance ..............................................................................................................................94.3.5 Water vapour permeability ................................................................................................................. 104.3.6 Release of dangerous substances .................................................................................................... 104.3.7 Continuous glowing combustion ...................................................................................................... 105 Test methods ....................................................................................................................................... 105.1 Sampling .............................................................................................................................................. 105.2 Conditioning ........................................................................................................................................ 105.3 Testing ................................................................................................................................................. 105.3.1 General ................................................................................................................................................. 105.3.2 Thermal conductivity .......................................................................................................................... 116 Designation Code ............................................................................................................................... 117 Evaluation of conformity .................................................................................................................... 128 Marking and labelling ......................................................................................................................... 12Annex A (normative)

Factory production control ......................................................................................... 14Annex B (normative)

Preparation of the test specimens to measure thermal conductivity .................... 15Annex C (normative)

Special conditions to be used for the determination of organic content .............. 16C.1 Principle ............................................................................................................................................... 16C.2 Apparatus ............................................................................................................................................ 16C.3 Procedure ............................................................................................................................................ 16C.4 Calculation and expression of results .............................................................................................. 16C.5 Test report ........................................................................................................................................... 16Annex D (normative)

Determination of maximum service temperature ..................................................... 17D.1 Principle ............................................................................................................................................... 17D.2 Apparatus ............................................................................................................................................ 17D.3 Procedure ............................................................................................................................................ 17D.4 Test report ........................................................................................................................................... 18SIST EN 15600-1:2011

EN 15600-1:2010 (E) 3 Annex ZA (informative)

Clauses of this European Standard addressing the provisions of the EU Construction Products Directive ....................................................................................................... 19ZA.1 Scope and relevant characteristics ................................................................................................... 19ZA.2 Procedures for attestation of conformity of loose-fill exfoliated vermiculite products ............... 21ZA.2.1 Systems of attestation of conformity ................................................................................................ 21ZA.2.2 EC declaration of conformity ............................................................................................................. 22ZA.3 CE Marking and labelling .................................................................................................................... 23Bibliography ...................................................................................................................................................... 25 SIST EN 15600-1:2011

EN 15600-1:2010 (E) 4 Foreword This document (EN 15600-1:2010) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 88 “Thermal insulating materials and products”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN. 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 January 2011, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by January 2011. 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 has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s). For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this document. This European Standard consists of two parts which form a package. The first part, which is the harmonised part satisfying the mandate, the CPD and is the basis for the CE marking, covers the products, which are placed on the market. The second part, which is the non-harmonised part, covers the specification for the installed products. This document contains five Annexes: Annex A (normative) - Factory production control Annex B (normative) - Preparation of test specimens to measure thermal conductivity

Annex C (normative) - Special conditions to be used for the determination of organic content Annex D (normative) - Determination of maximum service temperature Annex ZA (informative) - Clauses of this European Standard addressing the provisions of the EU Construction Products Directive This European Standard is one of a series for polyurethane/polyisocyanurate, expanded perlite and exfoliated vermiculite in-situ formed insulation products used in building equipment and industrial installations, but this standard may be used in other areas where appropriate. EN 14317-1 covers the use of exfoliated vermiculite in buildings. The reduction in energy used and emissions produced during the installed life of insulation products exceeds by far the energy used and emissions made during the production and disposal processes. 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, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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EN 15600-1:2010 (E) 5 1 Scope This European Standard specifies the requirements for exfoliated vermiculite products which are used for the thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial installations with an operating temperature in the range of approximately – 40 ºC to + 1050 ºC. This European Standard specifies the requirements for the four types of exfoliated vermiculite products Vermiculite Aggregate (EVA), Coated Vermiculite (EVC) Hydrophobic Vermiculite (EVH) and Premixed Vermiculite (EVM), containing less than 1 % by mass organic material as determined by Annex C. This European Standard is a specification for the insulation products before installation. This European Standard describes the product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling. This European Standard does not specify the required level of a given property to be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application are to be found in regulations or non-conflicting standards. This European Standard does not cover factory made insulation products of formed shapes and boards made with exfoliated vermiculite, and does not cover products intended to be used for the insulation of buildings. The products covered by this standard are not intended to be used primarily for airborne sound insulation or sound absorption applications although they may improve the performance of the installations in these respects when installed for their primary insulation intended use. 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 932-1, Tests for general properties of aggregates — Part 1: Methods for sampling EN 932-2, Tests for general properties of aggregates — Part 2: Methods for reducing laboratory samples EN 933-1, Tests for geometrical properties of aggregates — Part 1: Determination of particle size distribution — Sieving method. EN 993-14, Methods of testing dense shaped refractory products — Part 14: Determination of thermal conductivity by the hot-wire (cross-array) method EN 1097-3, Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates — Part 3: Determination of loose bulk density and voids EN 12086, Thermal insulating products for building application — Determination of water vapour transmission properties EN 12667, Thermal performance of building materials and products — Determination of thermal resistance by means of guarded hot plate and heat flow meter methods — Products of high and medium thermal resistance EN 13055-1, Lightweight aggregates — Part 1: Lightweight aggregates for concrete, mortar and grout EN 13055-2, Lightweight aggregates — Part 2: Lightweight aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments and for unbound and bound applications SIST EN 15600-1:2011

EN 15600-1:2010 (E) 6 EN 13172, Thermal insulating products — Evaluation of conformity EN 13820, Thermal insulating materials for building applications — Determination of organic content EN 14706, Thermal insulating products for building equipment and industrial installations — Determination of maximum service temperature EN ISO 13787, Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations — Determination of declared thermal conductivity (ISO 13787:2003) 3 Terms and Definitions, Symbols and Abbreviations For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply. 3.1 Terms and Definitions 3.1.1 exfoliated vermiculite insulation material which results from expanding or exfoliating a natural micaceous mineral by heating [EN ISO 9229] 3.1.2 vermiculite aggregate exfoliated vermiculite with no treatment or surface coating, used as a loose insulation in cavities 3.1.3 coated vermiculite exfoliated vermiculite which has a coating 3.1.4 hydrophobic vermiculite exfoliated vermiculite which is treated to give specific hydrophobic properties and used where moisture or water repellency is required 3.1.5 premixed vermiculite exfoliated vermiculite premixed with binders to form bonded materials in end use applications 3.1.6 level given value which is the upper or lower limit of requirement, where the level is given by the declared value of the characteristic concerned 3.1.7 class combination of two levels of the same property between which the performance shall fall, where the level is given by the declared value of the characteristic concerned SIST EN 15600-1:2011

EN 15600-1:2010 (E) 7 3.2 Symbols and Abbreviations
3.2.1 Symbols used in this standard λD is the declared thermal conductivity

W/(m·K) µ is the water vapour diffusion resistance factor CR is the symbol of the declared value for crushing resistance LD is the symbol of the declared value for loose bulk density PS is the symbol of the declared particle size ST(+) is the symbol of the declared maximum service temperature ST(-) is the symbol of the declared minimum service temperature

3.2.2 Abbreviations used in this standard EV is exfoliated vermiculite as defined in 3.1.1 EVA is vermiculite aggregate as defined in 3.1.2 EVC

is coated vermiculite as defined in 3.1.2 EVH is hydrophobic vermiculite as defined in 3.1.2 EVM

is premixed vermiculite as defined in 3.1.2 ITT is initial type testing. 4 Requirements 4.1 General Product properties shall be assessed in accordance with Clause 5. To comply with this standard, products shall meet the requirements of

4.2 and

4.3 as appropriate. One test result for a product property is the average of the measured values on the number of test specimens given in Table 1. 4.2 For all applications 4.2.1 Thermal resistance and thermal conductivity Thermal conductivity shall be based upon measurements carried out in accordance with EN 12667 (limited to 110 °C) or EN 993-14 (this test is calibrated against EN 12667). In each case the thermal conductivity values shall be determined by the manufacturer and verified in accordance with EN ISO 13787. They shall be declared by the manufacturer according to the above specified measurement standards covering the product service temperature range. The following conditions apply:  measured values shall be expressed with three significant figures;  declared thermal conductivity curve shall be given as a limit curve, defined in EN ISO 13787;  values of the thermal conductivity, D, shall be rounded upwards to the nearest 0,001 W/(m · K). SIST EN 15600-1:2011

EN 15600-1:2010 (E) 8 The declared equation/limit curve is the "declared reference" with three significant figures, that is to 0,0001 W/(m·K) for

values below 0,1 W/(m·K) and in 0,001 W/(m·K) for

values above 0,1 W/(m·K). This shall be used as a reference for the verification of the declaration. When thermal conductivity is declared as a table derived from the equation, rounding upwards to the next 0,001 W/(m·K) has to be done for the full range of the thermal conductivity. NOTE The declaration of the declared installed thermal resistance for an installed EV product is made in EN 15600-2. 4.2.2 Loose bulk density Loose bulk density shall be determined in accordance with EN 1097-3. However, the container should be filled using a flat bottomed scoop held centrally over the container without touching it, and be no more than 50 mm above the rim. The value shall be expressed as kg/m3 and declared by the manufacturer in steps of 1 kg/m3. The loose bulk density shall be in the range of ± 15 % of the manufacturer’s declared value. NOTE Most exfoliated vermiculite products are in the range 50 kg/m3 to 180 kg/m3. 4.2.3 Particle size 4.2.3.1 Particle size distribution Particle size distribution shall be determined in accordance with EN 933-1 without washing and expressed as a percentage by mass, and shall be in accordance with the manufacturer’s declared limits. 4.2.3.2 Size designation The particle size shall be designated by two sieve sizes between which the main proportion of the material lies and any undersize or oversize shall comply with 4.2.3.3 and 4.2.3.4. The size in mm shall be selected from those specified in EN 13055-2. NOTE The particle size will normally be in the range 0 mm to 32 mm. 4.2.3.3 Undersize

The content of the undersize shall not exceed 15 % by mass. 4.2.3.4 Oversize The content of oversize shall not exceed 10 % by mass. 4.2.4 Reaction to fire This property is not measured since exfoliated vermiculite products described by this standard are classified without testing as class A1 products. NOTE 1 The products are classified without testing as class A1 products in accordance with commission decision 96/603/EC as amended by decision 2000/605/EC. NOTE 2 Products with an organic content greater than 1 % are outside the scope of this standard. If required the organic content shall be determined according to the procedure given in Annex C. SIST EN 15600-1:2011

EN 15600-1:2010 (E) 9 4.2.5 Durability characteristics 4.2.5.1 General The appropriate durability characteristics have been considered and are covered in 4.2.5.2, 4.2.5.3 and 4.2.5.4. 4.2.5.2 Durability of reaction to fire against ageing/degradation The fire performance of exfoliated vermiculite does not change with time (see 4.2.4). 4.2.5.3 Durability of thermal resistance against ageing/degradation The thermal conductivity (4.2.1) of the product does not change with time. 4.2.5.4 Durability of compression strength against ageing/degradation The compressive strength of exfoliated vermiculite does not change with time. Exfoliated vermiculite is a stable laminar structure. 4.2.5.5 Durability of thermal resistance against high temperature The thermal conductivity of exfoliated vermiculite products does not change with time at any specific temperature within the service temperature range. This is covered by 4.3.2 maximum service temperature (dimensional stability). 4.3 For specific applications 4.3.1 General If there is no requirement for a property described in 4.3 for a product in use, then the property does not need to be determined and declared by the manufacturer. 4.3.2 Maximum service temperature The maximum service temperature, ST(+), shall be determined in accordance with Annex D for loose-fill products. NOTE EN 14706 may be used for bonded products formed in end use application. The maximum service temperature, ST(+), shall be declared in °C in levels with steps of 50 °C. 4.3.3 Minimum service temperature The minimum service temperature, ST(-), is not determined. Exfoliated vermiculite is stable below 0 °C. NOTE If a test is considered necessary this should be agreed between the parties. 4.3.4 Crushing resistance In load bearing applications the crushing resistance shall be determined in accordance with EN 13055-1 and expressed in N/mm2. NOTE Crushing resistance is a measure of the strength of the material but it does not necessarily relate directly to load bearing capacity. SIST EN 15600-1:2011

EN 15600-1:2010 (E) 10 4.3.5 Water vapour permeability The water vapour permeability is determined in accordance with EN 12086. 4.3.6 Release of dangerous substances Materials used in products shall not release any dangerous substances in excess of the maximum permitted levels specified in a relevant European Standard for the material or permitted in the national regulations for the member state of destination.

NOTE See Annex ZA. 4.3.7 Continuous glowing combustion

Where subject to regulations, the manufacturer shall declare the continuous glowing combustion of the product. In the absence of a European test method, the compliance with the requirement shall be made on basis of the existing national test method. NOTE 1 A test method is under development and the standard will be amended when this is available. NOTE 2 The products are classified without testing as class A1 products in accordance with commission decision 96/603/EC as amended by decision 2000/605/EC. NOTE 3 Products with an organic content greater than 1 % are outside the scope of this standard. If required the organic content shall be determined according to the procedure given in Annex C. 5 Test methods 5.1 Sampling Sampling shall be carried out according to EN 932-1 and EN 932-2 using a procedure which gives a representative sample and avoids sampling bias. 5.2 Conditioning No special conditioning of the sample shall be used unless otherwise specified in the test method standards. In case of dispute, the test samples shall be conditioned to moisture equilibrium at (23 ± 5) ºC and (50 ± 10) % relative humidity after drying at (110 ± 5) ºC. 5.3 Testing 5.3.1 General Table 1 indicates the test procedure, the minimum number of measurements required to get one test result and any specific conditions which are necessary.

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EN 15600-1:2010 (E) 11 Table 1 —Test methods, measurements and conditions Clause Test method Minimum number of measurements to get one test result Specific conditions No. Title 4.2.1 Thermal conductivity EN 12667 or EN 993-14 1 See Annex B 4.2.2 Loose bulk density EN 1097-3 3 See 4.2.2 4.2.3 Particle size EN 933-1 1 See 4.2.3 4.3.7 Continuous glowing combustion Annex C 1 None 4.3.2 Maximum service temperature Annex D or EN 14706 1 None 4.3.4 Crushing resistance EN 13055-1 1 None 4.3.5 Water vapour permeability EN 12086 1 None 5.3.2 Thermal conductivity Thermal conductivity shall be determined in accordance with EN 12667 or EN 993-14, under the following conditions:  at different temperatures ranging from the minimum to the maximum service temperature;  lowest reference mean test temperature required is –10 ºC;  after preparation in accordance with the procedure given in Annex B;

 after conditioning in accordance with 5.2;  thickness of the test specimen shall be at least 10 times as thick as the mean aggregate size in the sample.

Specimen thicknesses of five times the mean aggregate size are permitted if it can be shown that the required accuracy of testing is obtained. 6 Designation Code A designation code for the product shall be given by the manufacturer. The following shall be included except when there is no requirement for a property described in 4.3:  Product abbreviation  This EN 15600-1  Loose bulk density LDi  Particle size PS(x-y)  Crushing resistance CR  Maximum service temperature ST(+)i  Minimum service temperature ST(-)i SIST EN 15600-1:2011

EN 15600-1:2010 (E) 12 where “i” shall be used to indicate the relevant class or level, and (x-y) indicates the upper and lower sieve size. The designation code for an exfoliated vermiculite product is illustrated by the following example: EVA FprEN 15600-1- LD90 - PS(3-11) - ST(+)1050 - ST(-)-50 7 Evaluation of conformity 7.1 General The manufacturer or their authorised representative shall be responsible for the conformity of the product with the requirements of this European Standard. The evaluation of conformity shall be carried out in accordance with EN 13172 and shall be based on initial type tests, factory production control and tests on samples taken at the factory. If a manufacturer decides to group their products it shall be done in accordance with EN 13172. 7.2 Initial type testing (ITT) ITT shall be carried out in accordance with EN 13172 for all characteristics declared, except for thermal conductivity. ITT for the thermal conductivity curve shall be carried out according to EN ISO 13787. For ITT testing of the λ curve and the maximum and minimum service temperatures only one test result is required using te

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EUROPEAN STANDARD NORME EUROPÉENNE EUROPÄISCHE NORM
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FprEN 15600-1
November 2009 ICS 91.100.60 English Version

Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations - In-situ thermal insulation formed from exfoliated vermiculite (EV) products - Part 1: Specification for bonded and loose-fill products before installation

Produits isolants thermiques pour l'equipement du batiment et les installations industrielles - Isolation thermique formee en place a base de granulats legers de dermiculite exfoliee (EV) - Partie 1: Specification de produits lies et en vrac avant mise en oeuvre

Warmedammstoffe fur die Haustechnik und fur betriebstechnische Anlagen - An der Verwendungsstelle hergestelle Warmedammung - Teil 1: Spezifikation fur gebundene und Schuttprodukte vor dem Einbau This draft European Standard is submitted to CEN members for unique acceptance procedure. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee CEN/TC 88.

If this draft becomes a European Standard, 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.

This draft European Standard was established by CEN 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 Management Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Warning : This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without notice and shall not be referred to as a European Standard.

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FprEN 15600-1:2009 (E) 2 Contents Page Foreword ..............................................................................................................................................................41 Scope ......................................................................................................................................................52 Normative references ............................................................................................................................53 Terms and Definitions, Symbols and Abbreviations .........................................................................63.1 Terms and Definitions ...........................................................................................................................63.2 Symbols and Abbreviations .................................................................................................................74 Requirements .........................................................................................................................................74.1 General ....................................................................................................................................................74.2 For all applications ................................................................................................................................74.2.1 Thermal resistance and thermal conductivity ....................................................................................74.2.2 Loose bulk density ................................................................................................................................84.2.3 Particle size ............................................................................................................................................84.2.4 Reaction to fire .......................................................................................................................................84.2.5 Durability characteristics ......................................................................................................................94.3 For specific applications .......................................................................................................................94.3.1 General ....................................................................................................................................................94.3.2 Maximum service temperature .............................................................................................................94.3.3 Minimum service temperature ..............................................................................................................94.3.4 Crushing resistance ..............................................................................................................................94.3.5 Water vapour permeability ................................................................................................................. 104.3.6 Release of dangerous substances .................................................................................................... 104.3.7 Continuous glowing combustion ...................................................................................................... 105 Test methods ....................................................................................................................................... 105.1 Sampling .............................................................................................................................................. 105.2 Conditioning ........................................................................................................................................ 105.3 Testing ................................................................................................................................................. 105.3.1 General ................................................................................................................................................. 105.3.2 Thermal conductivity .......................................................................................................................... 116 Designation Code ............................................................................................................................... 117 Evaluation of conformity .................................................................................................................... 128 Marking and labelling ......................................................................................................................... 12Annex A (normative)

Factory production control ......................................................................................... 13Annex B (normative)

Preparation of the test specimens to measure thermal conductivity .................... 14Annex C (normative)

Special conditions to be used for the determination of organic content .............. 15C.1 Principle ............................................................................................................................................... 15C.2 Apparatus ............................................................................................................................................ 15C.3 Procedure ............................................................................................................................................ 15C.4 Calculation and expression of results .............................................................................................. 15C.5 Test report ........................................................................................................................................... 15Annex D (normative)

Determination of maximum service temperature ..................................................... 16D.1 Principle ............................................................................................................................................... 16D.2 Apparatus ............................................................................................................................................ 16D.3 Procedure ............................................................................................................................................ 16D.4 Test report ........................................................................................................................................... 17kSIST FprEN 15600-1:2010

FprEN 15600-1:2009 (E) 3 Annex ZA (informative)

Clauses of this European Standard addressing the provisions of the EU Construction Products Directive ....................................................................................................... 18ZA.1 Scope and relevant characteristics ................................................................................................... 18ZA.2 Procedures for attestation of conformity of loose-fill exfoliated vermiculite products ............... 20ZA.2.1 Systems of attestation of conformity ................................................................................................ 20ZA.2.2 EC declaration of conformity ............................................................................................................. 21ZA.3 CE Marking and labelling .................................................................................................................... 22Bibliography ...................................................................................................................................................... 24 kSIST FprEN 15600-1:2010

FprEN 15600-1:2009 (E) 4 Foreword This document (FprEN 15600-1:2009) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 88 “Thermal insulating materials and products”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN. This document is currently submitted to the Formal Vote. This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU Directive(s). For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this document. This European Standard consists of two parts which form a package. The first part, which is the harmonised part satisfying the mandate, the CPD and is the basis for the CE marking, covers the products, which are placed on the market.

The second part, which is the non-harmonised part, covers the specification for the installed products. This document contains five Annexes: Annex A (normative) - Factory production control Annex B (normative) - Preparation of test specimens to measure thermal conductivity

Annex C (normative) - Special conditions to be used for the determination of organic content Annex D (normative) - Determination of maximum service temperature Annex ZA (informative) - Clauses of this European Standard addressing the provisions of the EU Construction Products Directive This European Standard is one of a series for polyurethane/polyisocyanurate, expanded perlite and exfoliated vermiculite in-situ formed insulation products used in building equipment and industrial installations, but this standard may be used in other areas where appropriate. EN 14317-1 covers the use of exfoliated vermiculite in buildings. The reduction in energy used and emissions produced during the installed life of insulation products exceeds by far the energy used and emissions made during the production and disposal processes.

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1 Scope This European Standard specifies the requirements for exfoliated vermiculite products which are used for the thermal insulation of building equipment and industrial installations with an operating temperature in the range of approximately -40 ºC to +1050 ºC. This European Standard specifies the requirements for the four types of exfoliated vermiculite products Vermiculite Aggregate (EVA), Coated Vermiculite (EVC) Hydrophobic Vermiculite (EVH) and Premixed Vermiculite (EVM), containing less than 1 % by mass organic material as determined by Annex C. This European Standard is a specification for the insulation products before installation. This European Standard describes the product characteristics and includes procedures for testing, evaluation of conformity, marking and labelling. This European Standard does not specify the required level of a given property to be achieved by a product to demonstrate fitness for purpose in a particular application. The levels required for a given application are to be found in regulations or non-conflicting standards. This European Standard does not cover factory made insulation products of formed shapes and boards made with exfoliated vermiculite, and does not cover products intended to be used for the insulation of buildings. The products covered by this standard are not intended to be used primarily for airborne sound insulation or sound absorption applications although they may improve the performance of the installations in these respects when installed for their primary insulation intended use. 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 932-1, Tests for general properties of aggregates — Part 1: Methods for sampling EN 932-2, Tests for general properties of aggregates — Part 2: Methods for reducing laboratory samples EN 933-1, Tests for geometrical properties of aggregates — Part 1: Determination of particle size distribution — Sieving method. EN 993-14, Methods of testing dense shaped refractory products — Part 14: Determination of thermal conductivity by the hot-wire (cross-array) method EN 1097-3, Tests for mechanical and physical properties of aggregates — Part 3: Determination of loose bulk density and voids EN 12086, Thermal insulating products for building application — Determination of water vapour transmission properties EN 12667, Thermal performance of building materials and products — Determination of thermal resistance by means of guarded hot plate and heat flow meter methods — Products of high and medium thermal resistance EN 13055-1, Lightweight aggregates — Part 1: Lightweight aggregates for concrete, mortar and grout kSIST FprEN 15600-1:2010

FprEN 15600-1:2009 (E) 6 EN 13055-2, Lightweight aggregates — Part 2: Lightweight aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments and for unbound and bound applications EN 13172, Thermal insulating products — Evaluation of conformity EN 13820, Thermal insulating materials for building applications — Determination of organic content EN 14706, Thermal insulating products for building equipment and industrial installations — Determination of maximum service temperature EN ISO 13787, Thermal insulation products for building equipment and industrial installations — Determination of declared thermal conductivity (ISO 13787:2003) 3 Terms and Definitions, Symbols and Abbreviations For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply 3.1 Terms and Definitions 3.1.1 exfoliated vermiculite insulation material which results from expanding or exfoliating a natural micaceous mineral by heating [EN ISO 9229] 3.1.2 vermiculite aggregate exfoliated vermiculite with no treatment or surface coating, used as a loose insulation in cavities 3.1.3 coated vermiculite exfoliated vermiculite which has a coating 3.1.4 hydrophobic vermiculite exfoliated vermiculite which is treated to give specific hydrophobic properties and used where moisture or water repellency is required 3.1.5 premixed vermiculite exfoliated vermiculite premixed with binders to form bonded materials in end use applications 3.1.6 level given value which is the upper or lower limit of requirement, where the level is given by the declared value of the characteristic concerned 3.1.7 class combination of two levels of the same property between which the performance shall fall, where the level is given by the declared value of the characteristic concerned kSIST FprEN 15600-1:2010

FprEN 15600-1:2009 (E) 7 3.2 Symbols and Abbreviations
Symbols used in this standard: λD is the declared thermal conductivity

W/(m·K) µ is the water vapour diffusion resistance factor CR is the symbol of the declared value for crushing resistance LD is the symbol of the declared value for loose bulk density PS is the symbol of the declared particle size ST(+) is the symbol of the declared maximum service temperature ST(-) is the symbol of the declared minimum service temperature

Abbreviations used in this standard: EV is exfoliated vermiculite as defined in 3.1.1 EVA is vermiculite aggregate as defined in 3.1.2 EVC

is coated vermiculite as defined in 3.1.2 EVH is hydrophobic vermiculite as defined in 3.1.2 EVM

is premixed vermiculite as defined in 3.1.2 ITT is initial type testing. 4 Requirements 4.1 General Product properties shall be assessed in accordance with Clause 5. To comply with this standard, products shall meet the requirements of subclauses 4.2 and

4.3 as appropriate. One test result for a product property is the average of the measured values on the number of test specimens given in Table 1. 4.2 For all applications 4.2.1 Thermal resistance and thermal conductivity Thermal conductivity shall be based upon measurements carried out in accordance with EN 12667 (limited to 110 °C) or EN 993-14 (this test is calibrated against EN 12667). In each case the thermal conductivity values shall be determined by the manufacturer and verified in accordance with EN ISO 13787.

They shall be declared by the manufacturer according to the above specified measurement standards covering the product service temperature range. The following conditions apply:  measured values shall be expressed with three significant figures;  declared thermal conductivity curve shall be given as a limit curve, defined in EN ISO 13787;  values of the thermal conductivity, D, shall be rounded upwards to the nearest 0,001 W/(m · K). kSIST FprEN 15600-1:2010

FprEN 15600-1:2009 (E) 8 The declared equation/limit curve is the "declared reference" with three significant figures, that is to 0,0001 W/(m·K) for

values below 0,1 W/(m·K) and in 0,001 W/(m·K) for

values above 0,1 W/(m·K). This shall be used as a reference for the verification of the declaration. When thermal conductivity is declared as a table derived from the equation, rounding upwards to the next 0,001 W/(m·K) has to be done for the full range of the thermal conductivity. NOTE The declaration of the declared installed thermal resistance for an installed EV product is made in FprEN 15600-2. 4.2.2 Loose bulk density Loose bulk density shall be determined in accordance with EN 1097-3. However the container should be filled using a flat bottomed scoop held centrally over the container without touching it, and be no more than 50 mm above the rim. The value shall be expressed as kg/m3 and declared by the manufacturer in steps of 1 kg/m3. The loose bulk density shall be in the range of ± 15 % of the manufacturer’s declared value. NOTE Most exfoliated vermiculite products are in the range 50 kg/m3 to 180 kg/m3. 4.2.3 Particle size 4.2.3.1 Particle size distribution Particle size distribution shall be determined in accordance with EN 933-1 without washing and expressed as a percentage by mass, and shall be in accordance with the manufacturer’s declared limits. 4.2.3.2 Size designation The particle size shall be designated by two sieve sizes between which the main proportion of the material lies and any undersize or oversize shall comply with 4.2.3.3 and 4.2.3.4. The size in mm shall be selected from those specified in EN 13055-2. NOTE The particle size will normally be in the range 0 mm to 32 mm. 4.2.3.3 Undersize

The content of the undersize shall not exceed 15 % by mass. 4.2.3.4 Oversize The content of oversize shall not exceed 10 % by mass. 4.2.4 Reaction to fire This property is not measured since exfoliated vermiculite products described by this standard are classified without testing as class A1 products. NOTE 1 The products are classified without testing as class A1 products in accordance with commission decision 96/603/EC as amended by decision 2000/605/EC. NOTE 2 Products with an organic content greater than 1 % are outside the scope of this standard. If required the organic content shall be determined according to the procedure given in Annex C. kSIST FprEN 15600-1:2010

FprEN 15600-1:2009 (E) 9 4.2.5 Durability characteristics 4.2.5.1 General The appropriate durability characteristics have been considered and are covered in 4.2.5.2, 4.2.5.3 and 4.2.5.4. 4.2.5.2 Durability of reaction to fire against ageing/degradation The fire performance of exfoliated vermiculite does not change with time (see 4.2.4). 4.2.5.3 Durability of thermal resistance against ageing/degradation The thermal conductivity (4.2.1) of the product does not change with time. 4.2.5.4 Durability of compression strength against ageing/degradation The compressive strength of exfoliated vermiculite does not change with time. Exfoliated vermiculite is a stable laminar structure. 4.2.5.5 Durability of thermal resistance against high temperature The thermal conductivity of exfoliated vermiculite products does not change with time at any specific temperature within the service temperature range. This is covered by 4.3.2 maximum service temperature (dimensional stability). 4.3 For specific applications 4.3.1 General If there is no requirement for a property described in 4.3 for a product in use, then the property does not need to be determined and declared by the manufacturer. 4.3.2 Maximum service temperature The maximum service temperature, ST(+), shall be determined in accordance with Annex D for loose-fill products. NOTE EN 14706 may be used for bonded products formed in end use application. The maximum service temperature, ST(+), shall be declared in °C in levels with steps of 50 °C. 4.3.3 Minimum service temperature The minimum service temperature, ST(-), is not determined. Exfoliated vermiculite is stable below 0 °C. NOTE If a test is considered necessary this should be agreed between the parties. 4.3.4 Crushing resistance In load bearing applications the crushing resistance shall be determined in accordance with EN 13055-1 and expressed in N/mm2. NOTE Crushing resistance is a measure of the strength of the material but it does not necessarily relate directly to load bearing capacity. kSIST FprEN 15600-1:2010

FprEN 15600-1:2009 (E) 10 4.3.5 Water vapour permeability The water vapour permeability is determined in accordance with EN 12086. 4.3.6 Release of dangerous substances Materials used in products shall not release any dangerous substances in excess of the maximum permitted levels specified in a relevant European Standard for the material or permitted in the national regulations for the member state of destination.

NOTE See Annex ZA. 4.3.7 Continuous glowing combustion

Where subject to regulations, the manufacturer shall declare the continuous glowing combustion of the product.

In the absence of a European test method, the compliance with the requirement shall be made on basis of the existing national test method.

NOTE 1 A test method is under development and the standard will be amended when this is available. NOTE 2 The products are classified without testing as class A1 products in accordance with commission decision 96/603/EC as amended by decision 2000/605/EC. NOTE 3 Products with an organic content greater than 1 % are outside the scope of this standard. If required the organic content shall be determined according to the procedure given in Annex C. 5 Test methods 5.1 Sampling Sampling shall be carried out according to EN 932-1 and EN 932-2 using a procedure which gives a representative sample and avoids sampling bias. 5.2 Conditioning No special conditioning of the sample shall be used unless otherwise specified in the test method standards. In case of dispute the test samples shall be conditioned to moisture equilibrium at (23 ± 5) ºC and (50 ± 10) % relative humidity after drying at (110 ± 5) ºC. 5.3 Testing 5.3.1 General Table 1 indicates the test procedure, the minimum number of measurements required to get one test result and any specific conditions which are necessary.

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FprEN 15600-1:2009 (E) 11 Table 1 —Test methods, measurements and conditions Clause Test method Minimum number of measurements to get one test result Specific conditions No. Title 4.2.1 Thermal conductivity EN 12667 or EN 993-14 1 See Annex B 4.2.2 Loose bulk density EN 1097-3 3 See 4.2.2 4.2.3 Particle size EN 933-1 1 See 4.2.3 4.3.7 Continuous glowing combustion Annex C 1 None 4.3.2 Maximum service temperature Annex D or EN 14706 1 None 4.3.4 Crushing resistance EN 13055-1 1 None 4.3.5 Water vapour permeability EN 12086 1 None 5.3.2 Thermal conductivity Thermal conductivity shall be determined in accordance with EN 12667 or EN 993-14, under the following conditions:  at different temperatures ranging from the minimum to the maximum service temperature;  lowest reference mean test temperature required is –10 ºC;  after preparation in accordance with the procedure given in Annex B;

 after conditioning in accordance with 5.2;  thickness of the test specimen shall be at least 10 times as thick as the mean aggregate size in the sample.

Specimen thicknesses of five times the mean aggregate size are permitted if it can be shown that the required accuracy of testing is obtained. 6 Designation Code A designation code for the product shall be given by the manufacturer. The following shall be included except when there is no requirement for a property described in 4.3:  Product abbreviation  This FprEN 15600-1  Loose bulk density LDi  Particle size PS(x-y)  Crushing resistance CR  Maximum service temperature ST(+)i  Minimum service temperature ST(-)i where “i” shall be used to indicate the relevant class or level, and (x-y) indicates the upper and lower sieve size. kSIST FprEN 15600-1:2010

FprEN 15600-1:2009 (E) 12 The designation code for an exfoliated vermiculite product is illustrated by the following example: EVA FprEN 15600-1- LD90 - PS(3-11) - ST(+)1050 - ST(-)-50 7 Evaluation of conformity 7.1 General The manufacturer or their authorised representative shall be responsible for the conformity of the product with the requirements of this European Standard. The evaluation of conformity shall be carried out in accordance with EN 13172 and shall be based on initial type tests, factory production control and tests on samples taken at the factory. If a manufacturer decides to group their products it shall be done in accordance with EN 13172. 7.2 Initial type testing (ITT) ITT shall be carried out in accordance with EN 13172 for all characteristics declared, except for thermal conductivity. ITT for the thermal conductivity curve shall be carried out according to EN ISO 13787. For ITT testing of the λ curve and the maximum and minimum service temperatures only one test result is required using test specimens from four different production dates. 7.3 Factory production control (FPC) FPC testing shall be made for the characteristics listed in Annex A. The minimum frequencies of tests in the factory production control shall be in accordance with Annex A.

When indirect testing is used, the correlation to direct testing shall be established in accordance with EN 13172. The manufacturer or his authorised representative shall make available, in response to a request, a certificate or declaration of conformity as appropriate. 8 Marking and labelling Products complying with this standard shall be clearly marked, either on the package or on the delivery note, with at least the following information:  product name or other identifying characteristic;  name or identifying mark and address of the manufacturer or their authorised representative;  production date and manufacturing plant or traceability code;  reaction to fire class A1;  declared ther

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