Industry Standard Updates
New Cone Calorimeter Standard ISO 5660:1:2015+A1:2019
ISO have just released amendment 1 of the Cone Calorimeter standard ISO 5660-1.
In this amendment:
- The ignition spark should be visible as continuous to the naked eye.
- The clause on how to test dimensionally unstable materials has been updated.
- The test procedure has been updated so that the operator will clean the igniter rods prior to a test.
- The reporting of multiple specimen results has been updated.
The new standard can be purchased from ISO or your national standards institute.
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