With Deflamos Cone calorimeter advanced laboratory tests can be made to determine a materials reaction to fire and smoke emissions, in accordance with EN 5660-‐1 and other standards. Parameters as ignitability, combustibility and smoke production can be determined with very high accuracy.
It is named after the conical shaped heat source which provides heat up to 100 kW/m2.
The Cone Calorimeter measures the amount of heat a specimen gives when heated by a set amount of power (radiation heat).
Smoke generation is measured in the exhaust hood and the software gives specific results of amount of smoke generated.
The test specimen has a dimension of 100 x 100 mm with a minimum thickness of 1 mm.
Different materials can be tested. Building products, automotive components, furnitures, marine products, wall coverings, floors are just a few examples.
Following parameters are examples which can be determined:
- Time to ignition (s)
- Maximum heat release (kW/m2)
- Total heat release (MJ/m2)
- Mass loss (g/s)
- Effective combustion heat (MJ/kg)
- Average smoke production (m2/s)
- Smoke production rate (SPR m²/s)