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New cone calorimeter makes testing cost-effective



VTT's new ISO 5660-compliant cone calorimeter makes testing more cost-effective and provides results faster.

Useful for product development

A small sample provides information on the ignitability, heat release and smoke production as well as mass loss rate of the product. This helps assess the effect of changes on combustion characteristics.

Initial small-scale testing

The results can be used to model the heat release of construction materials to help estimate their possible fire class (B, C or D).

Modelling is best suited for wood-based products and to compare different coatings.

Compliance of fire safety requirements

Measurement of heat release with an ISO 5660-compliant cone calorimeter is one of the methods used in the fire testing of materials and components for trains according to EN 45545-2.

Determination of the heat release and mass loss rate of materials used in the high-speed rail crafts​ is performed with the cone calorimeter method.

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Contact us

Tel. +358 20 722 7070
Fax +358 20 722 7001
Opening hours 9:00 - 11:00 and
12:00 - 15:00,
GMT +2 time zone