Fire Safety Technology

This group has various fire testing devices to evaluate the fire safety of wires and cables, and can respond to a variety of testing requests.

Fire Hazard Testing

(1) Flame Test for Wires and Cables

No. Tests Test Outline Test Conditions Reference Standard
1 Single Wire Flame Test Measuring of flame propagation of a single wire and cable Burner power: 50W, 500W, 1kW
Sample Length:
300mm(JIS)
610mm(VW-1, FT1, IEC 60332-1)
250mm(FT2)
JIS C 3005
UL 224
UL 1581(VW-1 etc.)
CSA C22.2(FT-1, FT-2)
IEC 60332-1
ISO 6722
etc.
2 Vertical Tray Flame Test Vertical tray flame test of parallel installed cables Burner power: 20kW
Type of gas: propane gas
Sample Length: 2.4m(96in)
IEEE 383(1974)
IEEE 1202
JIS C 3521
UL 1685
CSA FT-4
Vertical flame test of bunched wires and cables based on IEC Burner power: 20kW, 40kW
Type of gas: propane gas
Sample Length: 3.5m
IEC 60332-3
3 Riser Cable Fire Test Test for flame propagation height of electrical and optical-fiber
cables installed vertically in shafts
Burner power: 155kW
Type of gas: propane gas
Sample Length: 5.3m(17.5ft)
UL 1666
4 Steiner Tunnel Flammability Test 1) Test for flame travel and smoke of wires and cables for use in air-handling spaces
2) Test for surface burning characteristics of building materials
Burner power: 88kW
Type of gas: methane gas
Sample Length: 7.3m(24ft)
NFPA 262
ASTM E 84
NFPA 255
UL 723

(2) Fire Resistant Test for Wires and Cables

No. Tests Test Outline Test Conditions Reference Standard
1 Small Scale Fire Resistant Test 1) Test for fire proof cables
2) Test for heat proof cables(heat proof wires and cables, heat proof coaxial cables, heat proof optical cables, etc. )
3) Test for fire proof or heat proof cable joints
4) Test for heat proof terminal block
Temperature rise curve: JIS A 1304
Sample Length: 10m(heat proof optical cables)
1.3m(others)
Fire and Disaster Management Agency
  Notice 10 (1997)
  Notice 11 (1997)
JCS 7502, 7504, 7505, 7507
JIL 5501-2010
2 Large Scale Fire Resistant Test 1) Fire resistant test of large size cable
2) Fire resistant test of bus-duct
3) Fire resistant test based on RABT curve
4) Fire resistant preliminary test of fire compartment penetration part
Temperature rise curve:
  JIS A 1304
  RABT curve
  ISO834-1
Furnace size: 2.1x1.5x1.3m
Fire and Disaster Management Agency
Notice 10 (1997)
JCS 7503, 7506
etc.
3 Fire Resistant Test (IEC) Fire resistant test of cable based on IEC Burner flame temperature:
  750+50℃、830+40℃
Sample Length:
  1.2m(IEC60331-21)
  1.5m(IEC60331-1)
IEC 60331-21(-11)
IEC 60331-1

(3) Smoke Density and Toxic Fume Measurement

No. Tests Test Outline Test Conditions Reference Standard
1 3m Cube Test Measuring smoke density in burning various components of railway rolling stock (cables, textiles and minor use materials) Fire source: 1 litter of alcohol
Sample Length: 1m for cable,
Please ask us about sample size of the other materials.
IEC 61034
BS 6853 Annex D
2 NBS Smoke Chamber Measuring smoke density in burning materials
(components for air plane, railway vehicle and ECO cable, which made of ecology material)
Sample size: 76x76x 0.5 to 25mm thick JIS C 60695-6-31
ASTM E 662
3 Toxic Fume Emission Measurement Toxic fume emission measurement by gas detector tube in burning components of industrial equipments (cables, various resin) Sample weight : 1g Def, Stan. 02-713
(NES713)
Toxic fume emission measurement by each prescribed analyzer for each gas in burning a components of railway vehicle (cables, textiles and minor use materials) Sample weight : 1g BS 6853 Annex B.1

(4) Flame Test for Materials

No. Tests Test Outline Test Conditions Reference Standard
1 Cone Calorimeter 1) Measuring of heat release rate and heat of combustion
2) Measuring of smoke density, soot accumulation and combustion generated gasses(CO,CO2) are available at the same time
3) Measuring of heat release for construction materials
Sample size: 100x100x50mm(max.) ISO 5660
ASTM E 1354
Building Standards Act
Act No. 2-9 etc.
2 Safety for Test for Flammability of Plastic (UL94) Measuring of flame resisting by horizontal or vertical of Bar specimens Sample size:
HB:125x13.0x3.0mm
V:125x13.0x13mm(max.)
UL 94: HB
UL 94: V-0
UL 94: V-1
UL 94: V-2
3 Oxygen Index Measuring Equipment Measuring of the minimum concentration of oxygen that will support flaming combustion Sample size: type Ⅳ
70 to 150mm x6.5mm x3mm
JIS K 7201-2
ISO 4589-2

(5) Fire Testing Enclosure

No. Tests Test Outline Test Conditions Reference Standard
1 Large Scale Fire Testing Enclosure 1) Fire test of installed cables
2) Fire test of household electric appliances & furniture
3) Various fire tests used with the aid of the large space and incidence facilities for exhaust gas treatment
Ignition source: propane gas, etc.
Dimension of test room: 10x10x8m
Exhaust capacity: max. 250Nm3/min
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2 Medium Scale Fire Testing Enclosure Ignition source: propane gas, etc.
Dimension of test room: 4x4x7.5m
Exhaust capacity: max. 60Nm3/min
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3 Small Scale Fire Testing Enclosure Various fire tests used with the aid of the small space and incidence facilities for exhaust gas treatment Ignition source: methane gas, propane gas, etc.
Dimension of test room: 1.6x1.6x1.6m
Exhaust capacity: max. 10Nm3/min
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Test Request Form

Contact Us for fire testing
Yosuke Yamazaki, General Manager
Phone:+81-53-428-4686,
Facsimile:+81-53-428-4690

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