Rail Fire Testing

Rail fire testing

Ignito provides a range of independent railway fire testing services to the global & Local market.

Our team of experts have a deep understanding of the industry’s specific

Our dedicated team of expert engineers and scientists are totally professional, discreet and approachable.

Rail fire testing – Available Facility

We can conduct rail fire testing on the following components:

  • Wall linings
  • Ceiling linings
  • Floor coverings
  • External surfaces
  • Fire retardant treatments
  • Seating
  • Cables
  • Rubber materials
  • Plastic materials
  • Foam materials
  • Glazing systems
  • Electrotechnical components 

Our railway fire testing capabilities include flammability, smoke density and toxicity testing according to the standards mentioned below:

EN 45545-2

  • ISO 5660 cone calorimeter
  • ISO 5658-2 Flame spread 
  • ISO 5659-2 Smoke density
  • EN 45545-2 Annex C Method 2 (FTIR) toxicity
  • ISO 4589-2 Oxygen index 
  • EN 45545-2 Annex C Method 1 (Tube furnace / NF X 70-100) Toxicity
  • EN ISO 11925-2 Ignitibility
  • EN ISO 9239-1 Radiant panel floor
  • EN 13501-1 Euroclass A1 (Non-combustible)
  • EN ISO 1716 Calorific Value
  • EN ISO 1182 Non-Combustibility
  • EN 60332-1-2 Cable flammability test
  • EN 61034 Smoke density
  • EN 45545-2 Annex A Seat vandalism
  • EN 45545-2 Annex B Full seat flammability 
  • EN 60695-2-11 Glow wire
  • EN 60695-11-10 Small vertical flame test

British standards

  • BS 476 Part 6 Fire Propagation Index
  • BS 476 Part 7 Spread of flame
  • BS 6853 Annex B.1 Toxicity (tube furnace / NF X 70-100)
  • BS 6853 Annex B.2 Toxicity (chamber)
  • BS 6853 Annex D Smoke density 
  • ISO 9239-1 Radiant panel floor 
  • ISO 4589-2 Oxygen index 
  • ISO 4589-3 Appendix A temperature index 

DIN 5510

  • Testing of rail-car seats according to DIN5510-2
  • Testing according to DIN 5510-2
  • DIN 54837 Classifications: burning behaviour S1-S5; smoke development SR1-SR2; dripping ST1- ST2
  • Testing of flooring materials, classification SF1-SF3; DIN 4102-14 or DIN EN ISO 9239-1
  • Toxicity, Annex C, D, DIN EN ISO5659-2

NF F 16-101

  • M rating
  •             NFP 92-501 flammability
  •             NFP 92-503 flammability
  • I rating
  •             ISO 4589-2 Oxygen index 
  •             EN 60695-2-11 Glow wire
  • F rating
  •             NF X 70-100 Toxicity
  •             NF X 10-702 Smoke density 


UIC-564-2

  • Appendix 4: Spread of Flame
  • Appendix 15: Deterioration of visibility
  • NCD 1409: Toxicity chamber
  • NES 711: Smoke Density
  • NES 713: Smoke Toxicity