GLOW WIRE TESTING
Glow wire testing is performed on plastic materials used in electrical devices. It assesses the plastic’s ability to resist ignition and to self extinguish if ignited. As a safety test its purpose is to prevent the start or the spread of fire in the event of an electrical component becoming overheated.
Variants of the glow wire test include:
Many product standards call for a glow wire test, including household appliances (commonly called white goods) in IEC60335-1, luminaires in IEC60598-1, and electrical control panels and distribution boards in IEC61439-1.
Individual product standards will state the glow wire test method to use. If you need to put your product through specific proving, our highly experienced test engineers will work with you to select the most appropriate test method that proves your requirements.
You may need to prove that your product maintains its flame resistance after a period of exposure to weather. We can complement standard glow wire testing with conditioning to simulate real-life situations.
Examples of environmental conditioning are:
GLOW WIRE TESTING STANDARDS
Glow-wire flammability test method for end products (GWEPT)
Glow-wire flammability index (GWFI) test method for materials
Glow-wire ignition temperature (GWIT) test method for materials
Standard Test Method for Glow-Wire Ignition of Materials
CERTIFICATES AND REPORTS
We offer a range of reports and certificates to meet your requirements.