Automotive fire testing

Warringtonfire offers a wide range of automotive fire testing methods from our reaction to fire laboratories in Frankfurt and Warrington, which have been developed by the motor industry to assess burning behavior.

We offer numerous automotive fire testing services across fire, flammability and smoke testing standards to verify the performance of your automotive interior materials and fuel tanks.

Motor vehicles contain several components and materials used within the passenger compartment that can burn if subjected to a large enough ignition source. These components and materials need to have a degree of burn resistance so that occupants have time to escape the vehicle in the event of a fire.

Our automotive fire testing capabilities include:

  • Fire testing for vehicle interiors materials according to 95 /28 EG – IV, horizontal, ECE R118, Annex 6 (FMVSS 302, DIN 75200)
  • Dripping testing according to 95 / 28 / EG-V, ECE R118, Annex 7 (UTAC St. 18-502/1, NF P 92-505)
  • Fire testing for vehicle interiors according to 95/28/Eg-V1, vertical, ECE R118, Annex 8
  • Resistance test against fuel penetration, ECE R118, Annex 9
  • Cable testing, ECE R118, Annex 10 (ISO 6722) 
  • ISO 3795 and any manufacturers specs
  • BS AU 169A
  • BS EN ISO 7840: 2004 Annex A Fire Resistance of fuel lines
  • GB 8410 (China Republic)
  • VDE 0471 Glow Wire
  • ASTM D635
  • ASTM 5133
  • VSTD (Taiwan)
  • Nissan M0094
  • SAE J369
  • HES D6003
  • Specialist testing according to the specifications of various automotive manufacturers 

Automotive fire testing - Fuel tank testing

Warringtonfire’s Frankfurt automotive fire testing laboratory is a DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025:2018 accredited fire test laboratory and is officially designated test centre by the KBA and is our centre of excellence for plastic fuel tank testing for ECE R 34 – annex 5.

Plastic fuel tanks for HEV’s present special requirements as they are pressurized. For these products Warringtonfire Frankfurt provided the option to monitor and record relevant temperature and pressure data throughout the full test.