Rail fire testing

Warringtonfire provides a comprehensive range of independent rail fire testing services to a global market from its UKAS accredited testing laboratory in Warrington, DAkkS accredited laboratory in Frankfurt, which is also an officially acknowledged fire test center by the EBA and our BELAC accredited testing laboratory in Gent. Our team of engaged experts have a deep understanding of the industry’s specific requirements.

We offer a comprehensive range of impartial rail fire testing services across our laboratories, to an international market. From developing fire safety design strategies, through rail fire testing and certification of fire protection products, to inspection commissioning and certification of completed projects, Warringtonfire can help with all aspects of fire safety. Our dedicated team of expert engineers and scientists are totally professional, discreet and approachable.

Rail fire testing – what we can do

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 rail fire testing capabilities include flammability, smoke density and toxicity testing to the following standards:

  • EN 45545-2
  • ISO 5660 cone calorimeter
  • ISO 5658-2 Flame spread
  • ISO 5659-2 Smoke density
  • EN 45545-2 Annex C Method 2 (Chamber) 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
  • EN ISO 1182
  • EN 60332-1-2 Cable flammability test
  • EN 61034 Smoke density
  • EN 50305 Section 9.2 Toxicity
  • EN 45545-2 Annex A and B Seat vandalism and full seat flammability
  • EN 60695-2-11 Glow wire
  • EN 60695-11-10 Small vertical flame test
  • BS 6853
  • BS 476 Part 6
  • BS 476 Part 7
  • 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 Appendiz A temperature index 
  • DIN 5510
  • Testing of railcar seats according to DIN5510-2 and TL of the Deutsche Bahn AG and UIC 564-2
  • Testing of subway and streetcar seats, DIN5510-2
  • Testing according to DIN 5510-2:
  • DIN 54837 Classifications: burning behavior 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
  • DIN 53438, 1-3 (nichtnachweispflichte Fahrzeugteile) Classification: S1 (K1, F1)
  • NF F 16-101 (Certifer approved laboratory)
  • 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 

As well as:
Testing according to UIC-564-2