Glow Wire Test Equipment

IEC 60695-2-10, ASTM D6194, UL746A

The Glow Wire test equipment is used to investigate the fire-resistant properties of raw materials and finished components.  Concept Equipment’s test apparatus has been ergonomically designed to meet the above EN and IEC standards.

The glow-wire itself is the source of the fire. The initial temperature of the glow-wire is set and controlled by a temperature programmer. During a test, the temperature controller can be switched to manual mode to produce a constant voltage signal to the glow-wire, thus avoiding the sample to a variation in output power, which would otherwise be feedback from the control thermocouple.

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    Specification & Features

    • Test apparatus conveniently mounted on control panel
    • Glow-wire probe as per standard
    • Stainless steel specimen holder
    • Thermocouple to set the test temperature
    • Temperature controller with constant voltage output with control optimisation
    •  Linear drive with defined velocity
    • The test equipment is used to investigate the fire-resistant properties of raw materials and finished components
    • The glow-wire itself is the source of the fire
    • The initial temperature of the glow-wire is set and controlled by a temperature programmer
    • During a test, the temperature controller can be switched to manual mode to produce a constant voltage signal to the glow-wire, thus avoiding the sample to a variation in output power, which would otherwise be fed back from the control thermocouple
    • The temperature of the glow-wire can be set from room temperature to 1000°C
    • The temperature of the glow-wire is detected by a sheathed thermocouple type K (class 1) in accordance with IEC 60584-2
    • During the test the specimen is moved towards the glow-wire at a constant velocity of 11 mm/sec and then back again
    • The heating time of 30 sec is quartz controlled
    • The specimen support is pulled toward the glow-wire with a force of 1 N

    Technical Data & Requirements

    • Power supply: 230vAC ± 10% (50 Hz)
    • Ambient Temperature: Operating 10°C to 35°C
    • Fume extraction: Fume cupboard or Hood capable of 1m3 /min evacuation
    • Dimensions: 560 mm (W) x 700 mm x (H) x 500 mm (D)
    • Shipping Weight:  28 Kg

    Experts since 1998

    We have been involved in the design and manufacture of fire testing, thermal analysis, rheology and spectroscopy instruments since the mid-eighties.

    Concept Equipment design and manufacture fire testing instruments according to international test methods.

    Location —

    Units 57-59 The Vinery, Arundel Road, Poling, West Sussex, BN18 9PY, UK