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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  • 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

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