New fire test for filters

This year, the new DIN 18869 standard came into force. It describes a testing procedure of the behaviour of aerosol separators (filters) under fire and their suitability to arrest flames. The testing is similar to the method described in the UL 1046 standard with a flame intensity that is approximately twice as high, however!

fire_testThis year, the new DIN 18869 standard came into force. It describes a testing procedure of the behaviour of aerosol separators (filters) under fire and their suitability to arrest flames. The testing is similar to the method described in the UL 1046 standard with a flame intensity that is approximately twice as high, however! Unfortunately, no test stand satisfying the requirements of the new standard has been available until recently. Therefore, Rentschler REVEN started to build an new compliant test stand in close cooperation with test institutes and suppliers under the supervision of the REVEN project manager Marcus Auer. The test stand will be completed by the end of this month and by the end of the year, we will be able to test our equipment in accordance with DIN 18869 on the new stand. The following illustration shows the DIN18869 test stand.