Tests on electric cables
Tests on electric cables enable to verify characteristics such as their functionality and safety and, more precisely, the elimination of electrical hazards and their fire resistance.
Tests on cables for the transmission of electrical energy, domestic applications, signal cables for the transmission of data, etc. verify that they meet the requirements established on national (UNE), European (EN) and international (IEC, ISO) standards on electric cables.
The tests that ceis carries out on electric cables are:
Fire resistance tests
Tests on fire resistance of cables assess their characteristics and fire performance, in an effort to limit the risks in case of fire.
ceis has the necessary equipment and experience to carry out tests on fire performance and fire resistance established both in international standards and in the legislation currently in force (LV Directive 2006/95/EEC):
- No flame propagation (UNE EN 60332)
- No fire propagation (UNE EN 60332)
- Low smoke emission (UNE EN 61034)
- Determination of halogen acid gases (UNE EN 60754)
- Acidity degree of gases(UNE EN 60754)
- Flame resistance (UNE EN 50200 and UNE EN 50362)
- Determination of fluorine content (IEC 60684)
- Toxicity index (NES 713)
- Oxygen index (UNE EN ISO 4589)
- Flammability index (UNE EN ISO 4589)
Tests on electric cables for CPR classification
Energy, control and communication cables did not have to meet any specific requirement to bear the CE marking. However, since the new mandatory Construction Products Regulation came into force, known as CPR 305/2011, cables ought to comply with specific performance features regarding fire resistance and reaction to fire that are to be reflected on the Declaration of Performance (DoP).
ceis is accredited to carry out reaction to fire tests according to standard UNE EN 50399, as an independent third-party laboratory.
More information in pdf: CPR.
Electrical, mechanical and physical-chemical tests
ceis is recognised by the members of the HAR agreement to carry out tests on electric cables. It is also recognised by the bodies participating in the International Electrotechnical Commission (IECEE/CB Scheme and CCA) and as a reference laboratory for the awarding and monitoring of the AENOR Mark for electric cables.
Tests on electric cables are recognised by the following certification bodies:
ceis is accredited by ENAC in conformity with standard UNE/EN/ISO/IEC 17025 to carry out tests on electric cables (Technical Annex of Scope) and is a Notified Body recognised by the Ministry of Industry regarding the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/ECC.
Our staff can provide you with advice at all times regarding the tests on electric cables necessary for the assessment according to their different uses.