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flammable solids
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
06 Jun - 11 Jul 2013
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study

Data source

Reference Type:
study report
Report Date:

Materials and methods

Test guideline
according to
UN Manual of Tests and Criteria: Test N.1 (Test method for readily combustible solids)
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. certificate)

Test material


Results and discussion

Flammable solids
Key result
Test procedure:
burning rate test: preliminary screening test
Remarks on result:
substance does not ignite and propagate combustion either by burning with flame or smouldering along 200 mm of the powder train within the 2 minutes test period

Any other information on results incl. tables


The test is designed to determine the flammability of solids. A standardized pile of the test item is ignited with a flame and the burning rate will be evaluated. The burning behaviour will first be

checked with a preliminary test. lf the test item bums and the burning time is below the threshold the main test will be performed.

The test item is loosely filled into a mould. The mould, made of metal, has a length of 250 mm and a triangular cross section with an inner height of 10 mm and an inner width of 20 mm. On both sides

of the mould in a longitudinal direction two metal sheets are mounted as lateral limitations which project 2 mm beyond the upper edge of the triangular cross section. The mould is then dropped

three times from a height of 2 cm onto a solid surface in order to evenly distribute the test item. lf necessary the mould is then filled up again. Then the lateral limitations are removed and the excess

substance is scraped off. A non-combustible and non-porous plate is placed on top of the mould, the apparatus is inverted and the mould is removed.

As ignition source a flame is used to ignite the pile at one end.

Preliminary test:

At one end of the pile a flame is applied for maximum 2 minutes. lf the pile bums over a distance of 200 mm within 2 minutes, the main test has to be performed. lf there is no ignition of the test item

after 2 minutes of contact with the flame or the pile bums less than 200 mm within 2 minutes, the main test is unnecessary.

Main test:

At one end of the pile a flame is applied. After the pile has burned over a distance of 80 mm, the rate of burning is measured over the next 100 mm. The test is performed six times, using a clean

cool plate each time.


• Mould: L x W x H: 250 x 20 x 10 mm

• Non-combustible, non-porous plate

Individual Results:

Preliminary test:

The test item could not be ignited with a flame. The test item melted. The performance of the main test was not necessary.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
Due to the burning behaviour the test item has not to be classified as a "readily combustible solid", class 4.1, of the UN transport regulations.